This site serves as a free library of introductory essays, books, and texts on graphic design theory, criticism, and practice as well as related fields like cultural criticism, photography, and architecture. While the goal of is to provide a collection of canonical and important texts on graphic design and related fields, it inevitably contains blindspots and gaps — the selections included here skew to my own personal interests in design and my own education and practice. However, this is not a static archive but will continually be updated in an attempt to both stay current and fill in the gaps. When possible, essays link to their original source and PDFs hosted here are freely assessible elsewhere on the web. To the best of my knowledge, I am not publishing anything new or copyrighted.