The Holiday Book List for Designers

Looking for holiday gifts for designers in your life? Or an office gift for one of your colleagues? Or maybe you just want to treat yourself so you can settle down with a good book over the holidays. We’ll here it is. A list of some my favorite books that are guaranteed to engage, inform and inspire.

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Just My Type / Simon Garfield

Orbiting the Giant Hairball / Gordon McKenzie

Conundrums / Harry Pearce

Poke the Box / Seth Godin

In-House Design In Practice / Cathy Fishel

Sagmeister — Made You Look / Stefan Sagmeister & Peter Hall

The Corporate Creative / Andy Epstein

Linchpin: Are You Indespensible? / Seth Godin

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It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be / Paul Arden

Whatever You Think, Think The Opposite / Paul Arden

The Corner Office / Adam Bryant

The Medici Effect / Frans Johansson

Drive / Daniel Pink

Made to Stick / Dan and Chip Heath

Ideaspotting / Sam Harrison

Damn Good Advice / George Lois

Creating the Perfect Design Brief / Peter Phillips

The Back of the Napkin / Dan Roam

The War of Art / Steven Pressfield

I Wished I Worked There / Kursty Groves, Will Knight

Effortless Mastery / Kenny Werner

Unspecial Effects for Graphic Designers / Bob Gill

The Graphic Language of Neville Brody / Jon Wozencroft

The Cheese Monkeys / Chip Kidd

Ogilvy on Advertising / David Ogilvy

Paul Rand: A Designer’s Art / Paul Rand

A Whack on the Side of the Head / Roger Von Oech

Envisioning Information / Edward Tufte

Typewise / Kit Hinrich/Pentagram

In the Goove: Vintage Record Graphics / Eric Kohler

Design Dialogues / Steven Heller

Find out what’s on the designer wish list of creatives like Debbie Millman and Aaron Draplin this holiday season. You may find a goodie that’s worthy of your own stocking or a perfect token for your favorite co-worker.