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.
1960s & 1970s Scandinavian Logos
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.
Stefan Kanchev (1915-2001) was one of the most prolific graphic designers to come out of Bulgaria. He’s designed numerous book covers, posters, postcards, advertisements, forms and envelopes, post stamps, labels and packages but he’s widely recognized for his excellent logo work. He’s considered one of the best logo designers along with Saul Bass and Paul Rand.
The simplicity of the logos created by Kanchev is what really stands out for me. They all work in a solid, single color and a minimum amount of shapes and lines are used to create the visual. Stunning.
Bastardised on Page 76
I just received my copy of Bastardised by Bunch and what a gem it is. If you haven’t picked up a copy yet then what the hell are you waiting for? Some really great stuff in here. If you do have it and happen to turn to page 76 you’ll see my submission in all it’s glory. Honestly, it’s a real honor to be included with such talents as BB Saunders, Chris Hewitt, Craig Oldham, Darren Firth, David Corti, Michael Cina, Si Scott and many more.
You can see some more shots on my Flickr page.
Iconic Logo Designers
The talented chap David Airey has just launched a new site that documents the world’s most iconic logo designers, which includes one of my all-time favorite designers Otl Aicher.
Definitely check it out. It’s a great resource that’s growing each day.
Excellent work by graphic design student Adam Morris.