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.
The softbound book was designed by Leterme Dowling at 180x240mm and comes in at 208 pages. You can grab a copy directly from CP’s site.
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.
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.