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.

Hans Scharoun

German architect Hans Scharoun (1893-1972) studied and practiced architecture his entire adult life but did not build a major building until 1963 when his impressive Berlin Philharmonie ...More

Skate or Die

From an exhibit in which fifty artists were invited to create original artworks on blank skateboards, the only rule being that the artwork must have a skull in it. Edition of 1500. ...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

The Stroke: Theory of Writing

Appearing for the first time in an English-language edition, The Stroke puts forward a genuine theory of writing - that is, the concepts behind letters on the page, whether by ...More

Relax Magazine: 69

Relax is an awesome magazine from Japan covering modern culture. Japanese product designs, Dinosaurs, Patti Smith, Sunday People, GRV, Kid America and Krooked Skateboard. Imported ...More

Drawing as Design Process

The theme of this book is drawing as the catalyst of design processes. The electronic creation and production of images in all the design profesions has led today to fundamental ...More

Punk Is Dead: Punk Is Everything!

Punk is Dead exposes the lasting impact of Punk on visual culture worldwide. Hundreds of flyers, photos, set lists, vintage fashions and other ephemera from all of your favorite ...More

IdN Special 02: Cultvision

The phrase "cult movie" is controversial. What one group of dedicated fans regard highly enough to turn into a cult may have others wondering what all the fuss is about. Whether ...More

Stash 18

The most adventurous issue yet, Stash 18 is an unpredictable selection of international commercial and personal animation, VFX and motion design that defies categories and traditional ...More

onedotzero select DVD 2

The DVD series brings together the world's best and most innovative talent in filmmaking, music video, motion graphics and club visuals. Featuring a collection of rare gems and ...More


Focusing on an ordinary subject that we see each day, often in the hundreds of thousands, Alphabet presents 26 letters as more than just shapes for conveying information. The 48 ...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

Exhibition Flyer Collection

Unique and eye-catching flyers from various kinds of gallery and museum exhibitions in Japan. Just as a well-designed catalog can provide greater understanding of the works on ...More

Bad Food Gone Worse

Functional until they fade away, the photographs hanging in restaurants, cafes and eateries which depict the full menu card or the specialities of the house are almost universal. ...More

Banging Your Head Against A Brick Wall

Banging Your Head Against A Brick Wall Sample Banksy prose..."You could say that graffiti is ugly, selfish and that it's just the action of people who want some pathetic kind ...More

Figured Paper of Edo

Many colour illustrations of seasonal Japanese woodblock designs; cherry blossoms, peonies, Star Festival scenes, autumn grass, autumn leaves, flowing water, snowflakes and abstract ...More

Pictoplasma 2

Pictoplasma 2 Whether they appear as painted stones, smiling houses, Nick Park-like clay figures or classical cartoons, characters are still the best way to create visuals ...More

DIY: Design It Yourself

Not satisfied with the new T-shirts on sale at the local mall? Maybe you'd like a wedding invitation that expresses your own vision, not your party planner's? How about ...More

Meggs: Making Graphic Design History

Graphic designer, professor, historian, and author Philip Baxter Meggs (1942-2002) was born in 1942, Meggs began teaching in the Communication Arts and Design Department at Virginia ...More


"Beautiful words formed by the unique sensibility of Yayako Uchida collaborate with pure and tender pictures of Yoshie Watanabe. These two talents made a picture book which will ...More

Relax Magazine: 107

Relax is an awesome magazine from Japan covering modern culture. Imported from Japan. Dimensions: 11.75" x 8.25" (inches) Pages: 158 Edition: Softcover Languages: Japanese ...More