For the Designer
Pantone 20th Century in Color $40
This is a gorgeous book, and a must for anyone interested in color and design. Broken down by decade and theme, the book is full of vintage illustrations accompanied by the dominant Pantone colors in each one, as well as an interesting overview of the history. While of course fashions in color change over time, this book makes that elegantly clear. From to the blues of Maxwell Parrish to the five flavors of iMac in the 90s to the bright pop of anime, you’ll end up with a much deeper understanding of the aesthetic landscape.