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. Cynthia-pratomo-wolff-olins-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Wolff Olins creative director Cynthia Pratomo talks about her favourite books
  2. Nadine-redlich-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Illustrator Nadine Redlich on her most-loved books
  3. Drme-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Design studio DR.ME shares its most inspirational books
  4. Studio-output-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Studio Output’s bumper bookshelf full of design and art inspiration
  5. Steven-heller-bookshelf-itsnicehat-list Bookshelf Renowned art director, author and editor Steven Heller on his favourite books
  6. Steph-davidson-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list1-compressor Bookshelf Bloomberg digital designer Steph Davidson shares the books she’s kept hold of
  7. Jon-burgerman-bookshelf-jackal-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Illustrator Jon Burgerman's bookshelf is full of absolute corkers
  8. Ian-kenneth-bird-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Photographer Ian Kenneth Bird shares his top photobooks
  9. Colophon-bookshelf-letraset-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Type foundry Colophon talks about its most-loved books
  10. Mike_perry_jaybird_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Artist Mike Perry shares his favourite art and photography books
  11. 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
  12. Tracy_ma_bookshelf_itsnicethat_graphs_list Bookshelf Graphic designer Tracy Ma’s bookshelf is chock-full of gems
  13. Cecile_dormeau_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Cheeky, French illustrator Cécile Dormeau shares her favourite books
  14. Lizzy_stewart_artefacts_int_list Bookshelf Illustrator Lizzy Stewart shares some gems from her bookshelf
  15. Tony_brook_spin_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Founder of design studio Spin, Tony Brook shares his bookshelf of first editions
  16. Michael_mack_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Founder of publisher Mack, Michael Mack shares his most-prized books
  17. Parallel_teeth_rob_wallace_bookshelf_int_peeler_list Bookshelf Director and animator Parallel Teeth shares his favourite books
  18. Reto_moser_grillitype_bookshelf_int_arhitektid-arhitektuurist_list2 Bookshelf Grilli Type designer Reto Moser shares the books that inspire him
  19. Janet_hansen_bookshelf_itsnicethat_list Bookshelf Penguin book cover designer Janet Hansen on her favourite books
  20. Otegha_uwagba_bookshelf_int_list International Women's Day Founder of Women Who, Otegha Uwagba on her most inspirational books
  21. Andrew_rae_bookshelf_int_list_steinberg Bookshelf Illustrator Andrew Rae shares the pictorial tomes that have inspired him
  22. Rob_flowers_tip_top_int_list Bookshelf Illustrator Rob Flowers shares his treasure trove of books
  23. Group-shot-alt-03 Bookshelf The New Yorker's design team shares its favourite books in this mammoth Bookshelf
  24. Mat-maitland-bookshelf-s1_int_list Bookshelf Collage artist and creative director Mat Maitland on his most-prized books
  25. Marina_willer_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf From Roth to Seuss: Pentagram partner Marina Willer shares her favourite books
  26. Sawdust_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Design studio Sawdust shares its most-loved books
  27. Patternity_bookshelf_women_int_list Bookshelf Pattern archive and studio Patternity shares its most inspiring books
  28. Rohan_silva_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Co-founder of Second Home, Rohan Silva talks about his favourite books
  29. Shaz_madani_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Riposte art director Shaz Madani shares the books she’s kept hold of
  30. Edwin_pickstone_bookshelf_scws_wishaw_int_list Bookshelf Glasgow School of Art type technician and tutor, Edwin Pickstone shares his fave books
  31. Seb_emina_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf The ultimate reading list from The Happy Reader’s Seb Emina
  32. Sarah_hyndan_aiga_int_list Bookshelf Designer and type fanatic Sarah Hyndman shares her most-cherished books
  33. Frasermuggeridgestudio_itsnicethat_bookshelf.home Bookshelf Graphic designer Fraser Muggeridge talks to us about his favourite books
  34. Deyan_sudjic_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic shares his most-loved books
  35. 1_(2) Bookshelf Informational Affairs travel the globe in this week's bookshelf
  36. Nobrow_thecowwhofellinthecanal_int_list Bookshelf Nobrow co-founder Sam Arthur shares his favourite books
  37. Int_bookshelf_svd_schotts_original_1 Bookshelf The Gentlewoman’s art director, Veronica Ditting gives us a peek at her bookshelf
  38. Giles_duley_avedon_baldwin_int_list Bookshelf Humanist photographer Giles Duley on his favourite photo books
  39. Andy_baker_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Animator Andy Baker on the books that still inspire him
