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.
Dorfsman & CBS
Dick Hess et al.
Dutch Graphic Design
Kees Broos et al.
Elements of Design
Gail Greet Hannah
The Elements of Typographic Style
Robert Bringhurst
Janet Abrams et al.
Enfolding Life (生活與承載)
Freeman Lau
An Essay on Typography
Eric Gill
Everything Sings: Maps for a Narrative Atlas
Denis Wood
Film Posters of the Russian Avant-Garde
Susan Pack
Forget All the Rules You Ever Learned About Graphic Design, Including the Ones in This Book
Bob Gill
The Form of the Book
Jan Tschichold
From Cave Painting to Comic Strip
Lancelot Hogben
From Those Wonderful Folks Who Gave You Pearl Harbor
Jerry Della Femina
Grafika: Modern Design for Advertising and Printing
Imre Reiner
A Grammar of Chinese Lattice
Daniel Sheets Dye
The Graphic Artist and His Design Problems
Josef-Müller Brockmann
Graphic Design
Leon Friend et al.
Graphic Design History: A Critical Guide
Johanna Drucker et al.
Graphic Design in America
Mildred Friedman et al.
The Graphic Language of Neville Brody
Jon Wozencroft et al.
Graphic Texts
GRAPHIC team, eds. et al.
Handbook of Early Advertising Art
Clarence Hornung
The Handy Book of Artistic Printing
Doug Clouse et al.
Hirschfeld: Art and Recollections from Eight Decades
Al Hirschfeld
How Brands Become Icons
Douglas B. Holt
Identity Kits
Germano Facetti et al.