What do Tom Hanks and Graphic Designers have in common? Nothing, but. . .

Wilson

Remember the film Cast Away, that charming turn of the century picture starring the indelible Tom Hanks as a corporate executive, left stranded on a desert island after a plane crash? Remember Wilson — Wilson, the volley ball, Tom Hanks only friend and the one thing he had for company on that lonely desert isle?

Well, Imagine if you replaced Tom Hanks with a graphic designer(yourself), and Wilson the volley ball with a modest collection of design books and resources. I’d say you’d be left with something like this:

Make Five’s Desert Island Reading for Graphic Designers, a top five, and runner-ups of graphic design reference books.

Some of my favorites: Megg’s History of Graphic Design, Robert Bringhurst’s Elements of Typographic Style, A Smile In The Mind, How To Be A Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul(Though I feel this should be a runner-up)

*thanks Kristy for the link

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One Response to What do Tom Hanks and Graphic Designers have in common? Nothing, but. . .

  1. Nina says:

    No More Rules: Graphic Design and Postmodernism, Rick Poynor
    The Design of Dissent, Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilic

    Although the second one may be too ominous for life on a desert island :)

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