What book is in your bathroom?

Adam Tickle
Sagmeister - Made You Look

Andrew Blauvelt
Books aren’t allowed in there.

Adrian Shaughnessy
I have magazines in my bathroom: The Wire, Sight and Sound, and an old copy of the New Yorker. There’s a copy of David Thomson’s Biography of Film there too. It’s my favourite book.

Dan McCarthy
The Hobbit

Eric Karjaluoto
I’m embarrassed to say that they are mostly magazines. Half are copies of the Economist, and the remainder are People and Us. (The last two are my wife’s, but I must admit that I read them from when I lack the energy to read something more substantial.)

Evan Leake
None. I don’t read on the toilet. I focus!

The Sorrows of Young Werther By Goethe.

Flip Flop Flyin
“Confessions of a Late Night Talk Show Host: the Autobiography of Larry Sanders” Garry Shandling and David Rensin

Friedrich-Wilhelm Graf
No books, but a pile of different magazines. Current stuff: butt, uovo, monocle, creative review, fantastic men, brand eins, mono.kultur


George Lois
Just current magazine issues: The Nation, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Art + Auction, etc.

Hula Hula
Design (juxtapoz, beautiful decay, tiypo) and music (spin, serie b, rockdeluxe) magazines, and the “bathroom companion” book. No man can go to the bathroom without something to read.

Ian Stevenson
No books in that room, just the occasional publication of late, back reading of the usual design trades.

Jeff Domke
I don’t stock the bathroom with reading paraphernalia, but if I did, it would be Radical Honesty by Brad Blanton.

Justin Ouellette
Edward Tufte - Envisioning Information (yes, for real.)

Lance Wyman
A pile of magazines is more like it.

Milton Glaser
12 copies of the American Scholar.

Martin Anderson
Wayne F. Miller - Chicago’s Southside

Please Let Me Design
Damien: Some fashion magazines, an IdN, Paul Auster’s “The Music of Chance”, some Calvin & Hobbes...
Pierre: None

Wolfgang Weingart
I have enough work to do in the bathroom...

Zoe Bather
None, I don’t read a lot. I’ve started to read more but I’m not at the stage yet where they’ve migrated to the bathroom.

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