We have had a many books in our Industry over the years. Some good Engineering to Gallery Books. What we have been lacking are some good "Technical" Sign Design Books
Sign Design Books.com is by far one of the most unique books in our Industry.
They have been more in the underground but I've known about them for sometime.
No book by any means is perfect, BUT...as a Business Owners stand point, this book series I would make every employee read. From the installer, fabricator and sales force. Once someone is hired, these books are handed to them. It's a very well rounded book series that is updated regularity.... I would go so far as to say it's manual of "why" for our industry.
I would like SDB to write test material to go along with this series for mere employment reasons.
The other Books which I don't have hard copies of are
How to Draw Attachment Details
and their NEWEST
How to Write Sign Specifications
No matter what your position is in our Grand Trade / Industry, the more well rounded and knowledgeable you are, the more valuable you are. The same goes for our employees.
We have a lot of installers, fabricators, and sales that DON'T understand what the other departments are doing and "WHY".
WHY Sign Design is SO much different than Graphic Design. This series will break away the bad habits of the Graphic Designer and bring them closer to Sign Design.
These Books build strong bridges between departments,.
For your beginner Sign Designer staff, this book is an even BIGGER plus for them to start reading before company training even starts, they'll have a big head start that may make training even that much easier
Go Visit them http://signbusinessbooks.com/
Tell'em "Large Marge Sent Ya"