Have You Read This? Inspiration

From The Bookshelf

Series Intro
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.

Scanner broken. All covers off the Internet.
[Have You Read This? Graphic Novel Edition]
[Have You Read This? Travel]

Post Intro
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
(McMeel 2018)
Than draws Zen Pencils.

On the blog. I’ve mentioned Zen Pencil more than once, particularly Ira Glass’s Advice For Beginners, most recently [Fiction Faith Graphic],

In Progress: See Inside a Lettering Artist’s Sketchbook and Process, from Pencil to Vector
by Jessica Hische
(Chronicle 2015)

On the blog.
[N is for National Velvet]
[Letter Art, AlphaBooks: C is for Cooper]
[Letter Art: Invitation]
[Letter Art: A Superabundance of Swashes]

Make Good Art
by Neil Gaiman
(Morrow 2013)
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.
(Abrams 2016)

On the blog.
[Logo Study, Descending Capitals]
[Letter Art: Logo]

What books inspire you?

Update. Crossposted WWFF.

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott
WWFF 12/14/19

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