  40. Charlotte_strick_int_list2 Bookshelf Art editor of The Paris Review, Charlotte Strick on her most-treasured tomes
  41. Mirko_borsche_neville_brody_int_list Bookshelf Mirko Borsche on the books and legendary designers that inspire him
  42. Ben_parker_madethought_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Made Thought co-founder Ben Parker shares the books he always comes back to
  43. Ustwo_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Monument Valley creator ustwo gives us a peek at its bookshelf
  44. Julian_glander_bookshelf_int_list2 Bookshelf Illustrator and animator Julian Glander shares some of his favourite books
  45. Designstudio_bookshelf_zerro_int_list Bookshelf DesignStudio shares its favourite tomes in a transatlantic bookshelf
  46. Mike_alderson_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Founder and creative director of ManvsMachine, Mike Alderson on his most-loved books
  47. Max_barnett_kodak_int_list Bookshelf Editor-in-chief of Pylot magazine Max Barnett on his favourite books
  48. Steve_watson_mushpit_int_list Bookshelf Stack founder Steven Watson shares five of his top magazines
  49. Linda_brownlee_baldessari_int_list Bookshelf Photographer Linda Brownlee on the books she always comes back to
  50. Brutus_wonderwall_int_list Bookshelf Owner of iconic shirt brand Brutus, Jonathan Freedman’s punk and DIY-infused bookshelf
  51. Annie_atkins_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Grand Budapest Hotel graphic designer Annie Atkins on her favourite books
  52. Julius_wiedemann_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Taschen editor Julius Wiedemann on the books that inspire him
  53. Studio_psk_press_int_list Bookshelf Design agency Studio PSK shares its most-loved books
  54. Dave_trott_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Advertising guru Dave Trott and his inspirational Bookshelf
  55. Morag_myerscough_int_list Bookshelf Designer Morag Myerscough gives us a peek at her bookshelf
  56. Tomas_leach_humphrey_jennings_int_list Bookshelf Filmmaker Tomas Leach shares some of his favourite books
  57. The-guardian-purple-int-list Bookshelf The Guardian design team reveals its favourite books
  58. Dan_wilton_duty_int_list2 Bookshelf Photographer Dan Wilton on his most-loved books
  59. Wayne_daly_kiesler_int_list Bookshelf Bedford Press co-founder Wayne Daly on his favourite books
  60. Shem_law_bauhaus_int_list Bookshelf Radio Times art director Shem Law shows us what’s on his bookshelf
  61. Tpg_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf The Photographer’s Gallery shows us their favourite books
  62. Jamie_reid_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Dazed art director Jamie Reid shares his favourite books
  63. Marcus_fairs_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Dezeen founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs talks us through his bookshelf
  64. Kim_hastreiter_ads_int_list Bookshelf New York indie institution Paper magazine's Kim Hastreiter shows us her bookshelf
  65. Handsome_frank_intersection_int_list2 Bookshelf Co-founder of illustration agency Handsome Frank, Jon Cockley’s bookshelf
  66. Gym_class_int_list Bookshelf Gym Class mag creator Steven Gregor shows us what’s on his bookshelf
  67. Pitchfork_bookshelf_int_list3 Bookshelf The Pitchfork design team gives us a sneaky peek at their bookshelf
  68. Rob_meyers_rbpm_int_list2 Bookshelf Creative director of Clash magazine Rob Meyers shares his favourite books
  69. Fiell_int_list2 Bookshelf Renowned design writers Charlotte and Peter Fiell show us what's on their bookshelf
  70. H_i_sams_sanwich_int_list Bookshelf Set design duo Isabel + Helen's beautifully bright, childhood-inspired bookshelf
  71. She_was_only_itten_int_list Bookshelf London design studio She Was Only gives us a gander at their bookshelf
  72. Annie_koyama_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Publisher Annie Koyama shows off her illustration-laden Bookshelf
  73. Lydia_garnett_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Photographer Lydia Garnett's Bookshelf includes a photo album and a guide to 80s cocktails
  74. Alec-dudson-bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Founder and editor-in-chief of Intern Magazine Alec Dudson shares his favourite books
  75. Studio_opposite_bookshelf_list Bookshelf Design duo Studio Opposite shows us the books that inspire them
  76. List Bookshelf Designer, art director and book fanatic Ben Branagan shows off his bookshelf
  77. Blair_thomson_bookshelf_list Bookshelf Designer and stamp-collating Instagrammer Blair Thomson's bookshelf
  78. Come-de-bouchony-itsnicethat-pienkowski-list Bookshelf Magazine design and one massive sausage in Côme de Bouchony's Bookshelf
  79. David-luraschi-bookshelf-coveritsnicethat-list Bookshelf Photographer of nudes and Parisian passers-by David Luraschi's Bookshelf
  80. Charlotte-mei-list Bookshelf Ceramicist and illustrator Charlotte Mei's Bookshelf unites Picasso and Akira