Here is a list of things I’ve read or reading that might be of interest to you. Some books are deep, insightful and resourceful. Others are fun, playful and a bit weird. What does however bring the whole lot together is a love of everything design. Some of these books are design essentials, others explore the subject in an array of manners. This is down to personal preference, but if I were you, I’d try and get my hands on as many of these as possible. This list will be updated now and again to keep your minds fresh.

79 Short Essays on Design – Michael Bierut

How to be a graphic designer without losing your soul – Adrian Shaughnessy

Making and Breaking the Grid - Timothy Samara

The art of looking sideways - Alan Fletcher

ABC 3d - Marion Bataille

Neubau Welt – Stefan Gandl

Neubau Modul - by Stefan Gandl and Christoph Grunberger

Le Corbusier: The Poetics of Machine and Metaphor - Alexander Tzonis

Factory Records: The Complete Graphic Album -Tony Wilson & Matthew Robertson

8vo – On the Outside - Mark Holt & Hamish Muir

Unusual Printing Surfaces - Design Project

Data Flow: Visualising Information in Graphic Design – R. Klanten

Ways of seeing – John Berger

Looking Closer: Critical Writings on Graphic Design - Michael Bierut , William Drenttel & Steven Heller

Looking Closer 2: Critical Writings on Graphic Design - Michael Bierut , William Drenttel & Steven Heller

Looking Closer 3: Critical Writings on Graphic Design - Michael Bierut, Steven Heller, Jessica Helfand, Rick Poynor

Looking Closer 4: Critical Writings on Graphic Design – Michael Bierut , William Drenttel & Steven Heller

Colour Index – Jim Krause

Colour Index 2- Jim Krause

The Elements of Typographic Style – Robert Bringhurst