A Few Graphic Design References for Writers (November 2014)
  • Bringhurst R. The Elements of Typographic Style (3.2). Vancouver: Hartley & Marks. 2008.
  • Cullen K. Layout Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Building Pages in Graphic Design. Beverly, MA: Rockport Publishers; 2007.
  • Lupton E, Phillips JC. Graphic Design: The New Basics. New York: Princeton Architectural Press; 2008.
  • Meggs PB. Type and Image: The Language of Graphic Design. New York: John Wiley & Sons; 1992.
  • Orangeseed Design. Bringing Graphic Design In-House: How and When to Design It Yourself. Beverly, MA: Rockport; 2004.
  • Samara T. Design Elements: A Graphic Style Manual. Beverly, MA: Rockport Publishers; 2004.
  • Scher P. Make It Bigger. New York: Princeton Architectural Press; 2005.
  • White AH. The Elements of Graphic Design: Space, Unity, Page Architecture, and Type, 2nd ed. New York: Allworth; 2011.
  • White JV. Editing by Design: For Designers, Art Directors, and Editors, 3rd ed. New York: Allworth Press; 2003.
  • Williams R. The Non-Designers Design Book, 3rd edition. Berkeley, CA: Peachpit Press;  2008.
  • Williams R. The Mac is Not a Typewriter, 2nd ed. Berkeley, CA: Peachpit Press; 2003.
  • Williams R. The PC is Not a Typewriter. Berkeley, CA: Peachpit Press; 1995.
  • Williams R, Tollett J. Robin Williams Design Workshop, 2nd ed. Berkeley, CA: Peachpit Press; 2007.
A Few Grid System References (December 2014)
  • Elam K. Grid Systems. New York: Princeton Architectural Press; 2004.
  • Elam K. Typographic Systems: Principles of Organizing Type. New York: Princeton Architectural Press; 2007.
  • Samara T. Making and Breaking the Grid: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop. MA: Rockport Publishers; 2002.
A Few Ellen Lupton Books (January 2015)
  • Lupton E. (ed) D.I.Y.:Design It Yourself. New York: Princeton Architectural Press; 2006.
  • Lupton E. (ed) Graphic Design Thinking: Beyond Brainstorming. New York: Princeton Architectural Press; 2011.
  • Lupton E.  Graphic Design: The New Basics. New York: Princeton Architectural Press; 2008.
  • Lupton E. Indie Publishing: How to Design and Publish Your Own Book. New York: Princeton Architectural Press; 2008.
  • Lupton E. Thinking with Type. New York: Princeton Architectural Press; 2004.
  • Lupton E and Miller A. Design Writing Research. London: Phaidon; 2006.
  • Lupton E and Phillips JC. Graphic Design: The New Basics. New York: Princeton Architectural Press; 2008.
A Few DIY References (February 2015)
  • Lupton E. (ed) D.I.Y.:Design It Yourself. New York: Princeton Architectural Press; 2006.
  • Shea A. Designing for Social Change: Strategies for Community-Based Graphic Design. New York: Princeton Architectural Press; 2012.
A Few Typography References (February 2015)
  • Bringhurst R. The Elements of Typographic Style (3.2). Vancouver: Hartley & Marks; 2008.
  • Felici J. The Complete Manual of Typography: A Guide to Setting Perfect Type. Berkeley, CA: Peachpit Press; 2003.
  • Samara T. Typography Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Using Type in Graphic Design. MA: Rockport Publishers; 2002.
  • White AH. Thinking in Type: The Practical Philosophy of Typography. New York: Allworth; 2005.
A Few ALL CAPS References (March 2015)

2 thoughts on “Reading Lists

  1. Since my blog name is The Good Page, and this comes from the Robert Bringhurst quote, I should certainly have included his book in my first reading list. Thanks for making me aware of this oversight. His Elements of Typography is now in the list.

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  2. This is a great list! Thanks for sharing.

    If I can suggest an addition, Robert Bringhurt’s Elements of Typographic Style is helpful to writers and designers alike! It acts as a reference manual, but does contain a lot of history and rationale. It’s the book I continue to take off my shelves as I work in setting type.

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