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The Art of Looking Sideways Art Direction Explained, At Last! Visual Grammar Stop Stealing Sheep & Learn How Type Works Graphic Design Theory Fonts & Logos The ABC's of Bauhaus How Designers Think The Form of the Book How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer The Typographic Desk Reference How Buildings Learn Art As Experience Bird by Bird

Once again I’m adding to my list of recommended books with some good reads I’ve come across in the past few years. I’m always up for finding new books to help me better understand design or improve my practices, but it can be very difficult to find the meat from so many fatty offerings. That’s why I try to keep this list focused on design, type, and theory. There are many lists for good web design books around, but few of just straight up good design books, and many of these topics are applicable anywhere. Like last time, this doesn’t aim to be comprehensive, but I personally vouch for the usefulness all of these books offer. Enjoy!


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