Previous books of the month

Being Human in Digital Cities by Myria Geogiou (published December 2023)

The Graphic Design Bible by Theo Inglis (published September 2023)

The Gendered City: How Cities Keep Failing Women? by Nourhan Bassam (published November 2023)

Big Type: Graphic Design and Identities with Typographic Emphasis by Jon Dowling (published April 2022)

Information Design Unbound by Dr Sheila Pontis and Michael Babwahsingh (published November 2023)

Why Graphic Design Matters, by Rick Poynor (published October 2023)

Design for Resilience: Making the Future We Leave Behind, by Stuart Walker (published August 2023)

The New Urban Aesthetic: Digital Experiences of Urban Change, by Dr Monica Monserrat Degen and Gillian Rose (published July 2023)

Designing Orientation: Signage Concepts & Wayfinding Systems, by Chris van Uffelen (published November 2020)

Everyday Streets: Inclusive Approaches to Understanding and Designing Streets, eds Agustina Martire, Birgit Hausleitner and Jane Clossick (published May 2023)

Incredible Journeys: Exploring the Wonders of Animal Navigation by David Barrie (published March 2020)

Why Public Space Matters by Setha M. Low (published March 2023)

Healthy Placemaking: Wellbeing Through Urban Design by Fred London (published January 2020)

Type Specimens: A Visual History of Typesetting and Printing by Professor Dori Griffin (published January 2022)

Feminist City: Claiming Space in a Man-Made World by Leslie Kern (published September 2021)

You Are Here 2: A New Approach to Signage and Wayfinding (published May 2022)

Typography: A Very Short Introduction by Paul Luna (published November 2018)

The Image of the City by Kevin Lynch (published June 1964)

Thinking With Type (2nd edition) by Ellen Lupton (published August 2010)

Soft City by David Sim (published August 2019)

Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado-Perez (published March 2020).

Wayfinding: The Science and Mystery of how Humans Navigate the World by M. R. O’Connor (published July 2018)

The Happy Design Toolkit: Architecture for Better Mental Wellbeing by Ben Channon (published March 2022)

Architecture of Normal by Daniel Kaven (2022)

Bauhaus Typography at 100 by Ellen Lupton (2021)

Transit Maps of the World by Mark Ovenden (2015)

Designing Mind-Friendly Environments by Steve Maslin (2021)

The Natural Navigator by Tristan Gooley (10th anniversary edition 2021)

Type Tells Tales by Steven Heller and Gail Anderson (publication date April 2017)

Airport Wayfinding by Heike Nehl & Sibylle Schlaich (November 2021)

Type Directory by Peter Dawson and Tobias Frere-Jones (2019)

A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit (2005)

Human Spatial Navigation by Arne D. Ekstrom, Hugo J. Spiers, Véronique D. Bohbot and R. Shayna Rosenbaum (2018)

Macdonald Gill: Charting a Life by Caroline Walker (2020)

Airline Maps: A Century of Art and Design by Mark Ovenden and Max Roberts, (2019)

Jan Tschichold and the New Typography by Paul Stirton (2019)

SDS e-newsletter lead article suggested books to read

Happy by Design: A Guide to Architecture and Mental Wellbeing (by Ben Channon, 2019)

Cognitive Mapping: Past, Present and Future (edited by Rob Kitchin and Scott Freundschuh, 2015)

Convivial Toolbox: Generative Research for the Front End of Design (by Elisabeth B. N. Sanders and Pieter Jan Stappers, 2012)

Graphic Design in Urban Environments (by Robert Harland, 2016)

Understanding Mobility as a Service: Past, Present and Future (by David Hensher, 2020)

Wayfinding (by Michael Bond, 2021)

Wayfinding: People, Signs and Architecture (by Paul Arthur and Romedi Passini, 2002)