As some of you probably already know, I am also a regular contributor on I’d like to attract a bit of attention to my latest column there: The top 10 books for graphic design students. It’s a short list of recommended books for the students out there. Of course the list is not comprehensive, so I suggest that you add your favorite books to the list in the article’s comments.

For those of you who are in a hurry, the list in short, without comments:

  1. Typography
  2. The Design of Everyday Things
  3. Typography: Macro and Microaesthetics
  4. The Little Black Book of Design
  5. Creative Workshop: 80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design Skills
  6. Grid Systems in Graphic Design
  7. How to Be a Graphic Designer without Losing Your Soul
  8. Designing Brand Identity: An Essential Guide for the Whole Branding Team
  9. Layout Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Building Pages in Graphic Design
  10. Adrian Frutiger Typefaces: The Complete Works

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Mirko Humbert is the editor-in-chief and main author of Designer Daily and Typography Daily. He is also a graphic and web designer based in Fribourg, Switzerland, as well as the co-founder of We Jobshare.