Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Top 10 Inspirational Books for Designers

As creative artists, we are often asked where inspiration comes from. Everywhere right? Every image, word, emotion, moment can capture our imagination. In this world of fast food, video streaming and mobile networking we often forget our creative spirit can often be inspired from good old-fashioned books. Whether hard bound, paper back, novels, mysteries, tutorials, anthologies, picture books, comics or even school textbooks these treasures of pulp and ink put our creative minds to work. Books expose us to colorfully imaginative worlds, to the sensations of being young and carefree, to bold ideas – new or even long forgotten.

Next time you are faced with a creative block, pick up a book you loved as a kid or one completely unrelated to design and submerge yourself into the ocean of words.

Enjoy the adventure!

1) Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite by Paul Arden
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
Things I Have Learned by Stefan Sagmeister
Simply Material by Victionary
The Marvel Art of Marko Djurdjevic by Massive Black
D'artiste: Concept Art by Ballistic
D'artiste: Digital Painting by Ballistic
Taschen's Paris: Hotels, Restaurants & Shops by Taschen


Matthew said...

I will have to check out those books. I really also liked "Don't sleep" its a good trip into how other designers found their way into the world and founded a successful studio.