5 best books for creativity and inspiration

5 best books for creativity and inspiration

For those who momentarily spilled their creativity or fell into a blues – It's time to wake up and amaze your imagination with our selection of books! We also have a pretty interesting selection of the top 5 books of 2021 by Bill Gates.

5 best books for creativity and inspiration

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1. Michael Mikalko “Rice Storm and 21 More Ways to Think Outside the Box”

We know that ideas are in the air and sometimes come out of nothing, the main thing is to catch them with a big butterfly net. In his book, creativity expert Michael Mikalko talks about this and more, namely how to generate real breakthrough ideas. Rice Storm is a book for those who want to create original ideas.

The book contains interesting exercises, puzzles and riddles – all of which are sure to help generate ideas and take them to the next level.

The 5 Best Books for Creativity and Inspiration

“Rice Storm and 21 More Ways to Think Outside the Box”

2 . Austin Kleon Steal Like an Artist. 10 lessons of creative self-expression”

A great book that proves that you don't have to be a genius, you just have to be yourself. In the book, the author gives advice that he himself would not refuse when he began his creative activity. 90% of inspiration each person takes from the outside world, and only 10% are our own ideas. Trying to copy something, we create our own, unique. This is an illustrated manifesto of the modern creative person.

5 best books for creativity and inspiration

“Steal like an artist. 10 Lessons of Creative Self-Expression»

3. McLeod brothers “The book of brilliant ideas or how to come up with them”

A wonderful book that will not let you relax. From drawing bizarre creatures and naming new inventions to creating a map of imaginary terrain and designing buildings that don't exist, the book is full of exercises for you.

In the book you will find tasks, tips and ideas, accompanied by examples of their implementation from the authors of the book, which is important. Feed off the experience and try to create your own!

5 best books for creativity and inspiration

“The book of brilliant ideas or how to come up with them”

4. Mike Rhodey Visual Notes. An Illustrated SketchNoting Guide

A fully illustrated guide to sketching. Why sketches are needed, how to create them, how sketches help you remember information – all this in a step-by-step instruction for creating sketches. After the author wrote the book “Visual Notes in Practice”, there is still work to be done!

5 best books for creativity and inspiration

“Visual notes. An Illustrated Guide to Sketchnoting

5. Marty Newmeyer Break the Rules! And 45 more rules of genius”

What could be better than breaking the rules? The title of the book draws attention, doesn't it? In fact, in order to “hone” ideas with a bare mind, rules are still needed. The author talks about the rules and tools on how to do this. This is not only a book for dreamers, but also for those who want to bring their ideas to life.

5 best books for creativity and inspiration

“Break the rules! And 45 more rules of genius.”

These days there are so many publications about creativity that you can just drown. A lifeline is books by professionals that will help you get inspired and get on the path of creativity. If you haven't read these authors yet, then go ahead to conquer and implement new crazy and unusual ideas!

Perhaps, Philip Hopman's book “Hubert de Givenchy. For Audrey, with love” will also bring you some inspiration.