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.

Discover of Cover: Volume 1

A record jacket book with a new sensibility that conveys the mood of Showa-period Japanese aesthetics. Features over 400 records jackets from a mix of genres, from the mid-'40s ...More

Kuntzel and Deygas

They are fab, they are French and they have been making eye-catching digital video work since 1990, using classical tools and systems, and mixing in real drawings, objects and ...More

Stash Sixpack 7-12

Stash Sixpack 7-12 This exclusive six-disk set delivers over 170 of the planet's most innovative animation, VFX and motion graphics projects for advertising and design including: ...More

Neasden Control Centre: Smithfield Building

Neasden Control Centre: Smithfield Building Monographic limited edition book published by the people from Rojo magazine about NEASDEN CONTROL CENTRE, creative visual agency specialising ...More

Armando Testa

The father of Italian advertising in a major retrospective. When asked to describe the work of the Turin-born advertising guru Armando Testa in three words "less is more" immediately ...More

Drawings on Writing

As we spend our days increasingly glued to our computers and handheld devices, rapidly tapping keywords into Google, cutting and pasting Word docs and texting urgently truncated ...More

Comme Des Garcons: Unlimited

Compilation of single frame images taken from two television programmes interspersed with images taken from different Comme des Garçons collections which celebrates the remarkable ...More


Rousseau Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) emerged from humble circumstances - reflected in his nickname, "the customs official." An employee in the Paris customs bureau, Rousseau was ...More

Wave, Cloud, Pine – Traditional Patterns in Japanese Design

A visual book introducing Japanese traditional motifs of waves, clouds, and pines. Plenty of practical exercises in painting, textile, and craft products are showcased in this ...More

Hello World: A Life in Ham Radio

To an outsider, the world of ham radio is one of basement transmitters, clunky microphones, Morse code, and crackly, possibly clandestine, worldwide communications, a world both ...More


Blackletter type, also known as Fraktur or German Gothic, originated with Gutenberg's moveable type, and was based on the contemporary calligraphy of that time. From the sixteenth ...More

Bram de Does

Bram de Does is best known internationally as a type designer, and the influence of his Trinité and Lexicon on younger designers is undeniable. Hans Peter Willberg, Jost Hochuli, ...More

Criss & Cross: Design from Switzerland

From Le Corbusier to the Helvetica font, Switzerland has produced some of the most influential product and graphic design of the twentieth century. This sleek volume collects the ...More

Andy Warhol: Giant

ANDY WARHOL ?GIANT? SIZE is a massive, spectacular, visual biography of the life and career of Andy Warhol. Measuring 420 x 320mm (16 1/2 x 12 5/8 in.), with 624 pages, this huge ...More

Vier5 Notebook: Yellow

The work of Vier5 is based on a classical notion of design. Design as the possibility of drafting and creating new, forward-looking images in the field of visual communication. ...More

Who I Think I Am

This book demands interaction! The possibilities read like a laundry list for all of the physical things that can be done with paper, or to a book. The reader is invited not only ...More

What is a designer

Combining a wide-ranging discussion of the major issues of design with detailed and practical information, Norman Potter looks at the possibilities and limits of design, considers ...More

Stash Motion Graphics Vol 1

A sweeping treasury of 60 motion design projects guaranteed to inspire - all in one place and all in glorious full resolution. It's a collection curator Justin Cone calls, ?as ...More

This Means This, This Means That

Semiotics is the theory of signs. Signs are amazingly diverse: from simple road signs that point to a destination, to smoke that warns us of fire, to the culturally-conditioned ...More

Look at This

Printed brochures, catalogs, and multi-page documents form the bedrock of many graphic designers' daily practice. Most printed literature is disposable: today's hot communication ...More

Go Write Now

These paper products are created for designers and other thinking persons wherever they may be. All MATTERIALS are conceived, printed, and packaged in house at MATTER. This product ...More


Kid versus kidult, toy versus figure! When simple joy and appreciation come together, the result is an inspired form of "Fusion". No matter whether you consider yourself a kid ...More

Marc Joseph: New and Used

Growing up in Ohio in the 1970s, photographer Marc Joseph's first exposure to art, writing and music came through the eccentric smaller book and record shops of downtown Cleveland. ...More

Paul Schuitema: Visual Organizer

In the 1920s and 30s, Schuitema was, along with Piet Zwart and Gerard Kiljan one of the pioneers of New Typography and New Photography in the Netherlands. They distinguished themselves ...More

Ryan McGinness: Project Rainbow

Project Rainbow Artist: Ryan McGinness In our humble opinion, Ryan's best work is his screen prints and this book features nothing but them. This book takes the viewer on a journey ...More

Come Alive!: The Spirited Art of Sister Corita

At 18, Corita Kent (1918-1986) entered the Roman Catholic order of Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Angeles, where she taught art and eventually ran the art department. ...More

Idea Number 324

The Maps and Diagrams special feature consists of the thematic maps and diagrams produced by Japanese designers from the late 1960s and 70s. Contributing designers are Kohei Sugiura, ...More

Dr. Clock's Handbook

Paradox reigns and reason crumbles in this handbook of the absurd which brings together a delicious compendium of texts and visuals from a wide-ranging collection of ?absurdist' ...More

Graphic 07

Graphic 07 ?Life from birth to death is a juggle of gain, loss and the soul, which is the last remaining unpaid accountant.? Jeff Rian Finally, Graphic Magazine dares to touch ...More

