Bookshelf

Every week we invite someone from the creative industries to share a rundown of their five favourite books in the whole ruddy world, which have inspired, excited or educated them.

  1. Studio-output-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Studio Output’s bumper bookshelf full of design and art inspiration
  2. Steven-heller-bookshelf-itsnicehat-list Bookshelf Renowned art director, author and editor Steven Heller on his favourite books
  3. Steph-davidson-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list1-compressor Bookshelf Bloomberg digital designer Steph Davidson shares the books she’s kept hold of
  4. Jon-burgerman-bookshelf-jackal-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Illustrator Jon Burgerman's bookshelf is full of absolute corkers
  5. Ian-kenneth-bird-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Photographer Ian Kenneth Bird shares his top photobooks
  6. Colophon-bookshelf-letraset-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Type foundry Colophon talks about its most-loved books
  7. Mike_perry_jaybird_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Artist Mike Perry shares his favourite art and photography books
  8. Wilfrid_wood_int_list Bookshelf “The great thing about this book is you don’t have to read it”: sculptor Wilfrid Wood on his favourite books
  9. Tracy_ma_bookshelf_itsnicethat_graphs_list Bookshelf Graphic designer Tracy Ma’s bookshelf is chock-full of gems
  10. Cecile_dormeau_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Cheeky, French illustrator Cécile Dormeau shares her favourite books
  11. Lizzy_stewart_artefacts_int_list Bookshelf Illustrator Lizzy Stewart shares some gems from her bookshelf
  12. Tony_brook_spin_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Founder of design studio Spin, Tony Brook shares his bookshelf of first editions
  13. Michael_mack_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Founder of publisher Mack, Michael Mack shares his most-prized books
  14. Parallel_teeth_rob_wallace_bookshelf_int_peeler_list Bookshelf Director and animator Parallel Teeth shares his favourite books
  15. Reto_moser_grillitype_bookshelf_int_arhitektid-arhitektuurist_list2 Bookshelf Grilli Type designer Reto Moser shares the books that inspire him
  16. Janet_hansen_bookshelf_itsnicethat_list Bookshelf Penguin book cover designer Janet Hansen on her favourite books
  17. Otegha_uwagba_bookshelf_int_list International Women's Day Founder of Women Who, Otegha Uwagba on her most inspirational books
  18. Andrew_rae_bookshelf_int_list_steinberg Bookshelf Illustrator Andrew Rae shares the pictorial tomes that have inspired him
  19. Rob_flowers_tip_top_int_list Bookshelf Illustrator Rob Flowers shares his treasure trove of books
  20. Group-shot-alt-03 Bookshelf The New Yorker's design team shares its favourite books in this mammoth Bookshelf
  21. Mat-maitland-bookshelf-s1_int_list Bookshelf Collage artist and creative director Mat Maitland on his most-prized books
  22. Marina_willer_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf From Roth to Seuss: Pentagram partner Marina Willer shares her favourite books
  23. Sawdust_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Design studio Sawdust shares its most-loved books
  24. Patternity_bookshelf_women_int_list Bookshelf Pattern archive and studio Patternity shares its most inspiring books
  25. Rohan_silva_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Co-founder of Second Home, Rohan Silva talks about his favourite books
  26. Shaz_madani_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Riposte art director Shaz Madani shares the books she’s kept hold of
  27. Edwin_pickstone_bookshelf_scws_wishaw_int_list Bookshelf Glasgow School of Art type technician and tutor, Edwin Pickstone shares his fave books
  28. Seb_emina_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf The ultimate reading list from The Happy Reader’s Seb Emina
  29. Sarah_hyndan_aiga_int_list Bookshelf Designer and type fanatic Sarah Hyndman shares her most-cherished books
  30. Frasermuggeridgestudio_itsnicethat_bookshelf.home Bookshelf Graphic designer Fraser Muggeridge talks to us about his favourite books
  31. Deyan_sudjic_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic shares his most-loved books
  32. 1_(2) Bookshelf Informational Affairs travel the globe in this week's bookshelf
  33. Nobrow_thecowwhofellinthecanal_int_list Bookshelf Nobrow co-founder Sam Arthur shares his favourite books
  34. Int_bookshelf_svd_schotts_original_1 Bookshelf The Gentlewoman’s art director, Veronica Ditting gives us a peek at her bookshelf
  35. Giles_duley_avedon_baldwin_int_list Bookshelf Humanist photographer Giles Duley on his favourite photo books
  36. Andy_baker_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Animator Andy Baker on the books that still inspire him
  37. Charlotte_strick_int_list2 Bookshelf Art editor of The Paris Review, Charlotte Strick on her most-treasured tomes
  38. Mirko_borsche_neville_brody_int_list Bookshelf Mirko Borsche on the books and legendary designers that inspire him
