Typographic Principles & Usage

The Elements of Typographic Style 
Robert Bringhurst 

Thinking with Type 
Ellen Lupton 

Stop Stealing Sheep 
Erik Spiekermann 

Grid Systems: Principles of Organizing Type
Kimberly Elam

Mac is Not a Typewriter
Robin Williams 


Designers & Typographers

Josef Müller-Brockmann 
Kerry William Purcell 

Watching Words Move
Ivan Chermayeff & Tom Geismar 


Specific Type Topics

Designing Type
Kimberly Elam

Lettering & Type
Bruce Willen, Nolen Strals

New Ornamental Type 
Steven Heller & Gail Anderson 

Signs: Lettering in the Environment 
Phil Baines & Catherine Dixon 






General Typography & Reference

20th Century Type Remix 
Lewis Blackwell 

Typography 
Friedrich Friedl, Nicolaus Ott, and Bernard Stein 
(hard to find) 

Type: A Visual History of Typefaces and 
Graphic Styles. Vol. 1 & 2 
Cees W. de Jong (Editor) 

ABZ: More Alphabets and Other Signs 
Julian Rothenstein, Mel Gooding (Editors) 

The New Typography 
Jan Tschichold 

Type Addicted 
Viction:ary (Editors) 

Typoholic
Viction:ary (Editors)

Hand Job: A Catalog of Type 
Michael Perry 

Typography Sketchbooks
Steven Heller, Lita Talarico

Type Only
Tony Brook, Claudia Klat and Adrian Shaughnessy editors