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
Information Is Beautiful
David McCandless
A Smile in the Mind
Beryl McAlhone et al.
Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work
Leonard Marcus, ed.
American Signs: Form and Meaning on Route 66
Lisa Mahar
La Lettera Uccide (The Letter Kills)
Giovanni Lussu
Damn Good Advice (For People with Talent!)
George Lois
The Art of Advertising: George Lois on Mass Communication
George Lois
Le Livre futuriste
Giovanni Lista
Air Made Visible
Claude Lichenstein et al.
Books for Our Time
Marshall Lee et al.
Enfolding Life (生活與承載)
Freeman Lau
The Charm of Chinese Characters (漢字的魅力)
Cang Lang
Schiff nach Europa
Markus Kutter
Lothar Meggendorfers Spielwelt
Hildegard Krahe
NSCI: Das visuelle Erscheinungsbild der Nationalsozialisten 1920–1945 (The Visual Appearance of the Nazis 1920–1945)
Andreas Koop
The Book of Signs
Rudolf Koch et al.
Women Designers in the USA, 1900–2000
Pat Kirkham, ed.
Modern Typography: An Essay in Critical History
Robin Kinross
Robert Brownjohn: Sex and Typography
Emily King
American Wood Type, 1828–1900
Rob Roy Kelly
A Comparison of Package Designs in Japan and Europe
Japan Package Design Association
Rock, Scissors, Paper
Takenobu Igarashi
Space Graphics
Takenobu Igarashi
Handbook of Early Advertising Art
Clarence Hornung
William Tell
Warja Honnegger-Lavater
How Brands Become Icons
Douglas B. Holt
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