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The designer’s bookshelf

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Books that help me in my work. Links lead to summaries and thematic posts. I update the list as I go. If you have any reading recommendations, I would be grateful :-)


  • Yuri Gordon “The Book of Letters from Aа to Яя”
  • Jan Tschichold “Font Samples”
  • Jan Tschichold “The Form of the Book”
  • Jan Tschichold “The New Typography”
  • Josef Müller-Brockmann “Grid Systems in Graphic Design”
  • Jan V. White “Editing by Design”
  • Mike Press and Rachel Cooper “The Power of Design”
  • Jeff Raskin “The Interface”
  • Jana Frank “Diary of a Manic Designer”
  • G.M. Baryshnikov “Fonts. Development and Use”
  • Kimberly Elam “Graphic Design: Grid Principle”
  • Kimberly Elam “Geometry of Design”
  • Robin Williams “Design. A Book for Non-Designers”
  • HumanoIT Group “Key Principles of Interactive Design” (translation of an article by Bruce Tognazzini)
  • Vladimir Krichevsky “Typography in Terms and Images”
  • Olga Golubeva “Fundamentals of Composition”
  • Edward Tufte “The Visual Display of Quantitative Information”
  • Alexandra Korolkova “Living Typography”
  • Mike Monteiro “Design Is a Job”
  • Austin Kleon “Steal Like an Artist”
  • Tim Harrower “The Newspaper Designer’s Handbook”
  • Artemy Gorbunov “Typography and Layout”
  • James Craig and Irene Korol Scala “Designing with Type: The Essential Guide to Typography”
  • Donald Norman “The Design of Everyday Things”
  • Wassily Kandinsky “Point and Line to Plane”



  • Jim Camp “Start with No”
  • Elena Samsonova “If the Buyer Says ‘No’”

Creative Thinking

  • Genriсh Altshuller “Find the Idea: An Introduction to TRIZ”

Business, Clients, Advertising

  • Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson “Rework: Business Without Prejudices”
  • Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson “REMOTE: Office Not Required”
  • Carl Sewell and Paul Brown “Customers for Life”
  • David Ogilvy “On Advertising”
  • Paco Underhill “Why We Buy”
  • Robert Cialdini “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion”
  • Robert Cialdini “Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade”
  • Alexander Prokhorov “The Russian Model of Management”

Typography and book layout. Part 2

Continuing my summary of ‘The Form of the Book’ by Jan Tschichold, we will delve into the rules of typesetting and text formatting, as well as the layout of illustrations. It will be informative and interesting :-)

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Typography and book layout. Part 1

I recently had the opportunity to work on a book for the first time. Initially, I was confident in my skills and knowledge, so I started working without delving into the details of the book layout. However, as I progressed, I realized I had overestimated myself and needed help.

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