Favorite Design books-

I’m a self professed design book junkie and just got a copy of this beauty from Designstudiopress.com (Scott Robertsons company). It looks great next to my copies of Patlabor 1 and 2 and Cosmic Motors…

Fwiw, John Frye is a Mega talent and if you are not familiar with his work check him out on instagram-

Have any must have reference books? Share them below-

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one of my favourites regarding design-Education - not really a “design book”

Manufacturing Processes for Design Professionals
Rob Thompson

ISBN
978-0-500-51375-0

(if you re lucky you find a used / second hand version that is affordable…)

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Essentially any Doug Chiang book is great for visual reference, modelling & sketching practice

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Oooooo! Good one!!

I’m mainly into things that float. William Gardens books and sketches come to mind, some very neat hand sketches and interesting designs.
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Speaking of Doug Chiang…I was a huge Star Wars nerd as a kid (and that hasn’t changed). Somewhere on my shelves I have the Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels, Weapons and Technology, Planets and Moons, and Characters. (Edit - and Droids)

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Scott Robertson himself can’t be left off this list… IYKYK… Dude is legend.

https://designstudiopress.com/products/drive?_pos=6&_sid=2fa3a7e62&_ss=r&variant=40829387047108

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I’ve worn the pages out on this one-

tough to find now, but if you do, buy it…

there is a v1 of this book a well but even harder to find…

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