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A Smile in the Mind: Witty thinking in graphic design is a 1996 graphic design book written by Beryl McAlhone and David Stuart. It was first published in hardback in May 1996 through Phaidon Press and was later revised and updated in 2016. The book includes work from over 300 designers in the United States, Britain, Europe and Japan, and a series of interviews with designers such as Ivan Chermayeff, Milton Glaser, and Alan Fletcher.
The RSA Journal gave A Smile in the Mind an overall favorable review, stating that there were places where the "wit wears thin" but that "these interludes are few and far between" and praised the work for its images and examples. Print also gave a positive review, writing that it was "not only entertaining, it's also a valuable instruction manual for one of the most useful but difficult-to-judge aspects of contemporary graphics."