TM: The Untold Stories Behind 29 Classic Logos by Mark Sinclair

This is a more recent book published in 2014 and the title says it all. What I really like about it is that it moves beyond the textbooks and tells the story and the process behind some of the most famous logos out there.

Design For Hackers by David Kadavy

The ultimate crash course if you want to design a website. Or, design anything else for that matter. David Kadavy’s approach to teaching you design is to go at it sideways, taking apart items that ‘work’ design wise and explaining why they do. Kadavy’s site¬†offers freebies and a course where you can get more hands on training.