Stop Stealing Sheep, 2nd Edition
Stop Stealing Sheep is one of the best typography books I have read. Of course there are many books out there on types but this one sets itself apart from the rest by its engaging writing, clear explanations and real world examples. Erik Spiekermann and E. M. Ginger bring types to live in this book. Not only they explain how types can express emotion, they also provide examples to back up their points. I love the way they use real life metaphors to associate with types to help designers refine their message. They also help designers see types clearly and how to use them appropriately to enhance their designs. Typography is an element of design that I have always fascinated with but had no prior training on. This book has opened my eyes on types and now I am eager to learn more about them.