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These are some recommended books and personal favorites on the topic of graphic design; mostly affordable. This list is forever incomplete, fortunately.

Title ↑ Author Designer Publisher Year
30 Years of Swiss Typographic Discourse in the Typografische Monatsblätter Roland Früh, Louise Paradis, François Rappo (Eds) Robert Huber, Louise Paradis Lars Müller Publishers 2013
50 Jahre Bauhaus, Katalog zur Ausstellung Wulf Herzogenrath (Ed.) Herbert Bayer, Peter Wehr Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart 1968
61 books with black type on white cover Bernd Kuchenbeiser Bernd Kuchenbeiser Niggli Verlag 2014
8vo: On the Outside Mark Holt, Hamish Muir Mark Holt, Hamish Muir Lars Müller Publishers 2005
Abstract City Christoph Niemann Paul Sahre Abrams 2012
AG Fronzoni: Man hielt mich für verrückt, doch man ließ mich gewähren Christian Aichner, Bernd Kuchenbeiser (Eds) Christian Aichner, Bernd Kuchenbeiser Lars Müller Publishers / Edition Salach 1998
All Access: The Making of Thirty Extraordinary Graphic Designers Stefan G. Bucher Stefan G. Bucher (344 Design) Rockport Publishers 2004
Barnbrook Bible:
The Graphic Design of Jonathan Barnbrook
Jonathan Barnbrook Barnbrook Studio Booth-Clibborn Editions 2007
The Cheese Monkeys: A Novel in Two Semesters Chip Kidd Chip Kidd Harper Collins Publishers 2002
Chip Kidd: Book One Chip Kidd Mark Melnik Rizzoli 2005
Corporate Diversity: Swiss Graphic Design and Advertising by Geigy, 1940 – 1970 Andres Janser, Barbara Junod (Eds) Dmitri Bruni, Manuel Krebs, Ludovic Varone (Norm) Lars Müller Publishers 2009
Cover Peter Mendelsund Peter Mendelsund Powerhouse Books 2014
Design Is a Job Mike Monteiro Jason Santa Maria A Book Apart 2012
Detail in Typography (New Edition) Jost Hochuli Jost Hochuli Hyphen Press 2008
Detailtypografie: Nachschlagewerk für alle Fragen zu Schrift und Satz (4th Edition) Ralf De Jong, Friedrich Forssman Ralf De Jong, Friedrich Forssman Verlag Hermann Schmidt Mainz 2002/2008
The Elements of Typographic Style (4th Edition) Robert Bringhurst Robert Bringhurst Hartley & Marks Publishers 1992/2013
FHK Henrion: The Complete Designer Adrian Shaughnessy Tony Brook, Claudia Klat, Sarah Schrauwen (Spin) Unit Editions 2013
FilmKunstGrafik Jens Müller, Karen Weiland (Eds) Christian Gaiser, Jens Müller, Sonja Steven, Karen Weiland Deutsches Filminstitut 2007
Graphic Design Theory: Readings from the Field Helen Armstrong (Ed.) Helen Armstrong Princeton Architectural Press 2009
Graphic Design, Referenced Bryony Gomez-Palacio, Armin Vit Bryony Gomez-Palacio, Armin Vit (Under Consideration) Rockport Publishers 2009
Graphic Design: A Concise History Richard Hollis Richard Hollis Thames & Hudson 1994/2001
Graphic Design: A History (2nd Edition) Stephen J. Eskilson Rose-Innes Associates Laurence King 2007/2012
Graphic Design: A User’s Manual Adrian Shaughnessy Adrian Shaughnessy Laurence King 2009
Herb Lubalin: American Graphic Designer, 1918 – 81 Adrian Shaughnessy Tony Brook, Elena Carl, Claudia Klat (Spin) Unit Editions 2012
How to Be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul (2nd Edition) Adrian Shaughnessy Bibliothèque Design Laurence King 2005/2010
