recommended books by paul rand, the school of life, bruno munari, hr bosshard, fischli&weiss, emil ruder, ellen lupton, david shrigley, twyla tharp, michael bierut, seth godin, wucius wong and others about color theory, design, marketing, empathy, failures, storytelling, symbols and scrum.

Paul Rand: A Designer’s Art

Get Agile!: Scrum for UX, Design & Development

Kluge Ideen: The School of Life

Bruno Munari: Design as Art


Fischli & Weiss: Das Geheimnis der Arbeit

Steven Heller: Paul Rand

Hans Rudolf Bosshard: The Typographic Grid

Emil Ruder: Typographie

Rod Judkins: Change Your Mind: 57 Ways to Unlock Your Creative Self

Ellen Lupton: Design is Storytelling

Patrick Baty: The Anatomy of Colour: The Story of Heritage Paints and Pigments

Craig Oldham: Oh Sh*t… What Now?: Honest Advice for New Graphic Designers

Blair Enns: A Win Without Pitching Manifesto

Ansgar Gerling, Godehard Gerling: Der Design-Thinking-Werkzeugkasten: Eine Methodensammlung für kreative Macher

Rob Carter, Ben Day, Philip B. Meggs: Typographic Design: Form and Communication

David Shrigley: Who I Am and What I Want

David Shrigley: Red Book

David Shrigley: The Book of Shrigley

Twopoints: Neuland

Twyla Tharp: The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life

Twyla Tharp: The Collaborative Habit: Life Lessons for Working Together

Mina Perhonen: ?

Kristina Nickel: Ready to Print: Handbuch für Mediengestalter

Alan Fletcher: The Art of Looking Sideways

Michael Bierut: How to use graphic design to sell things, explain things, make things look better, make people laugh, make people cry, and (every once in a while) change the world

Steven Pressfield: The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

Peter Ferdinand Drucker: Managing Oneself

Michael Bierut: 79 Short Essays on Design

Lisa Congdon: It’s Not What You Look at That Matters, It’s What You See Journal

Janfamily: Plans for Other Days

Austin Kleon: Steal Like An Artist

James Webb Young: A Technique for Producing Ideas

Cees de Jong: Jan Tschichold. Meister der Typografie

Rudolf Modley: Handbook of Pictorial Symbols

Wucius Wong: Principles of Two-Dimensional Design

Wucius Wong: Principles of Three-Dimensional Design

Wucius Wong: Principles of Color Design

Wucius Wong: Visual Design on the Computer

Erik Kessel: Failed it!: How to turn mistakes into ideas and other advice for successfully screwing up

Guillaume Wolf: You Are a Circle: A Visual Meditation for the Creative Mind

David Shrigley: What the Hell are You Doing?

David Shrigley: Fully Coherent Plan: For a New and Better Society

CAEPSELE: INSPIRED #3: The Art of Visual Story Telling/a>

Michael Ventura: Applied Empathy: The New Language of Leadership

Jan Tschichold: Erfreuliche Drucksachen durch gute Typographie

Greg McKeown: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Yusaku Kamekura: Trademark Designs of the World

Miranda Lundy: Quadrivium: Arithmetik, Geometrie, Musik und Astronomie

Alan Moore: Do Design: Why Beauty is Key to Everything

Douglas Davis: Essentialism: Creative Strategy and the Business of Design

Brianna Wiest: 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think

Danielle Laporte: Fire Starter Sessions

Seth Godin: This is Marketing: You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn To See

Seth Godin: We Are All Weird: The Myth of Mass and the End of Compliance


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