Monday, March 11, 2013

Book Wishlist

Lately I've really wanted to buy some more books! Right now my book shelf is mostly filled with only 2 authors, so I want to expand my collection and read some books by some different authors! I also want some more design books since they're always a great source of inspiration! I've put together this book wishlist of some books that I've been wanting lately!
1. Typography Sketchbooks by Steven Heller & Lita Talarico // I've had my eye on this book for quite a while. I'm a big typography and hand lettering nerd, and this book is full of those things. It's basically a look into the sketchbooks of different graphic designers!

2. Typography 32 by Type Directors Club // I've only had a quick peek into this book once on a trip to Chapters, but I really liked what I saw inside. It's the latest Typography Annual put together by the Type Directors Club. The book features different categories as well including books, magazines, corporate identity, posters, and more!

3. Just My Type by Simon Garfield // Seeing a theme here yet? This book is supposed to be a fantastic read for any graphic designer or anyone interested in typography. From what I understand it's about the history of type, as well as little mysteries of type. It seems like something that would be a really interesting read!

4. Every Day by David Levithan // A book not about typography! This is a novel by David Levithan that's about someone named "A" who wakes up in a different body every single day, but is always in love with the same girl. I think it seems like a really unique love story! I've also read Will Grayson, Will Grayson that was written by Levithan in collaboration with my favourite author, John Green, and that book is one of my favourites!

5. I Heart Stationery by Charlotte Rivers // This is a book all about stationery and paper crafts! It includes chapters on hand illustration, screen printing, letterpress, paper cutting, and more! As a graphic design student and someone who enjoys crafts, I think I'd really like this book!

6. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl // I recently saw the movie that was based on this book and even though I didn't think I would like it much, I surprisingly really enjoyed it! I have heard that the book series is better than the movie though, so now I want to read the books!

Have you read any of these books? What's your favourite book?


  1. Design books are the best, they're always just filled with inspiration. I love picking up photography books - not tutorials/guides but more on just a book that's filled with photographs.

    Have you tried Goodread? When I first started to get into reading, I signed up for Goodread and found a lot of great books on there. I recently just finished The Faults in Our Stars by John Green. Suuuuch a good book, def. worth checking out if you haven't read it yet.

    1. I do occasionally go on Goodread, but I can't remember if I have an account or not :P And The Fault In Our Stars is actually my favourite book! I'm currently re-reading it right now too :) John Green is my favourite author!

  2. The Beautiful Creatures series is awesome! The movie is SO different from the book but the book is just amazing! I finished the book in 2 days!

  3. I love design books. Typography Sketchbooks and I Heart Stationary both look like good reads. I really like Maximalism by Charlotte Rivers for inspirational images.

    Just found your blog through the #bbloggers blog hop list. I've just started blogging ( and trying to get a bit more involved in the whole blogging community!

    Nic xx