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
Janet Abrams et al.
Analogous and Digital
Otl Aicher
The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics 2
Alan Aldridge
Specimen Book and Catalogue, 1923
American Type Founders Company
Super Constellation
Christoph Asendorf
Walter Bangerter et al.
Il Sogno della Merce (The Dream of Goods)
Jean Baudrillard et al.
My Work Is Not My Work: Pierre Bernard, Design for the Public Domain
Hugues Boekraad
Mathematische Grundlagen zur Satzherstellung
Hans Rudolf Bosshard
Technische Grundlagen zur Satzherstellung
Hans Rudolf Bosshard
Wiener Werkstätte, Design in Vienna 1903-1932
Christian Brandstätter
Cities of the World
Georg Braun et al.
Recollections of the Lyceum & Chautauqua Circuits
Irene Briggs DaBoll et al.
The Elements of Typographic Style
Robert Bringhurst
The Graphic Artist and His Design Problems
Josef-Müller Brockmann
Dutch Graphic Design
Kees Broos et al.
Information Ecology: Bayer’s Book of Maps
Nate Burgos
Perché un libro su Enzo Mari (Why Write a Book on Enzo Mari)
François Burkhardt et al.
The Calligrapher’s Handbook
Heather Child
The Handy Book of Artistic Printing
Doug Clouse et al.
Design and Art (Documents of Contemporary Art)
Alex Coles
Revolutionary Soviet Film Posters
Mildred Constantine et al.
La Lettre Peinte Décorative
Philippe Dacosta
Révolution typographique
Jacques Damase
Posters by the Members of the Alliance Graphique Internationale 1960–1985
Rudolph de Harak
Type: A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles 1628-1900
Cees De Jong et al.
From Those Wonderful Folks Who Gave You Pearl Harbor
Jerry Della Femina
Numero Unico Futurista Campari 1931; Futurismo 1932; Dinamo Futurista 1933
Fortunato Depero
Shapes for Sounds
Timothy Donaldson
Graphic Design History: A Critical Guide
Johanna Drucker et al.
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