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Books, like diamonds, are forever

December 6, 2011 at 3:21 by Martina Comments

In the era of e-books, I swear I won’t surrender, and I will keep buying and giving beautiful traditional books. Here is my wishlist of books that I own or I would like to receive that could inspire your Christmas gifts. And if you think that I’ve missed something cool, please leave a comment below with your tip.

Malcolm Gladwell: Collected a beautiful collectors’ edition of an inspiring author

Penguin 75: Designers, Authors, Commentary (aka the art of the cover book)

Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy Scary but also super interesting read

Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Illustrators worldwide 2011/2012 each year, a Lürzer’s is a must

Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects in case you haven’t visited the exhibition at the MoMa this year

It’s Not How Good You Are, Its How Good You Want to Be a classic, a must-have and the best “cheap” present for a friend

Steve Jobs Biography yeah, I know, everybody is talking about this book, but if it’s inspiring why shouldn’t you read it?

Hegarty on Advertising I haven’t read this yet, but I’m curious

Motel Art Improvement Service one of my favorite graphic novels of the year

The Visual Miscellaneum This book might be two years old, but infographics are still pretty hot, right?

The App and Mobile Case Study Book I’m sure Rob from the FWA will surprise us again

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