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Books I’m reading and looking at for inspiration and more

MG 5333 Books Im reading and looking at for inspiration and more

Next to inspecting photo books I read quite a bit of non-fiction and business books and went through my recent amazon history…

Werner Herzog – A Guide for the Perplexed: Conversations with Paul Cronin Books Im reading and looking at for inspiration and more

Art, Inc.: The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist Books Im reading and looking at for inspiration and more

The End of Print: The Grafik Design of David Carson Books Im reading and looking at for inspiration and more

Trek: David Carson, Recent Werk Books Im reading and looking at for inspiration and more

Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered Books Im reading and looking at for inspiration and more

Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative Books Im reading and looking at for inspiration and more

Detroit: An American Autopsy Books Im reading and looking at for inspiration and more
Pretty devastating story about a journalist returning to a crumbling Detroit

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt Books Im reading and looking at for inspiration and more
I knew about high-frequency trading, but was not aware, that it really is disguised highway robbery on a large scale

Damn Good Advice (For People with Talent!): How To Unleash Your Creative Potential by America’s Master Communicator, George Lois Books Im reading and looking at for inspiration and more

It’s Not How Good You Are, Its How Good You Want to Be: The World’s Best Selling Book Books Im reading and looking at for inspiration and more

Emigre No. 70 the Look Back Issue: Selections from Emigre Magazine 1-69. Celebrating 25 Years of Graphic Design Books Im reading and looking at for inspiration and more

Hipshot: One-Handed, Auto-Focus Photographs by a Master Photographer Books Im reading and looking at for inspiration and more

Fiasco: The Inside Story of a Wall Street Trader Books Im reading and looking at for inspiration and more

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Early Work Books Im reading and looking at for inspiration and more

Make a Zine!: When Words and Graphics Collide (DIY) Books Im reading and looking at for inspiration and more

Incognito – Antonin Kratochvil Books Im reading and looking at for inspiration and more

Gordon Parks – A Harlem Family 1967 Books Im reading and looking at for inspiration and more

American Pictures: A Personal Journey through the American Underclass Books Im reading and looking at for inspiration and more

Personal Best – Elliott Erwitt Books Im reading and looking at for inspiration and more

Christopher Anderson: Capitolio Books Im reading and looking at for inspiration and more

Fotografiks – David Carson Books Im reading and looking at for inspiration and more

Emigre: Graphic Design into the Digital Realm (Book) Books Im reading and looking at for inspiration and more

The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play Books Im reading and looking at for inspiration and more

The 46 Rules of Genius: An Innovator’s Guide to Creativity (Voices That Matter) Books Im reading and looking at for inspiration and more

Networking Is Not Working: Stop Collecting Business Cards and Start Making Meaningful Connections Books Im reading and looking at for inspiration and more

Digital Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation Books Im reading and looking at for inspiration and more

Fernando Pessoa – The Book of Disquiet (Penguin Modern Classics) Books Im reading and looking at for inspiration and more
Pessoa gets a big + in my book (pun intended). This collection of prose and poetry, rather loosely stringed together feels very evocative and photographic to me.

Invent It, Sell It, Bank It!: Make Your Million-Dollar Idea into a Reality Books Im reading and looking at for inspiration and more

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