Bookshelf in bold purple lettering
A photograph of a bookshelf, showing the spines of the books featured below, in order from left to right

I’m often asked about the books I find the most inspiring, useful or essential for my data and design work – so I thought I’d share them. These aren’t in any particular order, and different books suit different challenges. Enjoy!

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RAW DATA – Infographics Designers’ Sketchbooks by Rick Landers and Steven Heller

DATA FLOW 2 Visualizing Information in Graphic Design by Robert Klanten

DATA FLOW – Visualizing Information in Graphic Design by Robert Klanten @roklanten

Visual Storytelling: Infographic Design in News – edited by Liu Yikun and Dong Zhao

Mapping Graphic Navigational Systems by Roger Fawcett-Tang

Dear Data by Stefanie Posavec and Giorgia Lupi

The Book of Circles: Visualizing Spheres of Knowledge by Manuel Lima @manlima

Information is Beautiful by David McCandless

Knowledge is Beautiful – David McCandless

The Information Design Handbook by Jenn and Ken Visocky O Grady

Information Graphics: by Sandra Rendgen (editor Julius Wiedemann)