Eleven good books I read this year:
|What It Is
by Lynda Barry
What more can I say about this book?
It’s collage, it’s a writing textbook, it’s a memoir…it’s everything. It’s big. It’s hardcover. It’s awesome.
|Ways of Seeing
by John Berger
Fantastic book based on a 1972 BBC miniseries. Amazing how much the contents remain valid in the age of the internet.
|Thoreau At Walden
By John Porcellino
Porcellino’s simple, zen lines are perfect for adapting Thoreau into comics.
|Born Standing Up
By Steve Martin
A book that moved quick and didn’t bullshit. Great writing, very subtle and smart jokes.
|Don’t Make Me Think
By Steve Krug
A classic book about web design.
|Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
By Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
A wonderful book about the psychology behind creativity.
| The Power of Myth
By Joseph Campbell
A series of interview with Campbell, accompanied by lots of images.
|And Then There Were None
By Agatha Christie
My wife’s favorite author. Great, classic read.
By Lewis Hyde
On art and commerce. Terrific read.
by Michael Lewis
|The Cheese Monkeys
By Chip Kidd
A very funny and quick read. Since so much of the action takes place in the classroom, it sort of functions as a wacky introduction to graphic design.