The YouWorkForThem Book Archive

For eight straight years we were involved with providing the design community with one of the best, most original and creative book collections online. We brought books like Muller-Brockman's Grid Systems to the masses and helped many independent designers/publishers rise to new fame. In 2009, we decided to stop selling these books in order to focus on our passion of being Graphic Designers and developing fonts/stock art. When the section went offline we had a huge response of sadness because people could no longer reference this information. In response, we have posted this important data back online here, with the proper links to find these items at Amazon (ironic right?). If you would like to help support this library of creative information, click the links from our site to purchase on Amazon and we will gain a little bit of percentage on the sale. You can also drop by YouWorkForThem and grab some beautiful font/stock art collections. Thank you, to all of you who helped support our book section for those eight years of operation.

IdN Special 01: Imagemakers

IdN Special 01: Imagemakers What makes a ''cult film''? It's a question that is not easy to answer because a film that one group of dedicated fans regards ...More


This is a book about design in the Hague/Netherlands from 1945-2004. This book is only available in Dutch, but the book has so many great examples of work, it doesn't really ...More

Zoren Gold & Minori: Object that Dreams

The Tokyo-based photography art duo Zoren Gold and Minori Murakami of Zoren & Minori translate their love for photography and art into spellbinding imagery by exploring free forms ...More

El Croquis 134/135: OMA/Rem Koolhaas 2

Second volume in a comprehensive survey of the architectural projects of Koolhaas and his respective offices focuses on work produced between 1996 and 2007 by the architect and ...More

Typographically Speaking

In a career that has spanned more than forty years, Matthew Carter has designed many of the typefaces that we see every day in and on publications, books, signs, and screens. Carter's ...More

Dot Dot Dot Issue 8

The journal whose very name promises more to come delivers two issues this season. There aren't too many places to find intelligent, passionate, and witty writing about the ...More

Problem Solved

Designers and advertisers continually have to interpret design briefs, produce new solutions to familiar problems and work to keep their clients brands high in the public consciousness. ...More

Saraca Vision

Saraca patterns, repeated flower designs, are said to have originated in India. They have, however, been made throughout Europe, the Orient and in the Far East. Shown in countless ...More

In the Groove

What the much-admired Blue Note book did for jazz, In the Groove does for the sounds of the '40s and '50s, when swing and bebop took off. Selected for their noteworthy ...More

D-Fuse: D-Tonate

D-Tonate Artist: D-Fuse D-Tonate challenges the conventional music video format. Rough edits of D-Tonate were sent to musicians worldwide who produced soundtracks for the films. ...More

Iconography 2

Iconography 2 This item is out of print and will not be reprinted. Iconography 2 looks deeper into the world of icons in all shapes, sizes and applications. Includes fonts, wallpapers, ...More

Sauna Read Naked

Sauna Read Naked This book is a demonstration of the typeface Sauna. More than just a specimen, it is an intensive approach to the world of saunas. The typeface Sauna is presented ...More

Bruno Munari: Good Design

An exceptional book that submits nature's shapes to humorous criticism by the designer. The beautiful, pocket size book has text is written in both Italian and English, and ...More

Ganzfeld 5: Japanada!

The Ganzfeld returns with a special issue devoted mostly to Canadian and Japanese artists. From Japan, legendary animator and designer Keiichi Tanaami contributes a 20 page section ...More

Places to go, people to see, things to do

Struggling with anger problems or psychic pain? A zine from Alexander Egger of Satellites mistaken for stars. Dimensions: 5.5" x 8" (inches) Pages: 52 Edition: Softcover Languages: ...More

Shigeru Ban

Based in Japan and one of an emerging generation of young, world-class architects, Shigeru Ban (b. 1957) designs and builds graceful, serene structures using modest materials such ...More

IDEA Number 307

Special Feature: Graphic Design in Korea / Ahn Sang-soo / When Pigs Design Vol.29 by Kyoichi Tsuzuki "A monologue of a bathhouse artist" / Invisible Language Vol.14 by Paul Elliman ...More

