Design and art BOOKS
How to be a Graphic Designer, Without Losing Your Soul by Adrian Shaughnessy
Work for Money, Design for Love by David Airey
The Brand Gap by Marty Neumeier
Logo Design Love: A Guide to Creating Iconic Brand Identities by David Airey. 
Logo: The reference guide to symbols and logotypes by Michael Evamy.
Designing Brand Identity by Alina Wheeler
Identity Designed: The Definitive Guide to Visual Branding by David Airey
A Smile in the Mind by Beryl McAlhone
Understanding Media by Marshall McLuhan
The Hidden Persuaders by Vance Packard
Propaganda by Edward Bernays 
Ways of Seeing by John Berger
The Politics of Design by Ruben Pater 
Thinking with Type by Ellen Lupton
Are We Human? Notes on an Archeology of Design by Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley 

Sociology Books
The Sociological Imagination by C. Wright Mills
The Social Construction of Reality by Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann
Discipline and Punish by Michel Foucault
The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois
Distinction by Pierre Bourdieu
The Uses of Literacy by Richard Hoggart
The Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord
Orientalism by Edward Said
Shopping in Jail by Douglas Coupland

Synecdoche, New York by Charlie Kaufman
Koyaanisqatsi by Godfrey Reggio
Mr Nobody by Jacob Van Dormael
The Holy Mountain by Alejandro Jodorowsky
The Lobster by Yorgos Lanthimos
Inception by Christopher Nolan 
Sorry to Bother You by Boots Riley

Writing on Design

Design History

Type foundries
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