Just thought I’d put together a quick post to recommend a variety of publications that have been really inspiring and useful to me of late.
A Book Apart
The “brief books for people who make websites” series by A Book Apart (above) not only look great but are an essential reference for me in my everyday web builds. The HTML5 For Web Designers by Jeremy Keith is especially useful and is always open on my desk as I work.
Grafik Magazine is one of my favourite mags and I’m really pleased it’s back after a small hiatus. I never fail to get inspired by their illustrations, layouts and content.
Factory Records — The Complete Graphic Album
This book brilliantly documents Factory Records entire visual legacy from 1978 to 1992. The musical output of Factory provided a big chunk to the soundtrack of my youth in the late 80’s & early 90’s and I absolutely love this book.
Jan Tschichold — Master Typographer
I spend hours looking enviously looking through this book.
Seven Hundred Penguins
Penguin book covers are my absolutely favourite thing in the world ever and this book has 700 of them.
24 Ways Annual 2010
This book puts together all 24 articles from the 24 Ways website from December 2010. There are loads of great tips from many of today’s top designers and developers. I think it may be sold out now but if you can find a copy I advise you to buy it.
Reasons To Be Cheerful — The Life And Work Of Barney Bubbles
This book celebrates the graphic design genius of Barney Bubbles who created memorable record covers for many artists including Elvis Costello, Billy Bragg, Nick Lowe, The Damned and Ian Dury.
Van Doesburg & The New International Avante Garde — Constructing A New World
This book examines Dutch artist van Doesburg’s pivotal role in the development of modernism, Dadaism, constructivism and DE Stijl and his influence upon the many artists who followed.
All pictures were taken on my iphone using the instagram app