Description de l'Egypte

In 1798, Napoleon Bonaparte launched an expedition of 35,000 soldiers to conquer Egypt. The campaign was a military and political disaster but nonetheless it had a profound and ...More

Julie Verhoeven

The English artist/designer, Julie Verhoeven is much in demand for her creative talent and whimsical yet savage drawings. After working as an assistant for John Galliano and Martine ...More

20th Century Design History

The 20th century is already history, but it lives on around us, not only in products and spaces that make up or environment, but also in the issues we face. Is design about creativity? ...More

Horror Series

The Horror Series book contains all 600 drawings from this artist series. The drawings are reproduced at 1/4 their original size. The softcover consists of 165 pages. Each book ...More

Eileen Gray

Though her work has often been overshadowed by that of her peers such as Le Corbusier and Marcel Breuer, Irish designer, lacquer-artist, and architect Eileen Gray (1878-1976) is ...More

Simply Material

Following the success of Amatterofdesign? series, SimplySeries? is the latest Victionary series in 2008. In the fields of design - interior, product, industrial, fashion - and ...More

Andy Martin: Earth Bonding Point

Andy Martin established "Studio Espresso" after working for various magazines. The designs, illustrations and motions he creates are with the techniques of visual media, paintings, ...More

Tina Frank: Fuzzymotion

A member of an electro label "Skot" that mixes with motion and sound with laptops. She is also an art director in Mego, an Austrian electro label. Her stoic motion works are constantly ...More

Dialogue: Relationships in Graphic Design

Driven by new technologies, client demands, and channels for expression, graphic design has undergone radical transformation in the last few years. This innovative book explores ...More

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock Hitchcock's name is synonymous with suspense'that is to say, masterful, spine-tingling, thrilling, shocking, excruciating, eye-boggling suspense. With masterpieces ...More

New Typographic Design

As printing and design technologies have evolved over the past decade, so too have designers? approaches to type design and typography. Today's innovative designers have overturned ...More

Classic Book Jackets

It's said that you can't judge a book by its cover. George Salter, a legendary figure in the field of book design, never subscribed to this belief. For more than forty ...More

Film Posters of the 50s

Essential Posters of the Decade from the Reel Poster Gallery Collection. The fifties was the unforgettable decade in which movies exploded on the screen, more colorful, sexier, ...More

I Was Just Leaving

Richard Colman lives, works and exhibits in Los Angeles California. Channeling Edward Gorey's sinister gothic style and Henry Darger's twisted story-telling in equal measures, ...More

Encyclopaedia Anatomica

From the eccentric Museo La Specola in Florence comes this amazing collection of waxworks depicting the human anatomy in all its dazzling complexity. A selection of wax bodies ...More

Information Design Source Book

Information design is a crucial instrument for the solution of communication tasks, involving the application of a wide range of media - print, electronic, and multimedia - as ...More

British Design 2007 / 2008

British Design 2007-2008 is the third edition by BIS Publishers in the series on British Design. The book is divided into five sections: graphic design and branding, packaging ...More

The Rise of Asian Design

Hong Kong Designers Association Award is widely acknowledged by designers around the world as one of the most important multi-disciplinary design awards in the Asia-Pacific region, ...More

IDN Magazine: Exhibitionary

IDN Magazine: Exhibitionary Major Feature: Behind the DesignEDGE Show Scenes In this issue: Exhibitionary of DesignEDGE 2005; Creative Country: Portugal; Video Game: Making it ...More

How To Be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul

Designers are quick to tell us about their sources of inspiration, but they are much less willing to reveal such critical matters as how to find work, how much they charge, and ...More

Namaiki: Whiter Hair Softer Teeth

Namaiki is a UK & Tokyo art collective that takes their designs in a broad sense. Their unique characters & talents attract various creators together like a magnet. This DVD is ...More

Classical Ornaments of Japan

Collection of decorative patterns which represent the best of those developed and refined in Japan between the 6th and the 19th centuries. These patterns have sometimes been strongly ...More

