In this Logo Book Review, we are going to be taking a look at Logo Design Love by David Airey – A guide to creating iconic brand identity’s published in 2009 and a popular logo design book by David Airey an Irish Graphic Designer. The book has received a vast amount of credit from the design community and can be found on the bookshelves of thousands of logo designer’s around the world.
I have had this book since it was first released and it’s been a very valuable resource for me over the past 9 years. It’s one of those books I think every logo and brand identity designer should own. It’s perfect if you’re just starting out or if you’re like me and experienced designer whos been in the game for near two decades it’s also worth owning!
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Back in February, we were thrilled to receive signed copies of both of Fabian’s books our copy of Bigger Than This: How to Turn Any Venture Into an Admired Brand by Fabian Geyrhalter is an advanced review copy so if you purchase your own copy you will find that the type has better kerning.
It’s a small book that has the right mix of big ideas and practical examples. It’s a quick read about the deceptively difficult tasks of turning your venture into an admired brand.
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In this book review, we are looking at Logo Modernism by Jens Müller and Julius Wiedemann a book that has become a must-have for logo designers and a holy grail for logo fanatics and enthusiasts.
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In this book review edition, we are going to be taking a look at a special book called Time Flies When You’re Having Fun by John Spencer it was sent to me by Author and founder / creative director of Offthetopofmyhead John Spencer.
John is lined up to take part in our designer interview and we have been collaborating over the months on the interview to get it just right.
I was thrilled when John emailed me to tell me about the book and offered to send me a signed copy before release and it’s a book I will cherish. So thanks John much appreciated and well done with the book!
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First things first, the cover of this copy looks like a total mess. Vague colors and too many scratches for what my eyes can handle. The good news? The cover says nothing – even if it was in a good condition – about the PHE-NO-ME-NAL work World Trademarks & Logotypes contains!
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I was chatting with a fellow designer who happens to be a friend the other day while visiting his studio for a project collaboration. We got on to the subject about logo history books and I mentioned to him about this book Logo Life: Life Histories of 100 Famous Logos and he asked if I would send him some pictures of the book when I got back,
Here is The Logo Creatives book review of Logo Life: Life Histories of 100 Famous Logos
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Yasaburo Kuwayama, does he still need an introduction? Probably not, but if there is one thing you should know about him it’s this: his books are amazing!
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“Trademarks & Symbols of The World”, a very known book title in the graphic design world carried by so many books. Some books carry a derivative of this title which doesn’t make it always easy to know which one you should pick. Fortunately, there is a standard that we can trust blindly. A standard called: Yasaburo Kuwayama.
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TM: Trademarks Designed by Chermayeff & Geismar is more than just a book. It is identity and brand design history at its best. The constant high level and eternity of their work is admirable. Their work is an example for everyone into brand and corporate design.
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If you think about the most icon logo books in history, you will probably think about that red or pink ‘Trademarks’ book from ‘that Japanese guy’ which name you never seem to remember. That ‘Japanese guy’ is called Yasaburo Kuwayama and he made quite some books on logos. His books are so famous that when you Google his name, you won’t even find a picture or information of the man. His books seem to have become the representation of himself.
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