There are a number of books that tout the design as language, Richard Poulin’s “The Language of Graphic Design: An Illustrated Handbook for Understanding Design Principles” lives up to its subtitle (see it here). In fact, if the subtitle stopped at the word “understanding” it would have done its job. As a sophisticated primer of this expanding language, Poulin’s book will both elucidate and excite. It is aimed at the neophyte but the older-phytes will also find the words and pictures will add to the vocabulary. And if not, they will inspire. More here.