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.
36 books
Alice in Wonderland: Illustrated by Ralph Steadman
Lewis Carroll
Beyond the Pawpaw Trees
Palmer Brown
The Black Corsair (Il corsaro nero)
Emilio Salgari
A Child’s Christmas in Wales
Dylan Thomas
Curious George Rides a Bike
H. A. Rey
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?
Dr. Seuss
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Crockett Johnson
Harriet the Spy
Louise Fitzhugh
Henri’s Walk to Paris
Leonore Klein et al.
Horton Hears a Who!
Dr. Seuss
It’s Like This, Cat
Emily Cheney Neville
Les contes du chat perché
Marcel Aymé
The Little Golden Book of Words
Selma Lola Chambers
Max in Hollywood, Baby
Maira Kalman
Miss Piggy’s Guide to Life
Henry Beard
Nella Nebbia di Milano (In the Fog of Milan)
Bruno Munari
Nella Notte Buia (In the Darkness of the Night)
Bruno Munari
The Red Shoes
Hans Christian Andersen
Schellen-Ursli: A Bell for Ursli
Selina Chönz et al.
Sparkle and Spin: A Book About Words
Ann Rand et al.
The Story of Ferdinand
Munro Leaf
Tanglewood Tales
Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Velvet Room
Zilpha Keatley Snyder
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle
A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys
Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More
Roald Dahl