Amazingly, 42% of college graduates don’t read another book after school. This weekend, take an hour (or three), and sit down with a good book. Happy reading!
If you’re looking for some historical design knowledge, Graphic Design: Referenced, released late last year, is a resource of the “most commonly referenced terms, historical moments, landmark projects, and influential practitioners in the field of graphic design.” Interior designer Steven Gambrel just released a lush coffee table book showing off his classic style, Time and Place. And it’s unfortunately out of print (available second-hand), but Eternally Yours: Time in Design, explores issues of permanence in design, and its implications – with contributions from Brian Eno and John Thackara.