Angus Hyland

Graphic Designer / United Kingdom / Pentagram

Angus Hyland’s Book List

Books, books. I seem to spend my life in books, either in their creation or distribution (usually to my local charity shop as I struggle to fit any more into my small house). My policy is to keep only what I actually need or think I might, optimistically, read at some mythical point in the future. . . . View the complete text
20 books
Jane Austen

My favorite character.

J. G. Ballard
Martin Amis Foreword by

My favorite Surrealist.

John Berger

Provides what its cover says.

Italo Calvino

My favorite labyrinth.

Edward de Bono

Does what it says on the cover.

F. (Francis) Scott Fitzgerald

My favorite title.


The book that changed my life.

Hermann Hesse

The dichotomy between heart and head.

Armin Hofmann

The perfect introduction to the application.

Richard Hollis

The ultimate history.

Derek Jarman

A different kind of book on color.

Ruari McLean

The ultimate designer.

Bruno Monguzzi

The ultimate agency.

Bruno Munari

and so it should be . . .

Edgar Allan Poe

My favorite Goth.

Pauline Réage

The filthiest book on typography.

William Shakespeare

The book I’ve never finished but intend to. 

Herbert Spencer

The perfect introduction to the subject.

Philip Thompson
Peter Davenport

The ultimate sourcebook.

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