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