Category Archives: Books I’m Featured In
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Rockport Publishers (October 1, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 9.2 x 0.5 inches
The third volume in the best-selling LogoLounge series provides 2,000 totally new logos from designers worldwide. This book, like the previous titles in the series, is compiled in association with LogoLounge.com, a website that was launched by Bill Gardner in 2002. The site is dedicated to logos. Top designers and design firms supply multiple logos to the site. Each LogoLounge book presents thousands of new logos that have been added to the site, providing designers with a timely and invaluable source for design inspiration and a resource for design solutions. The first portion of the book profiles 10 top designers recent work in the area of logo design; the second part of the book contains almost 2,000 logos organized by logo design (typography, people, mythology, nature, sports, etc.)
Publisher: Laurence King Publishers (September 14, 2006)
Michael Dorrian and Liz Farrelly
165 x 250mm
Paperback: 272 pages
In an age dominated by digital media, the first book in this series, Business Cards: The Art of Saying Hello, revealed the unique potential of the humble business card as an opportunity for creative greetings, firmly stamped with the user’s personality. With thousands of examples being exchanged around the world, Business Cards 2 casts a wide net, featuring designs for creative individuals and organizations sourced from all continents. Highlighting materials, formats and production methods that push the boundaries of this genre, the result is a book full of inspiring surprises.
Cards: 45 pages
Publisher: Relevant Books (April 2006)
Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 3.9 x 0.6 inches
Publisher: P.I.E. Books
A massive collection of business and shop cards from around the world selected purely for their outstanding design qualities. Cards representing a range of business categories wider than any book of its kind published to date include not only those of designers, advertising agencies, and a variety of companies but also of retailers including restaurants, boutiques, and even DJs, astrologers, authors, photographers, and animal protection organizations. Humdrum business cards, good-bye. Feast your eyes on the numerous unforgettable examples of business cards that transcend language and nationality to convey the character of the individuals they represent and the spirit of their businesses. The definitive source book of design making optimal use of limited space.
Publisher: Taschen (August 1, 2005)
Wiedemann, Julius (ED)
Flexicover, 14 x 19.5 cm (5.5 x 7.7 in.),
Taking the net to another dimension
We’ve been trawling the web looking for the most interesting and well-designed portfolios – of designers, photographers, artists, illustrators, and motion graphic pros – to profile the creators working behind the scenes. The focus is not so much the work presented, but the way the portfolios are designed. Presentation, elegance, and style are key, and the individuals and studios featured in this guide represent the best the web has to offer. Entries include screenshots, designers’ contacts, tools and content used (HTML, Flash, XML, music, video, etc.), awards received, and cost in hours per website for creation and maintenance. With designers hailing from 33 countries, from the United States to Croatia to Japan, this selection of portfolios demonstrates how today’s best designers are pushing the limits and experimenting with innovative ways of navigation outside of corporate contexts.
Publisher: Harper Design (November 23, 2004)
Mike Dorrian, Liz Farrelly
Paperback: 272 pages
165 x 250 mm (landscape)
ISBN 1 85669 386 4
Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 6.4 x 0.9 inches
Packed with inspiration, this is the ultimate business card book, bringing together 300 of the best examples of cards by and for designers and creative companies around the world. Business cards are a major design challenge; creating successful cards is all about the clever use of space. Grouped according to aesthetic approach, the cards featured in the book address design issues such as the need to make a splash, stand out from the crowd or differentiate members of a team. Some cards are designed to function as portfolios or to express in miniature the holder/’/s preferred aesthetic or personal worldview; some are elaborately designed, others are intended to be personalized with handwriting or stickers. Materials are also important: not all cards are machine printed, and the book includes cards on metal, plastic, paper and corrugated cardboard, or made from recycled stationery or subway tickets; text is applied using foil-blocking, spot varnish, letter press, colour Xerox and rubber stamping.
Publisher: Gestalten Verlag (October 27, 2004)
Details: Almost three years after putting our worldwide bestseller Los Logos together, dgv announces its much-anticipated follow-up. Dos Logos presents extensive examples of contemporary logo design in even greater depth and charts new developments in the field. Done in the same format as the first volume, Dos Logos explores the exceptional visual language and stylistic approaches to logo creation by designers from around the globe. It is thoroughly indexed, catalogued by subject and systematically structured according to various search criteria. In order to offer even more value to conscientious designers in terms of practicality, it also classifies the included work according to the industry or purpose for which it was designed (music, fashion, corporate, etc). In addition, the book contains more unusual applications and a broader range of logos including those used on building facades, on clothing and as illuminated advertising. Its scope and usefulness make Dos Logos the ultimate update on the current state of logo design.
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag (October 1, 2002)
Details: Logos have become the face of brands, companies and record labels. They are indispensable little helpers in creating a positive image, to trigger the memory, aid identification and install trust. Often deceptively simple, the task of a logo is never an easy one “via extreme reduction it has to radically and perfectly distill an image or message into a simple, easily recognizable icon. Bringing together more than 3000 works by over 200 designers from around the globe, Los Logos spreads an incredible wealth of cutting edge design solutions over 444 pages, providing the ultimate collection of contemporary logo design“ no easy task! Well-indexed; subject-cataloged and systematically structured this popular bestseller has become the perfect research tool for any self-respecting designer or cultural enthusiast. The website www.loslogos.org (created in collaboration with Buro Destruct) offers an open platform for local and global logo design. A thriving community with access for all, it invites users to publish, propagate and share their existing designs.
Die Gestalten Verlag, Berlin
216 pages, 24 x 30 cm
Pictoplasma, the first ever documentation of modern character design, presents a comprehensive overview of this truly global graphic language and illustrates the remarkable status figures with lively traits and faces have achieved in our society, culminating in a visual feast. As likeable, global identifiers they act as indispensable mediators in the era of multimedia, serving purposes as diverse as branding, logo design, game design, web design, icons or mascots. Selected from more than 6,000 excellent entries Pictoplasma offers both independent artists and corporations an international platform.