Chosen Books

Invited designers and commentators have chosen these as the books that inspire them and that have shaped their worldview or their ideas about design.
202 books
Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World)
Ingrid Schaffner
Barcelona Gráfica
América Sánchez
Things I Have Learned in My Life So Far
Stefan Sagmeister
Typographie: A Manual of Design (Typographie: ein Gestaltungslehrbuch = Typography: A Manual of Design = Typographie: un manuel de création)
Emil Ruder
The Russian Avant-Garde Book 1910–1934
Margit Rowell et al.
ABZ: More Alphabets and Other Signs
Julian Rothenstein et al.
Where the Suckers Moon
Randall Rothenberg
Campo Grafico, 1933–1939
Attilio Rossi (intro)
The Typographic Desk Reference
Theodore Rosendorf
Saul Steinberg
Harold Rosenberg
Grafika: Modern Design for Advertising and Printing
Imre Reiner
Ounce, Dice, Trice
Alastair Reid et al.
Legibility: A Typographic Book of Etiquette
Ernst Reichl
The Illustrator in America, 1860–2000
Walt Reed
Alex Steinweiss: The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover
Kevin Reagan et al.
What is a Designer
Norman Potter
Tools of the Imagination
Susan C. Piedmont-Palladino, ed.
Ludwig Petzendorfer
Rookledge’s International Typefinder
Christopher Perfect et al.
Film Posters of the Russian Avant-Garde
Susan Pack
Word and Image
Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (MuHKA)
Speak Italian: The Fine Art of the Gesture
Bruno Munari
Typographers on Type
Ruari McLean, ed.
Victorian Publishers’ Book-Bindings in Cloth & Leather
Ruari McLean
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