Irma Boom: The Architecture of the Book (2nd Edition) Irma Boom Irma Boom Lecturis 2010/2013
Das Jahrhundert des Design: Geschichte und Zukunft der Dinge Wolfgang Schepers, Peter Schmitt (Eds) Grosse Designer and Partner Anabas Verlag 2000
Karlssonwilker’s Tellmewhy: The First 24 Months of a New York Design Company Clare Jacobson, Hjalti Karlsson, Jan Wilker Hjalti Karlsson, Jan Wilker (Karlssonwilker) Princeton Architectural Press 2003
Ken Garland: Structure and Substance Adrian Shaughnessy Tony Brook, Elena Carl, Adrian Shaughnessy (Spin) Unit Editions 2012
The Learners Chip Kidd Chip Kidd Scribner 2008
Lesetypografie (5th Edition) Friedrich Forssman, Hans Peter Willberg Friedrich Forssman, Ursula Steinhoff Verlag Hermann Schmidt Mainz 1996/2010
Logo Michael Evamy Spin Laurence King 2007
Logo Book: Stefan Kanchev Magdalina Stancheva Magdalina Stancheva Janet 45 Publishing 2012
Make Good Art Neil Gaiman Chip Kidd Harper Collins Publishers 2013
Max Bill: Maler, Bildhauer,
Architekt, Designer
Thomas Buchsteiner, Otto Letze (Eds) Ina Baur, Sascha Lobe (L2M3) Hatje Cantz Verlag 2005
The Medium Is the Massage (New Edition) Marshall McLuhan Quentin Fiore Penguin Classics 1967/2008
Meggs’ History of Graphic Design (5th Edition) Philip B. Meggs, Alston W. Purvis Unknown John Wiley & Sons 1983/2011
Nichts Weißes Ulf Erdmann Ziegler Unknown Suhrkamp Verlag 2012
Non-Format: Love Song Kjell Ekhorn, Jon Forss Kjell Ekhorn, Jon Forss (Non-Format) Gestalten 2007
Paul Rand Steven Heller Unknown Phaidon 1999
Sagmeister: Made You Look Peter Hall Sagmeister Inc. Booth-Clibborn Editions 2001
Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design Jennifer Bass, Pat Kirkham Jennifer Bass Laurence King 2011
Seventy-Nine Short Essays on Design Michael Bierut Abbott Miller (Pentagram) Princeton Architectural Press 2007
The Shape of Design Frank Chimero Frank Chimero Self-Published 2012
Studio Culture: The Secret Life of the Graphic Design Studio Tony Brook, Adrian Shaughnessy (Eds) Joe Carter, Ian Macfarlane (Spin) Unit Editions 2009
Swiss Graphic Design: The Origins and Growth of an International Style, 1920 – 1965 Richard Hollis Richard Hollis Laurence King 2006
Tibor Kalman: Perverse Optimist Michael Bierut, Peter Hall (Eds) Michael Bierut, Tibor Kalman Princeton Architectural Press 2000
Typography: When Who How Friedrich Friedl, Nicolaus Ott, Bernard Stein (Eds) Nicolaus Ott, Bernard Stein (Ott+Stein) Könemann Verlagsgesellschaft 1998
Typorama: The Graphic Work of Philippe Apeloig Tino Grass (Ed.) Tino Grass, Anna Brugger Thames & Hudson 2013
Unimark International: The Design of Business and the Business of Design Jan Conradi Kevin Rau Lars Müller Publishers 2010
The Vignelli Canon Massimo Vignelli Massimo Vignelli Lars Müller Publishers 2010
Ways of Seeing (New Edition) John Berger Richard Hollis Penguin Classics 1972/2008
What Is a Designer: Things, Places, Messages (4th Edition) Norman Potter Françoise Berserik Hyphen Press 1969/2002
Wim Crouwel: A Graphic Odyssey, Catalogue Tony Brook, Adrian Shaughnessy (Eds) Tony Brook, Patrick Eley, Claudia Klat (Spin) Unit Editions 2011
You’re My Favorite Client Mike Monteiro Jason Santa Maria A Book Apart 2014