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
Edgar Allan Poe

My favorite Goth.

J. G. Ballard
Martin Amis Foreword by

My favorite Surrealist.

Ruari McLean

The ultimate designer.

Bruno Monguzzi

The ultimate agency.

Armin Hofmann

The perfect introduction to the application.

Bruno Munari

and so it should be . . .

Derek Jarman

A different kind of book on color.

Richard Hollis

The ultimate history.

F. (Francis) Scott Fitzgerald

My favorite title.

Pauline Réage

The filthiest book on typography.

Herbert Spencer

The perfect introduction to the subject.

Hermann Hesse

The dichotomy between heart and head.

Jane Austen

My favorite character.

William Shakespeare

The book I’ve never finished but intend to. 

Philip Thompson
Peter Davenport

The ultimate sourcebook.

Edward de Bono

Does what it says on the cover.


The book that changed my life.

Italo Calvino

My favorite labyrinth.

John Berger

Provides what its cover says.

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