Jonathan Barnbrook

Graphic Designer / United Kingdom / Barnbrook

Jonathan Barnbrook’s Book List

None of these are design books. I don’t read directly about design, but instead look to the philosophies and experiences found in literature to influence my work. To be a good designer, you need to understand human beings, and for me the novel is still the best way to understand how people experience, affect, and are influenced by the world around them.

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A beautiful piece of writing and an amazing exploration of the human spirit. This sacred Hindu text made me understand that we have to risk everything if we are to learn and evolve spiritually. It’s absolutely wonderfully constructed, using the very simple metaphor of a battle to understand human psychology. It also shows a maturity that is the opposite of the divisive nature of some religions: it acknowledges that any path to God—any way of belief or any creed—is acceptable.

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