My Reading List – Typography & Composition BooksTweet
Many of you might say: “Why do I need to read a book about typography when I can find everything I need to know on the Internet?”. Well, from my experience, I can assure you that you won’t get all the valuable info you need online. There is also the question of disseminating the correct and useful information from the inaccurate or incomplete one. And frankly, you can find tons on information on typography online, but at one point you might get overwhelmed and you won’t know how to structure it properly so that you can use it later effectively.
These are just some of the points of view that lead me to say that a book is something palpable, is a great source of beautifully organized correct information, which you can keep next to your desk and consult every time you have a question, you need guidance or inspiration.
Here are the books I would like to read about typography and composition:
The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst
The New Typography by Jan Tschichold
Thinking With Type by Ellen Lupton
Typographie: A Manual of Design by Emil Ruder
Making and Breaking the Grid: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop by Timothy Samara
Wolfgang Weingart: My Way to Typography by Wolfgang Weingart
Grid Systems in Graphic Design by Josef Muller-Brockmann
Graphic Design Manual: Principles and Practice by Armin Hofmann
Typographic Systems of Design by Kimberly Elam
The Graphic Artist and His Design Problems by Josef Muller-Brockmann
Have you already read some of these books? :) Do you have other books to recommend?