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 Dictionary of Visual Language
Philip Thompson et al.
Design Going Forward (與設計向前行)
Ikko Tanaka
Design and Art (Documents of Contemporary Art)
Alex Coles
Damn Good Advice (For People with Talent!)
George Lois
A Comparison of Package Designs in Japan and Europe
Japan Package Design Association
Cities of the World
Georg Braun et al.
The Charm of Chinese Characters (漢字的魅力)
Cang Lang
Campo Grafico, 1933–1939
Attilio Rossi (intro)
The Calligrapher’s Handbook
Heather Child
Books for Our Time
Marshall Lee et al.
The Book of Signs
Rudolf Koch et al.
Beware Wet Paint
Alan Fletcher
The Beauty of Chinese Calligraphy: Dancing Cursive (漢字書法之美—舞動行草)
Jiang Xun (蔣勳)
The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics 2
Alan Aldridge
Barcelona Gráfica
América Sánchez
Ausgewählte Aufsätze über Fragen der Gestalt des Buches und der Typographie (The Form of the Book: Essays on the Morality of Good Design)
Jan Tschichold
The Art of Advertising: George Lois on Mass Communication
George Lois
Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding
Alastair Duncan et al.
Analogous and Digital
Otl Aicher
American Wood Type, 1828–1900
Rob Roy Kelly
American Signs: Form and Meaning on Route 66
Lisa Mahar
Alex Steinweiss: The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover
Kevin Reagan et al.
Air Made Visible
Claude Lichenstein et al.
Aim for a Job in Graphic Design/Art
S. Neil Fujita
Adrian Frutiger—Typefaces: The Complete Works
Adrian Frutiger et al.
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