7 great logo design books essentials for your bookshelf

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It’s not always easy going when searching for inspiration for your newest logo design project.  There are many resources we can use and having a well-stocked bookcase is one of them.  Sometimes there is nothing better than sitting back with a cup of your favourite beverage flicking through the illustrated pages of a couple of your favourite logo design books.

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So with no further ado and in no particular order of preference, here is my list of 7 great logo design books.

Logo: The Reference Guide to Symbols and Logotypes (Mini)

By Michael Evamy

A significant reference guide for logo designers.  There are well over 1300 great logo examples organised according to their appearance.  The book discusses the subject of logo design development through a series of short texts.  Each logo is referenced in a duel index system and can be easily located by either client or designer name. Features well-known logo designers inching the late, Paul Rand and Saul Bass.

2 Logotype mini

by Michael Evamy

A collection of logotypes, monograms and other kinds of the tech-based logo with over 1,300 or so typographic designs.  Featuring the work from over 250 design studios.  Logotype mini is a must-have reference bool for any logo design freelancer or corporation.  A great book and well worth a read.A  good reference book for students and the established designer alike.

Logo Design Love: A Guide to Creating Iconic Brand Identities, 2nd Edition

By David Airey

Newly updated, this second edition of the book is just as good if not better than the first.

The book takes you through the logo design process from start to finish using real case studies including client briefs and new logo designs.

Know Your Onions

by Drew De Soto

The title says it all.  The synopsis claims that you will gain twenty years experience in business and creative skills.  Drew de Soto shears his skills and knowledge in this much-loved volume.  The reviews say it all.  This one is worth taking a flick few the sample pages.  You could well be amazed.

Logo Decode

by Wang Shaoqiang

An explanation of the powers of great logo design and the important role a logo design plays in cooperate branding.  It takes you through the designs that are made by a designer and why they make them.

This is the newest publication in this collection of logo design books only released last June (2016)

Logo Design

By Julius Wiedemann

For anyone who has an interest in wisdom and visual aspects of brand logo design. Categorised into themes, the book takes you through text and image designs across time.  Described as an excellent book for both professionals and scholars alike.

The Logo Design Toolbox: Time Saving Templates for Graphic Design

By Alexander Tibelius

I conclude my list of seven logo design books with my favourite one.

Why reinvent the wheel? or any other preconceived shape for that matter.

The Logo Design Toolbox is a great resource for everyone involved in the art of logo design.  There are well over nine hundred basic shapes, recurring elements, motifs and styles to gives you the groundwork for almost every project saving you valuable time as you to achieve your creative endpoint.

You need to see the synopsis yourself for a list of some of the many templates included.  All of the graphics are also available as scalable vector formats on a DVD that has been included with the book.

I hope you have found this post on logo design books useful.  If you have read any of the books listed or any other material related to the subject of logo design and wish to share your views my readers and I would love to hear from you, especially if you.  You can add a comment to this post or contact us using the form on our contact page.

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