Notable Books of 2011

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