Alston W. Purvis & Cees W. de Jong: The Enduring Legacy of Weimar

The first 70 pages of this book provides historical background of graphic design and typography in the Weimar period. The dense writing and the names are a bit hard to follow if you are not familiar with German—like me. I love the typesetting. Avenir Next, designed by Adrian Frutiger and Akira Kobayashi, is simple and readable. I now know where to take my design for the next iteration of this blog. The rest of the book is filled with stunning graphic design examples using modern typography.