From The Bookshelf
I know the feeling of finding a good book. I want to spread the joy.
Not reviews. Imagine we are in a bookstore. I wander up to you, hand you one of these books, say ‘Have you read this one?’, then wander off. Whereupon you look at the cover, turn it over, look at the back cover, read the blurb, flip through the book, and decide for yourself if you are interested. It’s like that. Enjoy.
As I type, these books sit in a pile to my right, on the corner of my desk. I leave them there for moral support.
Creative Struggle: Illustrated Advice from Masters of Creativity
by Gavin Aung Than
Than draws Zen Pencils.
In Progress: See Inside a Lettering Artist’s Sketchbook and Process, from Pencil to Vector
by Jessica Hische
Make Good Art
by Neil Gaiman
A dude who needs no introduction from the likes of me.
The books is from a speech given as a commencement address at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, Neil Gaiman: Keynote Address 2012. While you can read the text online, or watch the video on YouTube, the book is intriguingly laid out and beautifully made.
On the blog.
[New Title, New Twitter]
Draplin Design Co.: Pretty Much Everything
by Aaron James Draplin
Draplin Design Co.
What books inspire you?
Update. Crossposted WWFF.
Thank you for reading,