The Best Books for Creatives: Get Inspired by Our Favourites for 2024

Feeling that familiar itch? The one that tells you to close the endless stream of social media and finally crack open a real book? Well, we hear you! We’ve been digging through our bookshelves and unearthed a treasure trove of titles guaranteed to set your creative spark ablaze.

Forget the mindless scroll for a hot minute and dive into these literary gems! From mind-blowing explorations of typography to inspiring manifestos on unleashing your inner artist, these books are packed with the fuel your creative fire craves. So, put down your phone, grab a cosy blanket, and prepare to be transported to a world where imagination reigns supreme!

Why Fonts Matter by Sarah Hyndman:

Ever wonder why that fancy font on a bakery sign suddenly makes those croissants look even more delicious? This book spills the beans on the secret world of typography, revealing how fonts can influence your mood, trust levels, and even your taste buds! (Yes, you read that right!)

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Just My Type by Simon Garfield:

Basically the coolest font history book ever written. Forget stuffy textbooks, this one takes you on a wild ride through the world of typefaces, from the ubiquitous Helvetica to Amy Winehouse’s favorite Art Deco fonts. You’ll also discover the fascinating story of how fonts went from physical sheets to the digital world we know today.

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The Creative Act by Rick Rubin:

Written by music legend Rick Rubin, forget chasing trends – this book is all about finding YOUR unique creative voice. Rubin shares his hard-earned wisdom, showing you how to tap into that raw creativity and create moments of pure magic. This isn’t just for artists – it’s a call to awaken the creative spirit within all of us!

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Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon:

Feeling a little creatively blocked? Then steal a copy (see what we did there?) of “Steal Like An Artist” by Austin Kleon. Packed with killer illustrations and practical tips, this book is your permission slip to embrace your artistic side. Ditch the “write what you know” cliche and start creating the art that YOU want to see in the world!

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Create a Relaxing Pre-Reading Ritual:


Set the Mood:

Dim the lights, light some candles or aromatherapy diffusers with calming scents like lavender or chamomile.



Take a warm bath or shower to ease tension and choose a quiet corner with a comfortable chair or sofa with good back and neck support.


No Distractions:

Put your phone on silent and turn off notifications. This allows your brain to unwind from the stimulation of screens and focus on the book.

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