Dear friends and followers of design-is-fine:
When I look at the pages my visitors like, the filters typography and graphic design are leading, followed by bauhaus and 1960s. So I’d like to focus on a longterm feature “design books”: my recommendation of works that can be considered as useful & good looking.
The first in line is this masterpiece by swiss graphic designer Emil Ruder. We can celebrate his 100th birthday in 2014, but this is not the only reason why it is worth a look. If you dive into his mind and taste, you’ll learn much more than just how to use a grid. The book isn’t cheap but it offers a lifetime guarantee. It is swiss design, clean and timeless and Ruder explores every problem / challenge that can occur in a typographer’s everyday life.