Fahrenheit 451°

January 9th, 2006 by dru

I took some of my Christmas money and bought some books.

History of the Poster By Josef Muller-Brockmann
What can I say about this book? It’s awesome. Josef Muller-Brockmann is just awesome. This book is a landmark account of one of the most prolific visual traditions of our culture. Originally published in 1971, this essential study is clearly written and richly illustrated.

Dos Logos By Roland Muller
This book is the follow-up to Los Logos, which came out a few years back. All the logos in it are catalogued by subject and classified according to the industry or purpose for which it was designed (music, fashion, corporate, etc). It’s a beautiful book and great update on the current trends of branding design.

Making and Breaking the Grid By Timothy Samara
Don’t let anyone ever tell you its not all about the grid. Typographic grids are the common yet often times, most critical element of layout. This book explains the refined use of typographic grids as well as the means to break away from the convention of them.

Gas Book 8: Blue Source By Design Exchange
Number 8 in the always fresh line of Gas Books and DVDs. This one is about Blue Source, a design studio out of London. They’ve done work for Adidas, Chemical Brothers, Coldplay and Dirty Vegas. I like it!

Iconography 2 By Systems Design Ltd.
Iconography 2 is all about the world of icons in all shapes, sizes and applications. Includes fonts, wallpapers, screen savers, desktop icons, and motion works.  Only gets 2 stars because the CD is very buggy!

All-Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder By Frank Miller + Jim Lee
So it’s obvious that I’ve got a soft spot for comic books, but if you’re a casual fan or collector you should check out the brand new All-Star Batman and Robin. It’s amazing because the story is done by Frank Miller of Sin City fame and the artwork is by Jim Lee, who is probably the most famous comic book artist of my lifetime. Anyways, it’s great. A+

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. bk  |  January 10th, 2006 at 2:58 pm

    i like the list. i will make one cause i’m nothing but a copy cat. plus i want my blog to have some substance….ha. what up sucka mc

  • 2. nik  |  January 10th, 2006 at 3:20 pm

    oh man do I need to learn how to use typographic grids. just joined a screenprinting co-op here in chicago…gotta learn how to layout type better for posters.

  • 3. dru  |  January 10th, 2006 at 5:31 pm

    Yo man, if you’re trying to learn about type for posters check the Muller-Brockmann book. Sucka MCs will call you sire.

    Have fun playing with your picas.

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