Books : The Type Desk


Hart’s Rules for Compositors and Readers →

From 1967 and a great resource for info on setting type. An updated version is also available: Hart’s Rules for Compositors and Readers.


The 365 Calendrical Notebook →

“365 is a calendrical notebook with serially numbered pages and an A to Z. The latest editions are again thread-stitched and either available with 12 rainbow-coloured papers or with Alster Werkdruck and gold-edging on three sides. Typeset in Poster Bodoni, designed by Greige/Buero fuer Design, printed and bound in Berlin for do you read me?! in a limited and numbered edition of 500 each.”


Ordering Disorder, Grid Principles for Web Design →

This is definitely on my list. Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design (Voices That Matter) by Khoi Vinh

Adrian Shaughnessy on his book “Graphic Design: A User’s Manual”

Adrian Shaughnessy on his book “Graphic Design: A User’s Manual” →

“This book offers students, novice designers and battle-toughened professionals alike an insider’s guide to the complexities of current graphic design practice and thinking. It contains all you need to know to survive and prosper in the complex, ever-shifting world of graphic design…”

Jonathan Safran Foer’s Unmakeable Book

Jonathan Safran Foer’s Unmakeable Book →

“Book printers said the award winning author’s design “could not be made.” Belgian publishing house Die Keure proved them wrong.”


The Book Work of David Pearson →

Amazing work. More here…