Book Reviews

Looking for books to read in visual communication? See my growing list of reviews in all the hot topics in visual communication and design, including information design, graphic design, wayfinding, visual rhetoric, infographics, color psychology, and much more!

Design and Visual Communication Textbooks & Theory
100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know about Peopleby Susan M. Weinschenk (4 out of 5)
How to Design Cool Stuff, by John McWade (4 out of 5)
Infographics: The Power of Visual Storytelling, by Lankow, Rithcie, and Crooks (4 out of 5)
Just My Type: A Book about Fontsby Simon Garfield (3 out of 5)
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art, by Scott McCloud (5 out of 5)
Universal Principles of Design, by Lidwell, Holden, and Butler (5 out of 5)
The Wayfinding Handbook: Information Design in Public Placesby David Gibson (3.5 out of 5)

Web Design
Adobe Dreamweaver CS6: Classroom in a Bookby The Adobe Creative Team (1 out of 5)
Adobe Dreamweaver CS6: Digital Classroom, by Jeremy Osborn and the AGI Creative Team (3.5 out of 5)
Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, by Steve Krug (3.5 out of 5)
Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content that Works, by Janice (Ginny) Redish (4.5 out of 5) 

Writing & Grammar
Eats, Shoots, and Leaves, by Lynne Truss (4 out of 5)

Trade Publications
Emotional Design: Why We Love (Or Hate) Everyday Thingsby Donald A. Norman (3.5 out of 5)