Essential reading for creatives

 

There's no denying the power of the Instagram scroll when it comes to getting inspired. Pinterest's influence to the creative and their research is well-documented; remember this article that we shared last year?

There are so many different ways to cull out one's creativity. Though the digital sphere is a fantastic quick-fix, we've gathered four books that you can get lost in to inspire your inner genius—whether you do your creative work on an iMac, canvas or spreadsheet.

JUST MY TYPE: A BOOK ABOUT FONTS

Like any aspect of design, typography is in itself an entire language. Just My Type delves into the intricacies and systems that comprise the families of fonts that populate the design world. It is filled with facts and figures, details on font pioneers and contextual snippets behind some of the most renowned font systems that are so prevalent in today's culture.

THE SECRET LIVES OF COLOUR

We don’t need to stress the transformative nature colour brings to our lives each day. The Secret Lives of Colour explores 75 fascinating shades, dyes and hues that shape and determine culture throughout the world.  

INFORMATION IS BEAUTIFUL

McCandless has seamlessly stripped back the information that bombards and demands our attention on a daily basis, and curated the most fascinating, exciting, and beautiful instances into this design-led artefact. This book contains visually stunning displays of information that blend the facts with their connections, their context and their relationships.

DESIGN FOR PEOPLE

Purpose is at the centre of this book. It is equally for the designers and non-designers of the world, the narrative celebrates the influence meaningful design has on our lives and why we need to work together.

 

IMAGE CREDIT: ALICE GAO

 

 

 
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