Published On: July 10, 2009
Design Books that I like to read.
It’s no secret that I don’t like to read fiction. If I’m going to sit down and read something that’s more than 100 pages, I want to learn something new or discover a different way of doing things that relate to my craft. My wife will go to the library every week or so and pick out some of the thickest, heaviest books I’ve seen and have them read before I can do the supper dishes (okay, I’m kidding. I don’t ever do the dishes. Love you, sweetie!).
This is book one of my list of design books that I’ve been in the process of reading for the past 2 years or so.
Thinking With Type – A critical guide for designers, writers, editors, & students.
BY ELLEN LUPTON
I fell in love with grid patterns thanks to Ellen Lupton. Through this book, Ellen helps designers see typography not as boring “fonts,” but as elegantly beautiful and supremely functional tools of communication. Her approachable and conversational writing style is probably the biggest reason I kept coming back to this book. One of the accolades on the back did a much better job of describing it:
“[Thinking with Type] enables the reader to grasp the principles
of typography through inspiring examples coupled with warm,
– PAULA SCHER
Thanks, Paula. That summed it up nicely.