Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Books on Design

I'm pretty excited about the release of the book Women of Design co-authored by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit (also co-founders of that's been in the works for about a year.

Take a look at the mini-website they made for the book and you'll find this at the top:
The immense body of work produced by graphic designers around the world is astoundingly varied, rich and widely celebrated. Yet in publications, conferences and other public realms, women designers tend to be outnumbered by their male counterparts whose appearances, work and achievements are constantly in the spotlight. Luckily, it’s a reversing trend. While this book does not attempt to relieve the imbalance, it does bring full attention to the wonderful work, careers and contributions of women designers, writers, teachers and entrepreneurs around the world.

Another nerd-tastic item on my Christmas list (thanks for the suggestion, Amazon!): 79 Essays on Design, by Michael Bierut