if you are lucky enough to recieve amazon vouchers or book tokens for christmas then you may be wondering what books would be good to get for inspiration next year. well how about 'hand job - a catalog of type' by michael perry ? . this is probably more one for card designers or illustrators than textile designers, although really this would be handy for any project that uses fonts. of course the subject here is hand-drawn type, and it features work by a variety of different designers, and many are highly decorative which really suits current trends. see it here on amazon usa or amazon uk.