Inside Magazines

Somewhere between the defiant world of underground zines and the mindlessness of mass-marketed magazines there is another, quite unique, genre: independent pop culture magazines. ...More


Published on occasion of the Australian Josh Petherick's 2005 exhibition "In Celebration of Just Getting By" at Colette in Paris. Dimensions: 4.5" x 7" (inches) Pages: 16 ...More

Motion Blur: Reprint

An investigation into the end of celluloid. An enquiry into new forms of digital film and moving image. onedotzero's adventures in moving image capture the next generation ...More

Folding Architecture

Folding is a relatively new trend in architecture. It is very playful way of designing, which offers free rein to spontaneity and surprise during the design process. The book Folding ...More

Ubersee 1

Übersee 1 Übersee (Overseas) is a platform-focus-soapbox on all things out there, at seas, overseas. A periodical at 3 issues a year it will have: no adverts, no sponsor, no ...More

Atmosphere 01

Atmosphere 01 Atmosphere covers a lot of ground with many features and wonderful photography. This magazine covers people, places and media existing in the world of graphic ...More

The Drama Issue 7

Issue 7 of The Drama magazine includes a 12 page feature/ interview with Elvis Studio, as well as interviews with Julie Doucet, AJ Fosik, Augie Galan, Steven Nereo, Karl Peters, ...More

30 Essential Typefaces For A Lifetime

There are thousands of typefaces and more being produced monthly. It is a continual challenge for designers to select the exact typeface best suited for a project. In collaboration ...More

Half Empty 2

Half Empty 2 Fourty-four pages of greasy newsprint & ink that comes off on your hands, bagged with assorted stickers & other goodies. A discussion of corporate Street Art commissions ...More

Verner Panton: The Collected Works

Known for producing some of the most innovative furniture, fabric and interior designs during the 1960s and 1970s, Verner Panton's aesthetic permeated contemporary interior design ...More

IdN Magazine: Putting on Style

Styling is a collaborative project, involving specialists in makeup, hair, fashion, setting and product. Stylists are those who run fashion magazines where movie celebrities and ...More

El Croquis 127: John Pawson

From the outset, the work of John Pawson has focused on exploring fundamental problems of space, proportion, light and materials in a search for an expression of simplicity which ...More

Mevis and van Deursen

Nothing about Dutch graphic design duo Mevis & van Deursen conforms to type. Praised for their innovative but clear presentation, they have designed everything from artist's books ...More

Posada: Illustrator of Chapbooks

Within the many activities of Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913), one of Mexico's most prolific engravers, the illustrations for the ?penny chapbooks?, which includes song books, ...More

Adrian Frutiger: Forms and Counterforms

In addition to his decades of activity as a designer of typefaces, Adrian Frutiger has for just as long worked on "free" forms. These forms are here assembled in a single volume ...More

Bruno Munari: Original Xerographies

From the Workshop Series, Original Xerographies is an amazing look at some of Bruno Munari's early studies and experiments of working rules of copiers available in the 1970s. ...More

Terry Frost: Six Decades

Sir Terry Frost RA is one of Britain's most distinguished and exuberant abstract painters. This book accompanies a retrospective exhibition of his work mounted at the Royal ...More

Neubau Modul

Neubau Modul gives designers a wide variety of patterns to use in their daily work. Previously, when designers needed patterned surfaces for their graphics, backgrounds, textures, ...More

Plus 81 Magazine: Volume 27

+81 us a quarterly visual culture magazine at the intersections of fashion, Art and design. +81 invites leading and emerging creatives to collaborate on each issue. +81 introduces ...More

Jean Prouve: Charles and Ray Eames

In the fields of design, architecture, and engineering, Jean Prouvé (1901-1984) is widely considered one of the most versatile and innovative designers of the 20th century. Yet ...More

Arkitip: Issue 0039

To celebrate colette's 10 year anniversary in March of 2007, Arkitip partnered with the legendary Parisian boutique to create a special issue edition. The store has always ...More