Counter Print has published a new book called Art Marks, that features a collection of logos from galleries, photographers, artists, museums, educational institutions, theatres, musicians, architects and designers from all over the world.
Mark Bloom (aka Mash Creative) has designed this limited edition A2 poster featuring 126 logos he designed between 1998 and 2014.
Each poster comes hand numbered and signed by Mark, and it’s a hybrid of litho printed black with screen printed fluorescent yellow ink on 250gsm GFSmith Naturalis Absolute White Matt.
You can grab a copy here.
Paul Ibou is a Belgian graphic designer whose work includes 350 logos and symbols for corporations and public institutions, and in 1980 he started the publication Vorm in Vlaanderen. He has a great collection of work. My personal favorite is this calendar. I’m sucker for a tightly kerned sans-serif.
You can see more of his work on Iconofgraphics.com.
The new book Symbol by Angus Hyland of Pentagram looks like a gem.
The book features over 1300 symbols, organized into groups and sub-groups according to their visual characteristics. Each category includes a short introduction on who the symbol was designed for, the designer, and in some cases, what the symbol stands for. These sections are interspersed with short case studies on both classic and more recently designed symbols.
Tom Carnase has created some of the most iconic logotypes for Brooks Brothers, Saks Fifth Avenue and Calvin Klein, just to name a few. He also worked along side Herb Lubalin and helped him create the popular Avant Garde typeface. Some of his lettering work is displayed here, but I recommend that you do a Google search to see all of his great pieces.
Designer Oliver Tomas has an excellent Flickr set featuring a bunch of Scandinavian logos from the 60s and 70s. The two decades when design was at its best.
Oliver’s site is one to keep an eye on, he posts a lot of juicy design pieces. I just wish he would include images in his RSS feed.