Notable Books of 2011

Our designers, commentators, guest bloggers, and specially invited guests have chosen these as the most notable design books of 2011
Helvetica and the New York City Subway System Shaw, Paul The MIT Press $39.95
Maps Scher, Paula Princeton Architectural Press $50.00
Sagmeister: Another Book About Promotion and Sales Material Sagmeister, Stefan et al. Abrams $40.00
Cultural Connectives: Bridging the Latin and Arabic Alphabets Rjeily, Rana Abou Mark Batty Publisher $34.95
Star Wars: The Blueprints Rinzler, J. W. Epic Ink $500.00
Alexander Girard Oldham, Todd et al. AMMO Books $200
Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life Oldham, Todd et al. AMMO Books $29.95
Ready to Print Nickel, Kristina Gestalten $78.00
Graphic Design: Now in Production Lupton, Ellen et al. Walker Art Center; distributed by D.A.P.
Ootje Oxenaar: Designer + Commissioner Kuijpers, Els nai010 Publishers $38.35
Beauty Is in the Street Kugelberg, Johan et al. Four Corners Books; distributed by D.A.P. $40.00
Visual Storytelling Klanten, Robert et al. Gestalten $68.00
Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design Kirkham, Pat et al. Laurence King Publishing $75.00
California Design 1930–1965 Kaplan, Wendy The MIT Press $60.00
Symbol Hyland, Angus et al. Laurence King Publishing $40.00
Menu Design in America Heller, Steven et al. TASCHEN $59.99
Why We Broke Up Handler, Daniel et al. Little, Brown and Co. $19.99
Bob Gill, so far. Gill, Bob Laurence King Publishing $50.00
100 Artists’ Manifestos: From the Futurists to the Stuckists Danchev, Alex Penguin $20.99
Identify Chermayeff, Ivan et al. Print Publishing $45.00
Typography for Lawyers Butterick, Matthew Jones McClure Publishing $25.00
Wim Crouwel: A Graphic Odyssey Brook, Tony et al. Unit Editions $27.00
TD 63-73: Total Design and Its Pioneering Role in Graphic Design Bos, Ben Unit Editions $55.00
People Blexbolex, Enchanted Lion Books $19.95