Le Corbusier: The Art of Architecture

One of the key figures in 20th-century architecture, Le Corbusier had an impact that is still potent today. Whether admirers are making a pilgrimage to his intimate, evocative ...More

Steve Powers: Studio Gangster

Philadelphia native, Steve (ESPO) Powers arrived in New York in the early 90's, immersing himself in the city's vibrant Graffiti scene and quickly developing a unique, ...More


Contemporary graphic designers, particularly those who have grown up with the computer playing an all-pervasive role in their work, are now discovering the potential of letterpress ...More

Meggs' History of Graphic Design

Now in its Fourth Edition, this unrivaled, seminal work continues its long tradition of providing balanced insight and thorough historical background. Under the new authorial leadership ...More

Dot Dot Dot Issue 7

Dot Dot Dot Issue 7 Dot Dot Dot fills a longstanding gap in graphic arts publishing by offering inventive critical journalism on a variety of topics related both directly and ...More

Dutch Realist

This monograph about architecture bureau De Zwarte Hond (The Black Dog) presents a comprehensive overview of designs and realized projects by this office, formerly Karelse Van ...More

Poster Collection 09: Ralph Schraivogel

This ninth book in a series from the Poster Collection of the Zurich Museum fï¿r Gestaltung focuses on the work of Ralph Schraivogel. Schraivogel was born in 1960 in Lucerne, ...More

Experimental Formats 2

Experimental Formats 2 explores every aspect of designing the printed form, from single page to commercial package. Case studies of professional work celebrate the healthy tradition ...More

Tadanori Yokoo

A pioneer of Japanese graphic design in the 1960s and 1970s,Tadanori Yokoo first became known through his posters and illustrations. A number of artists, including Issey Miyake ...More

Cochae: Origami Card Book

Together the three members of ?Cochae' form an origami graphics unit that explores the possibilities of origami, giving a new twist to a traditional art form. Here 16 original ...More

Architecture in the Twentieth Century

Architecture in the Twentieth Century This classic updated, revised edition of Architecture in the Twentieth Century includes coverage up until 2001, more color photos, more ...More

Colour Calendar 2007

Moritz Zwimpfer: Colour Calendar 2007 Following the huge success of the Colour Calendar 2006, here is the Colour Calendar 2007 - and every day once again gets its own special ...More

Professional Practice

Professional Practice is required in all accredited schools of architecture in the U.S. - the most hated course, by all accounts, for its dryness and seeming remoteness from architectural ...More

Documenta 12 Bilderbuch

Large-scale photos of art projects at documenta 12 (June 16 to September 23, 2007) documenta 12 reasons on a visual level. Artists are photographing the exhibition for a book ...More

DesignFlux 03

Out of Print. DesignFLUX is the first international DVD-magazine for motion graphic design. Before DesignFLUX, keeping pace with the discipline of motion design and reviewing ...More

Retro Graphics

Retro Graphics makes it easy for DIY designers to mimic the most prominent styles of the past hundred years. A plethora of authentic design models?from Art Deco and Gothic Revival ...More

The ABCs of Bauhaus

The ABC's of Bauhaus traces the origins and impact of the Bauhaus in relation to design, graphic design, and typography. The book, designed by the authors, invokes the Bauhaus ...More


The works of René Magritte (1898 - 1967) and the ideas that underlie them are a special case both in the history of modern art and in surrealist painting. In the search for the ...More

Marcel Duchamp & Man Ray: 50 Years Of Alchemy

Drawn from several sources, this catalogue includes works by Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray that address the enduring friendship and shared interests of these two artists. The works ...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

Web Design: Flash Sites

The power of Flash Many of the web's most eye-popping sites are created using Flash, a program which allows for total creative freedom and maximum interactivity. In its early ...More

Comic Abstraction: Image Breaking, Image Making

In recent years, a number of artists have abstracted images culled from slapstick, comic strips and films, cartoons and animation into a new representational mode to address perplexing ...More

Drama Flyer Collection

A distinctive collection book of advertising flyers for various Japanese contemporary stage performances. Great for both designers and drama fans. A companion volume to Mini Theater ...More

Beat Keusch: Visual Communication

Beat Keusch is internationally recognized for his accomplishments in the areas of visual communication and design.In an attempt to document his 20 year career, this new publication ...More

Marcas and Trademarks 2

Marcas and Trademarks 2 Part two of this amazing selling series. This hefty book, over 900 pages, is a mega compilation of logos, brands and graphic works from Spain. Thousands ...More

IdN Magazine: War and Peace

In this War & Peace issue, the theme is just clear. We will look at the work of six artists from different fields who have used their talents to spread the anti-war message by ...More

Graffiti: Urban Wallpaper

Banksy, Blek le Rat, Pure Evil, Arofish and Faile are just some of the contributors in this image filled survey of graffiti and stencil artists. Dimensions: 5" x 7" (inches) Pages: ...More

Form 216

Cover Story: Ecology and Design. Climate change has long since ceased to not only be an issue for politicians and the media. An increasing number of companies are marketing products ...More

Dot Dot Dot Issue 6

Dot Dot Dot Issue 6 Dot Dot Dot is a leading visual culture publication from the Netherlands. Each issue keeps getting better and better and from the content, you should have ...More

Too Fat, Cant Fly

Yuko Kondo's work reminds us of past style's but taken to another level. This book contains short graphic stories about a hero who faces death but can't face a double ...More

Visual Rocks: The Heart of the Music Video

If music is a universal language, then music videos are a universal sign language. In VisualRocks, we take you to the heart of the music video, with in-depth interviews with 19 ...More