  39. Ben_parker_madethought_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Made Thought co-founder Ben Parker shares the books he always comes back to
  40. Ustwo_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Monument Valley creator ustwo gives us a peek at its bookshelf
  41. Julian_glander_bookshelf_int_list2 Bookshelf Illustrator and animator Julian Glander shares some of his favourite books
  42. Designstudio_bookshelf_zerro_int_list Bookshelf DesignStudio shares its favourite tomes in a transatlantic bookshelf
  43. Mike_alderson_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Founder and creative director of ManvsMachine, Mike Alderson on his most-loved books
  44. Max_barnett_kodak_int_list Bookshelf Editor-in-chief of Pylot magazine Max Barnett on his favourite books
  45. Steve_watson_mushpit_int_list Bookshelf Stack founder Steven Watson shares five of his top magazines
  46. Linda_brownlee_baldessari_int_list Bookshelf Photographer Linda Brownlee on the books she always comes back to
  47. Brutus_wonderwall_int_list Bookshelf Owner of iconic shirt brand Brutus, Jonathan Freedman’s punk and DIY-infused bookshelf
  48. Annie_atkins_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Grand Budapest Hotel graphic designer Annie Atkins on her favourite books
  49. Julius_wiedemann_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Taschen editor Julius Wiedemann on the books that inspire him
  50. Studio_psk_press_int_list Bookshelf Design agency Studio PSK shares its most-loved books
  51. Dave_trott_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Advertising guru Dave Trott and his inspirational Bookshelf
  52. Morag_myerscough_int_list Bookshelf Designer Morag Myerscough gives us a peek at her bookshelf
  53. Tomas_leach_humphrey_jennings_int_list Bookshelf Filmmaker Tomas Leach shares some of his favourite books
  54. The-guardian-purple-int-list Bookshelf The Guardian design team reveals its favourite books
  55. Dan_wilton_duty_int_list2 Bookshelf Photographer Dan Wilton on his most-loved books
  56. Wayne_daly_kiesler_int_list Bookshelf Bedford Press co-founder Wayne Daly on his favourite books
  57. Shem_law_bauhaus_int_list Bookshelf Radio Times art director Shem Law shows us what’s on his bookshelf
  58. Tpg_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf The Photographer’s Gallery shows us their favourite books
  59. Jamie_reid_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Dazed art director Jamie Reid shares his favourite books
  60. Marcus_fairs_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Dezeen founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs talks us through his bookshelf
  61. Kim_hastreiter_ads_int_list Bookshelf New York indie institution Paper magazine's Kim Hastreiter shows us her bookshelf
  62. Handsome_frank_intersection_int_list2 Bookshelf Co-founder of illustration agency Handsome Frank, Jon Cockley’s bookshelf
  63. Gym_class_int_list Bookshelf Gym Class mag creator Steven Gregor shows us what’s on his bookshelf
  64. Pitchfork_bookshelf_int_list3 Bookshelf The Pitchfork design team gives us a sneaky peek at their bookshelf
  65. Rob_meyers_rbpm_int_list2 Bookshelf Creative director of Clash magazine Rob Meyers shares his favourite books
  66. Fiell_int_list2 Bookshelf Renowned design writers Charlotte and Peter Fiell show us what's on their bookshelf
  67. H_i_sams_sanwich_int_list Bookshelf Set design duo Isabel + Helen's beautifully bright, childhood-inspired bookshelf
  68. She_was_only_itten_int_list Bookshelf London design studio She Was Only gives us a gander at their bookshelf
  69. Annie_koyama_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Publisher Annie Koyama shows off her illustration-laden Bookshelf
  70. Lydia_garnett_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Photographer Lydia Garnett's Bookshelf includes a photo album and a guide to 80s cocktails
  71. Alec-dudson-bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Founder and editor-in-chief of Intern Magazine Alec Dudson shares his favourite books
  72. Studio_opposite_bookshelf_list Bookshelf Design duo Studio Opposite shows us the books that inspire them
  73. List Bookshelf Designer, art director and book fanatic Ben Branagan shows off his bookshelf
  74. Blair_thomson_bookshelf_list Bookshelf Designer and stamp-collating Instagrammer Blair Thomson's bookshelf
  75. Come-de-bouchony-itsnicethat-pienkowski-list Bookshelf Magazine design and one massive sausage in Côme de Bouchony's Bookshelf
  76. David-luraschi-bookshelf-coveritsnicethat-list Bookshelf Photographer of nudes and Parisian passers-by David Luraschi's Bookshelf
  77. Charlotte-mei-list Bookshelf Ceramicist and illustrator Charlotte Mei's Bookshelf unites Picasso and Akira
  78. Parterre_de_rois_list Bookshelf The editors of Parterre de Rois show us their favourite books
  79. Studio-toogood-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Here's Faye Toogood on the books which most inspire her
  80. Sh_books-itsnicethat-list-2 Bookshelf Sunny, funny, California cool-oozing artist Steven Harrington on his fav books