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