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
The World of M. C. Escher
M. C. Escher et al.
The World Must Change: Graphic Design and Idealism
Leonie Ten Duis et al.
The Work of Hipgnosis
Storm Thorgerson
Word and Image: Posters from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art
Alan M. Fern
Word and Image
Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (MuHKA)
Women Designers in the USA, 1900–2000
Pat Kirkham, ed.
William Tell
Warja Honnegger-Lavater
Wiener Werkstätte, Design in Vienna 1903-1932
Christian Brandstätter
Where the Suckers Moon
Randall Rothenberg
What is a Designer
Norman Potter
The Visible Word: Experimental Typography and Modern Art, 1909-1923
Johanna Drucker
The Visible Word
Herbert Spencer
Victorian Publishers’ Book-Bindings in Cloth & Leather
Ruari McLean
The Uncommon Numbers Trilogy
Brenda Casey Zoby
Typographie: A Manual of Design (Typographie: ein Gestaltungslehrbuch = Typography: A Manual of Design = Typographie: un manuel de création)
Emil Ruder
Walter Bangerter et al.
Typographic Variations (Typographische Variationen)
Hermann Zapf
The Typographic Desk Reference
Theodore Rosendorf
Typographers on Type
Ruari McLean, ed.
Type: A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles 1628-1900
Cees De Jong et al.
Two Lines Align
Michael Worthington
Toothpicks and Logos
John Heskett
Tools of the Imagination
Susan C. Piedmont-Palladino, ed.
Things I Have Learned in My Life So Far
Stefan Sagmeister
Theory of Colours
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Technische Grundlagen zur Satzherstellung
Hans Rudolf Bosshard
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