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.

Fotografiks: David Carson

A new expression of Carson's famously original way of seeing, 'fotografiks' are curiously fleeting images that seem to have been lifted out of their mundane context ...More

Warja Lavater: Pictograms

An early progenitor of the artist's book genre, Warja Honegger-Lavater was born in Winterthur, Switzerland in 1913. She worked as an illustrator for the magazine Jeunesse ...More

Kids & Toys

Petit Pattern Book: Kids & Toys From the Petit Pattern series, the Kids & Toys title includes 140 youthful patterns (in both EPS and JPEG format) on a CD-rom and showcased in ...More

Carteles Contra Una Guerra: Signos Por La Paz

Carteles Contra Una Guerra: Signos Por La Paz A big, amazing collection of anti-war and pro-peace posters, specifically targeting the second U.S./Iraq War, from all around the ...More

Big Active

A prominent design studio out of London, Big Active shines bright. With high profile work like Basement Jaxx, Simian, Bleachin', The Webb Brothers and Viewpoint Magazine... ...More

Stop Making Sense

In honor of its fifteenth anniversary, the ground-breaking Talking Heads concert film directed by Jonathan Demme, Stop Making Sense, was digitally re-mixed and re-mastered by Palm ...More


A tenugui, which is a thin cotton hand-towel, can be used for a washcloth, dishcloth, headband, souvenir or decoration. It is typically about 350 mm X 90 mm in size, and plain ...More

Dutch Design 2004 2005 Part X

Volume I from the Dutch Design series. Part X concentrates mainly on the work of graphic designers, with more concise sections devoted to packaging and illustration design. ...More

Fashion Wonderland

Fashion Wonderland specifically studies visual illustration in the fashion empire around the globe and depicts its empowerment in various mediums such as print, installation, ...More


Trafik is a group of four - three graphic designers, Damien Gautier, Pierre Rodière, and Julien Sappa, and a multimedia programmer, Joël Rodière - who all hail from Lyon. Trafik ...More

The Run Up

Featuring twenty-six of the most eminent artists of today, The Run Up, is a visual and historical representation of the contemporary art movement. Directors Shaun Roberts and Joey ...More


This extraordinary visual essay explores the notion of 'minimum', a concept which is rooted in the pursuit of simplicity, as applied to architecture, art and design: ...More

Playing Cards

PLAYING CARDS ARE EPHEMERAL; they are used, become worn and then just get thrown away. Good quality examples of playing cards featuring the graphics of the past are hard to find ...More

Emerging Paradigm: Design And Change

Emerging Paradigm: Design And Change Author: Peter Zec With the current changes in production and design processes, the relationship between design and its communication is also ...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

Young Fashion Designers

What are tomorrow's most important fashion designers working on today? How are they shaping the future of fashion? Within these pages are the answers: profiles of 46 designers ...More

Hexstatic: Rewind DVD

We love Ninja Tune, thus we love Hexstatic. Besides making some of the best beats known to man, Hexstatic also makes videos to their music in a true Ninja style. 62 minutes of ...More

Typographic Design: Form and Communication

Typographic design has been a field in constant motion since Gutenberg first invented movable type. Staying abreast of recent developments in the field is imperative for both design ...More

Graphic Poetry

Graphic Poetry: A Wig-01 Project VICTION:ARY is pleased to announce the spring 2005 publication of Graphic Poetry by Wig-01. Graphic Poetry is a book of modern poetry from contemporary ...More


A unique insight into the creativity of Robert Massin. This is the first monograph published in English on the work of the celebrated and influential French graphic artist Robert ...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