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Publication Design:

The Elements of Graphic Design:
Space, Unity, Page Architecture, and Type
by Alexander W. White
Publisher: Allworth Press; 1st edition, 2002
'reveals the secrets of successful graphic design from the unique perspective of the page's 'white space"

Grid Systems:
Principles of Organizing Type (Design Briefs)
by Kimberly Elam
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press, 2004
'Grid Systems provides a rich, easy-to-understand overview and demonstrates a step-by-step approach to typographic composition.'

Grid Systems in Graphic Design (Hardcover)
by Josef Muller-Brockmann
Publisher: Arthur Niggli; Bilingual edition, 1996
'using grid systems in graphic design - provides a crystal-clear framework for graphic problem-solving'

Making and Breaking the Grid: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop (Graphic Design)
by Timothy Samara
Publisher: Rockport Publishers, 2003
'is both a practical workshop in traditional layout design and a bold and inspirational guide to breaking the rules.'

Type and Image:
The Language of Graphic Design
by Philip Meggs
Publisher: Wiley; Rep edition, 1992
'about how graphic designers solve problems, organize space and impart meaning'

Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works
, Second Edition
by Erik Spiekermann, E.M Ginger
Publisher: Adobe Press; 2 edition, 2002
'its all about type - how to increase legibility, meaning and aesthetics'

Typographic Design

by Rob Carter, Ben Day, Philip Meggs
Publisher: Wiley; 3rd edition, 2002
'about the fundamental concepts of typographical design'

The New Typography: A Handbook for Modern Designers

by Jan Tschichold, Ruari McLean
Publisher: University of California Press, 1998
'First published in 1928 in Germany. Includes theories of social criticism, art history, architecture, photography and guidelines regarding the design of printed materials.'

Thinking With Type:
A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students (Design Briefs)
by Ellen Lupton
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press, 2004
'shows about typographic skills in three sections on letter, text, and grid'

Typology: Type Design from the Victorian Era to the Digital Age (Paperback)
by Steven Heller, Louise Fili
Publisher: Chronicle Books, 1999
' history of type face, cultural and economic aspects and with examples of good design'

Design in India

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