logo design book

There are a lot of good websites out there now for logo design inspiration including most well known logopond, while these are great I always prefer looking at reference in printed book form.

I bought Dos Logos about a year ago while working on a logo design project and stuck for inspiration. Unlike many books on logo design this isn’t made up of pages of highly corporate logos, in fact there are very few logos in the book that I had seen before. As well as some conservative logo design approaches this book shows logos pushed to their limits, such as icons more like illustrations in their own right, pictograms and icons without words.

The books is split into sections such as: corporate, culture, design, fashion, media etc and explores a wide range of logos applicable to that area. Some of the logos are totally what I would call “off the wall,” some highly usable but what it does do is get you thinking about what a logo is and the different directions you can take it.

If you are looking for a book with well known logos and explanation to the designers process this is not for you, but if you want to be bombarded by logo design inspiration from the expected to the unusual this book is worth a look. A new book in the series is also out called Tres Logos.

Do you know of any good logo design books?