Resources

ART & ARCHITECTURE
Taschen Basic Art Series

BRAND DESIGN
Logo Design Love by David Airey
Logo Modernism by Taschen
Recycling & Redesigning Logos: A Designer’s Guide to Refreshing and Rethinking Design by Michael Hodgson

COLOR PLANNING
pantone.com
colours.com
On Color by David Scott Kastan
The Designer’s Dictionary of Color by Sean Adams

DESIGN RESEARCH & THINKING
A Designer’s Research Manual by Jenn and Ken Visocky O’Grady
Graphic Design Thinking edited by Ellen Lupton
The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman (Available on Barnes & Noble)
Designing Brand Identity, Fifth Edition

DEVELOPER TOOLS
CSS Lint
Safari
Firefox
Chrome
pingdom.com
gtmetrix.com

ETHICS FOR UNICORNS
American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) aiga.org
Consciously Digital consciously-digital.com/resources.html

EXCELLENT BLOGS & WEBSITES
graphicdesignblender.com
medium.com
creativebloq.com
digitalartsonline.co.uk
underconsideration.com
itsnicethat.com
webbyawards.com
awwwards.com
w3schools.com
responsivedesign.is
abookapart.com

FILM & DOCUMENTARY
Abstract: The Art of Design
Art & The Artist Series by Hillman Curtis
Helvetica
PressPausePlay

FORUMS
github.com
stackoverflow.com
wordpress.org/support

GRAPHIC DESIGN
Computer Arts UK (Magazine)
Design School Type by Richard Poulin
Design School Layout by Richard Poulin
Graphic Design for Art, Fashion, Film, Architecture, Photography, Product Design & Everything In Between by Andy Cooke
Burn Your Portfolio by Michael Janda
How To by Michael Beirut
A Designer’s Art by Paul Rand
Grid Systems in Graphic Design by Josef Mülller-Brockmann
Pentagram: Marks Monograph

NAMES TO KNOW
Jessica Hische
Sagmeister & Walsh
Pentagram
Wolff Olins
Minale Tattersfield
Landor Associates
Paula Scher
Neri Oxman

ONLINE LEARNING TOOLS
codex.wordpress.org
lynda.com
treehouse.com
codeacademy.com
youtube.com

PRICING
Graphic Designer’s Guild Pricing and Ethical Guidelines Handbook
nuschool.com
Jessica Hische
The Futur

PSYCHOLOGY IN BUSINESS
Seth Goden
Malcolm Gladwell
Man and His Symbols by Carl Jung (1964)
James Altucher
Wayne Dyer, author and philosopher

THOUGHT LEADERS TO FOLLOW
John Maeda, Designing for Simplicity (TED Talk)
The Futur

WRITING
The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White
The Writing Life by Annie Dillard (1989)
The Sense of Style by Steven Pinker (2015)
The Associated Press Stylebook by the Associated Press (2016)

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