6 must-have books about typography


If you are a graphic designer or typographer, you are always looking to improve your skills. One way to do that is to work and practice your art, the other way is to learn from others’ experiences and books.


1. Thinking with Type

Well-structured book that gives plenty of examples, it is accessible even to novices and will make you feel like you’ve become a better designer after reading it.



2. The Elements of Typographic Style

If you are concerned with creating beautiful typography, this book will help you make better typeface choices, have better rythm in your layout, combine fonts well and so on…



3. Typographie: A Manual of Design

Learn the fundamentals of typography with this timeless book.

4. Making and Breaking the Grid

A guide for designers wanting to learn how to work with the grid.


5. Wolfgang Weingart: My Way to Typography

One of the masters of graphic design and typography share his experiences.



6. Inside the Sketchbooks of the World’s Great Graphic Designers

Get inspired by the very best, a look at how the greatest designers sketch and work.



Source: Typography Daily

Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (www.reggaepostercontest.com)

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