Bookshelf: What We’re Reading

So many wonderful art, architecture, design and business books were released this year – we have a hard time keeping track of them all! Some great lists have been compiled by our favorite new sources, collecting all the gems out there. The NYTimes has a great feature with graphic designers’ favorite book covers of the year (as with Malcolm Gladwell’s collection, by illustrator Brian Rea, above). 2012’s stand-out architecture books¬†were compiled by the Guardian, and designboom collected some as well. Notable design books included Roman and Williams: Buildings and Interiors, and Phaidon’s Archive of Graphic Design (on both Flavorwire’s list, and brainpicking’s as well). And the always wonderful resource Designers & Books has a great summary of graphic, product, and inspirational design books¬†here.