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The book features over 1300 symbols, organized into groups and sub-groups according to their visual characteristics. Each category includes a short introduction, with expanded captions providing information on who the symbol was designed for, who designed it, when, and where appropriate, what the symbol stands for. These sections are interspersed with short case studies on ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Laurence King Publishing (first published May 23rd 2011)
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Joséphine (Word Revel)
Clearly organised collection of symbols/logos with a concise introduction outlining the history and the importance of symbols for branding. Every logo featured has a one-sentence explanation for it. A couple of logos are presented on a more in-depth basis via case studies. Overall, it's a very well put together reference book for symbols and logos.
May 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Not a book that you 'read' exactly, but still a useful and interesting piece of reference material. Totally worth the time to page through if you have any interest in design, art or drawing. Useful for working through artist's block when sketching. Read snippets and see enough of other people's pattern's and eventually you have no choice but to create something of your own.
Downside- this thing is pretty massive, so it won't be much help as on-the-go reference.
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Interesting to see al the logos
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Great reference book on symbols and logos.
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