Bruno Ribeiro



Universal principles of design  Must have 

William Lidwell, Kritina Holden, and Jill Butler,
originally published in 2003
[Cal Poly Library] [Amazon]

Meggs’ history of graphic design  Must have 

Philip B. Meggs, Alston W. Purvis, 2011
[Cal Poly Library] [Amazon]

Signs and symbols: Their design and meaning

Adrian Frutiger, originally published in 1989
[Cal Poly Library] [Amazon]

Less and more: The design ethos of Dieter Rams

Klaus Klemp and Keiko Ueki-Polet, 2011
[Cal Poly Library] [Amazon]

Universal methods of design

Bruce Hanington and Bella Martin, 2012
[Cal Poly Library] [Amazon]

Graphic design theory

Meredith Davis, 2012
[Cal Poly Library] [Amazon]

Josef Muller-Brockmann: Pioneer of Swiss graphic design

Lars Muller and Paul Rand, 1994
[Cal Poly Library] [Amazon]

Design is a job

Mike Monteiro, 2012
[Cal Poly Library] [Amazon]

The form book

Borries Schwesinger, 2010
[Cal Poly Library] [Amazon]

Paul Rand

Steven Heller, 2000
[Cal Poly Library] [Amazon]

Envisioning Information

Edward R. Tufte, 1990
[Cal Poly Library] [Amazon]

Visual explanations: Images and quantities, evidence and narrative

Edward R. Tufte, 1997
[Cal Poly Library] [Amazon]

The visual display of quantitative information

Edward R. Tufte, 2001
[Cal Poly Library] [Amazon]

Beautiful evidence

Edward R. Tufte, 2006
[Cal Poly Library] [Amazon]

Principles of two-dimensional design

Wucius Wong, 1972
[Cal Poly Library] [Amazon]

 

Note: The links on this page are not affiliate links. My only purpose for this page is to help design students, from Cal Poly or elsewhere, find information about the field. The reason all the books are linked to Amazon.com is convenience. Amazon sells virtually any book and it has very helpful user reviews for most of their products. I encourage you to read the reviews and even borrow the book from your local library before making a purchase decision. Furthermore, you should always look for the best price, online and offline. Don’t forget that Amazon (as well as other websites) sells used books too.