Without inspiration, our working lives are rudderless. Here is a list of images, books, films and animations that have inspired us over the years as we have sharpened our skills and changed the way we think about visually conveying information.

Envisioning Information, Edward R. Tufte
The master guide to creating clean, intelligible graphics for still and motion media.

Logic and Design in Art, Science and Mathematics, Krome Barratt
A fantastic and contemplative reference to many systems that we define as elegant and beautiful; this books examines the blurred and fascinating line between art and science.

Sight, Sound, Motion, Herbert Zettl
An indispensable work that teaches many fundamentals of film and motion design, (written by Rick Pepper's broadcast aesthetics professor).

Powers of Ten, Charles and Ray Eames
Released in 1977, this is an engaging example of the power of descriptive animation.

The Design of Everyday Things, Donald A. Norman
A critical view of user interface successes and failures in modern society.

Stage 20 profile of the 2007 Giro d'Italia, La Gazzetta Della Sport
A triumph of information visualization in a static graphic using tasteful composition, subtle perspective and shading to get a great result.
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