We’ve got book reviews for every design-geek, type-nerd, creative-thinker, brand-maker, wannabe-artist and even those pixel-pushing digital designers, too.
Designer’s Bookshelf (DB) provides an online resource of book reviews that aims to cover the latest and greatest design books, plus those classic and out-of-print titles. Our book categories include Graphic Design, Logo Design, Typography, Illustration, Design Theory and UI & Web Design. We also post site updates, monthly giveaways and news on design events in our Articles section.
We believe our reviews are unique because they are written by industry professionals who not only road-test each book, but cherish and own them in their collections as well. In each review you will find:
Designer’s Bookshelf was created by James Santilli. James is a Digital Designer from Sydney, Australia and he enjoys street art, seafood laksa and all things Apple. He is a regular contributor to the site and also runs the administration and social media accounts for DB. You can see more of James’s design work on Dribbble or follow him on Twitter.
Dominic Flask is a Design Teacher and Graphic Designer hailing from Wichita, Kansas. Dom splits his time between teaching, running his new design studio and reading plenty of design books. Somehow he finds time to contribute to Designer’s Bookshelf and we’re extremely grateful for his input.
Our reviews and online content are edited by Nicola Santilli. Nicola is a Master of Publishing graduate from Sydney, Australia and works in children’s book publishing. Along with words, her other interests include anime, manga and psychology. You can follow her on Twitter.
DB is run on WordPress and we use the Mueso Slab typeface in our headings. James would like to personally thank Jesse Chapo who was a massive help during the creation process, Jason Stockman for a fantastic build and Emily Griffiths for her on-going, professional support.