Here’s a selection of some of our favourite design related books. Find out more or buy any of them on Amazon via the links on this page.
Don’t Make Me THINK
It’s been almost 10 years since the first version of Krug’s ultimate usability guidebook first hit the shelves.
Since it launched, this book has achieved its goal of bringing far more usable sites to the web, with legends like Jeffrey Zeldman giving it the highest praise possible: “It has done more to improve my abilities as a web designer than any other book.”
If you want to maximise the traffic you already have, get your visitors buying your products, or reading more of your posts, you need this book.
The Elements of Typographic Style
This is the book on typography, but anyone who claims to be a graphic designer needs the information contained within.
Bringhurst guides you through the basics and the finer points of achieving typographical perfection. Methods are explained conceptually, going far beyond the more down-to-earth perceptive approach typographers usually take.
Out of the hundreds of books on typography, this is by far the best. It is clear, intelligent, scholarly and practical. It’s also beautifully written, well designed and often rather amusing.
We hope you like the selection of books. We also hope Santa brings some of them down the chimney for you. If you’ve got any suggestions for books that simply can’t be missed by any self respecting designer, drop a note in the comments.
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