Notable Design Books of 2011

Our designers, commentators, guest bloggers, and specially invited guests have chosen these as the most notable design books of 2011
24 books
Ootje Oxenaar: Designer + Commissioner Kuijpers, Els nai010 Publishers $38.35
Sagmeister: Another Book About Promotion and Sales Material Sagmeister, Stefan et al. Abrams $40.00
Alexander Girard Oldham, Todd et al. AMMO Books $200
Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life Oldham, Todd et al. AMMO Books $29.95
People Blexbolex, Enchanted Lion Books $19.95
Star Wars: The Blueprints Rinzler, J. W. Epic Ink $500.00
Beauty Is in the Street Kugelberg, Johan et al. Four Corners Books; distributed by D.A.P. $40.00
Ready to Print Nickel, Kristina Gestalten $78.00
Visual Storytelling Klanten, Robert et al. Gestalten $68.00
Typography for Lawyers Butterick, Matthew Jones McClure Publishing $25.00
Bob Gill, so far. Gill, Bob Laurence King Publishing $50.00
Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design Kirkham, Pat et al. Laurence King Publishing $75.00
Symbol Hyland, Angus et al. Laurence King Publishing $40.00
Why We Broke Up Handler, Daniel et al. Little, Brown and Co. $19.99
Cultural Connectives: Bridging the Latin and Arabic Alphabets Rjeily, Rana Abou Mark Batty Publisher $34.95
100 Artists’ Manifestos: From the Futurists to the Stuckists Danchev, Alex Penguin $20.99
Maps Scher, Paula Princeton Architectural Press $50.00
Identify Chermayeff, Ivan et al. Print Publishing $45.00
Menu Design in America Heller, Steven et al. TASCHEN $59.99
California Design 1930–1965 Kaplan, Wendy The MIT Press $60.00
Helvetica and the New York City Subway System Shaw, Paul The MIT Press $39.95
TD 63-73: Total Design and Its Pioneering Role in Graphic Design Bos, Ben Unit Editions $55.00
Wim Crouwel: A Graphic Odyssey Brook, Tony et al. Unit Editions $27.00
Graphic Design: Now in Production Lupton, Ellen et al. Walker Art Center; distributed by D.A.P.