Reading

“What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.”
— Anne Lamott


A collection of useful books I've read. Make sure to check out The Relay, for more resources as I discover them.

The Design of Everyday Things

The Design of Everyday Things

Anyone who designs anything to be used by humans — from physical objects to computer programs to conceptual tools — must read this book, and it is an equally tremendous read for anyone who has to use anything created by another human.

The Design of Everyday Things

The Elements of Typographic Style

French flaps. 382pp. Beautifully produced. Comprehensive discussion of five and a half centuries of type, alphabets, design, etc. Glossary. appendix that illustrates typographic characters.

The Design of Everyday Things

Interaction of Color

Josef Albers’s Interaction of Color is a masterwork in twentieth-century art education. Conceived as a handbook and teaching aid for artists, instructors, and students, this timeless book presents Albers’s unique ideas of color experimentation.

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