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.

Web Design: Portfolios

Web Design: Portfolios Taking the net to another dimension Taschen trawled the web looking for the most interesting and well-designed portfolios - of designers, photographers, ...More

Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design

Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design brings together the best of designer Michael Bierut's critical writing'serious or humorous, flattering or biting, but always on the mark. ...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

Grafik: Issue 154

Grafik is an independently published, monthly graphic design magazine. Based in London but serving the international design community, Grafik delivers a monthly dose of essential ...More

Ideal Worlds

In an age of increasing mobility and dissolving social bonds, the yearning for intimacy and security grows steadily stronger in western society. Plagued by uncertainty in the face ...More

Hong Kong Toy Story: A Sociological Observation

In recent years, a group of Hong Kong based designers, toy shop owners and collectors have increasingly been designing their own highly detailed, 'street wise? toy figurines for ...More

Robert Brownjohn: Sex and Typography

The design profession doesn't produce many larger-than-life figures. Robert Brownjohn - BJ, to just about everyone who knew him, and everyone did - was one. His gifts were ...More


Someday some sense will be made for this past tense. Tired and True, these drawings looop. Again. Looop... Bombs Away! Again... A new zine hailing from the Hardland Heartland's ...More


Picasso called Dalí ?an outboard motor that's always running.? Dalí thought himself a genius with a right to indulge in whatever lunacy popped into his head. Painter, sculptor, ...More

Chinese Propaganda Posters

Chinese Propaganda Posters High quality prints that beg to be framed. Tucked in each portfolio are 14 large-format reproductions, each with a brief description. Guaranteed to brighten ...More

Carsten Nicolai: Auto Pilot

Carsten Nicolai: Auto Pilot Artist: Carsten Nicolai Renowned worldwide for his multi-media performances and exhibitions (e.g.Dokumenta X, Guggenheim NYC, MOMA SF, PS1, MOMA Oxford ...More

Dear Dave, No 1

DEAR DAVE, Is a triannual publication of photography and writing. It celebrates a community of visual thinking, with affection and humor, and publishes idiosyncratic and original ...More

032c2: Destruction

032c2: Destruction 032c Issue 2 is a great follow-up to the first edition. This issues theme is "Destruction" and combines the worlds of fashion, art, design and more. Colette ...More


This thick, solid, colorful book is filled with examples of Japanese paper design from the Edo period (1603-1867). Elaborately designed and filled with detail, this paper would ...More

Arkitip: Issue 0045

Issue 45 Features Evan Hecox, Cody Hudson & Todd St. John. With Editorials from: Studio von Birken/Ben Pogue, Tony Arcabascio, Nieves, C.R. Stecyk III, Frank Novak and Joshua Gregory. ...More

All You Need is Sticker Graphics

All You Need is Sticker Graphics. This book features an indepth look at the sticker in the form of an art medium. Stickers by (among many, many others) Michael Lau, Tycoon Graphics, ...More

Flips 6: Celebrities

With the theme of"Celebrities", Flips 6 looks at TV commercials from around the world, with a special emphasis on those involving celebrities. They include movie actors and actresses, ...More

Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick "I don't think that writers or painters or filmmakers function because they have something they particularly want to say. They have something that they feel." ...More

Minimal Art

Founded as a backlash against abstract expressionism, minimalism was characterized by simplified, stripped-down forms and materials used to express ideas in a direct and impersonal ...More

Tape: An Excursion Through the World of Adhesive Tapes

Adhesive tapes have recently been used more and more in design projects. TAPE shows the variety of work being done with this material and takes readers on a delightful journey ...More

The Silver Spoon

The Silver Spoon - The most successful cookbook in Italy of the last fifty years - Over 2,000 traditional and modern Italian recipes adapted to the international market - Compiled ...More