The 10 Best Books For Creative People

Reading can be a great way to expand your thinking, open yourself to new ways of seeing the world and commune with great minds. But finding the right books can be a challenge given that there are hundreds of thousands of books published each year by publishers. Here are the 10 Best Books to inspire and invigorate you.

1. Steal Like an Artist

Being in the creative industry is no joke. It is the hardest yet least appreciated. You don’t need to be a genius, you just need to be yourself. That’s the message from Austin Kleon, a young writer and artist who knows that creativity is everywhere, creativity is for everyone.

2. Making Ideas Happen

If you want to turn your creative ideas into finished artworks, products or services – instead of allowing them to evaporate into thin air – you’ll want to get hold of Scott Belsky’s new book Making Ideas Happen.

3. Breakthrough!: Proven Strategies to Overcome Creative Block and Spark Your Imagination

The book contains stories and ways to deal with this terrible disease . The crisis - this is normal and not so scary.

4. Austin Kleon’s “Show your Work”

" You do not have to be a genius ," " Share a little something every day " - 10 basic rules and ways to tell the world about yourself .

5. Burn Your Portfolio

Burn Your Portfolio book written and designed by Michael Janda. In this book - invaluable practical knowledge and a great experience.


In Artists, Writers, Thinkers, Dreamers: Portraits of Fifty Famous Folks & All Their Weird Stuff, artist James Gulliver Hancock illustrates historical icons in a fun, infographic style - surrounded by their possessions, baggage, favorite locations and personality quirks.

7. 1 Page at a Time: A Daily Creative Companion

This book could be anything: a journal, a keepsake, a calendar, a friend, all of the above. It gently (and not gently) pushes you through the year, gets you writing about your past, present, and future, facing your fears and then turning the page.

8. Understanding Comics

“Art, as I see it, is any human activity which doesn’t grow out of either of our species’ two basic instincts: survival and reproduction.”

9. Art & Fear

“Vision, Uncertainty, and Knowledge of Materials are inevitabilities that all artists must acknowledge and learn from: vision is always ahead of execution, knowledge of materials is your contact with reality, and uncertainty is a virtue.”

10. Creativity Is Forever

How Creativity Works

Did you know that the most creative companies have centralized bathrooms? That brainstorming meetings are a terrible idea? That the color blue can help you double your creative output?