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Best Logo Design Books That Will Hook You

Our list of some of the best Logo Design books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Logo Design Love: A Guide to Creating Iconic Brand Identities, 2nd Edition (2014)

Best Logo Design Books That Will Hook YouCompletely updated and expanded, the second edition of David Airey’s Logo Design Love contains more of just about everything that made the first edition so great: more case studies, more sketches, more logos, more tips for working with clients, more insider stories, and more practical information for getting the job and getting it done right. In Logo Design Love, David shows you how to develop an iconic brand identity from start to finish, using client case studies from renowned designers. In the process, he reveals how designers create effective briefs, generate ideas, charge for…
Author(s): David Airey

2. Logo: The Reference Guide to Symbols and Logotypes (Mini) (2015)

Best Logo Design Books That Will Hook YouThe next time you are tempted to design a logo, take a look at this book. Chances are, it has already been done. By raising the bar, this wonderful resource will make better designers of all of us.” Michael Bierut of Pentagram DesignThe logo bible, this book provides graphic designers with an indispensable reference source for contemporary logo design. More than 1300 logos are grouped according to their focal form, symbol and graphic associations into 75 categories such as crosses, stars, crowns, animals, people, handwritten, illustrative type, etc. To…
Author(s): Michael Evamy

3. The Logo Design Idea Book (2019)

Best Logo Design Books That Will Hook YouArrows, swashes, swooshes, globes, sunbursts, and parallel, vertical and horizontal lines, words, letters, shapes and pictures. Logos are the most ubiquitous and essential of all graphic design devices, representing ideas, beliefs and, of course, things. They primarily identify products, businesses and institutions, but they are also associated, hopefully in a positive way, with the ethos or philosophy of those entities. The 50 logos in this book are examples of good ideas in the service of representation, reputation and identification. #296,585 in Books (See Top…
Author(s): Steven Heller, Gail Anderson

4. Creating a Brand Identity: A Guide for Designers (2016)

Best Logo Design Books That Will Hook YouCreating A Brand Identity is a complex challenge for the graphic designer. It requires practical design skills and creative drive as well as an understanding of marketing and consumer behaviour. This practical handbook is a comprehensive introduction to this creative process. Exercises and examples highlight the key activities undertaken by designers to create a successful brand identity, including defining the audience, analyzing competitors, creating mood boards, naming brands, designing logos, presenting to clients and launching the new identity. Case…
Author(s): Catharine Slade-Brooking

5. Creative Workshop: 80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design Skills (2010)

Best Logo Design Books That Will Hook YouHave you ever struggled to complete a design project on time? Or felt that having a tight deadline stifled your capacity for maximum creativity? If so, then this book is for you. Within Creative Workshop, you’ll find 80 creative challenges that will help you achieve a breadth of stronger design solutions, in various media, within any set time period. Exercises range from creating a typeface in an hour to designing a paper robot in an afternoon to designing web pages and other interactive experiences. Each exercise includes compelling visual…
Author(s): David Sherwin

6. The Logo Design Toolbox: Time-Saving Templates for Graphic Design (2013)

Best Logo Design Books That Will Hook YouWith this toolbox of practical logo templates à la Neubau Welt, Alexander Tibelius provides designers with useful groundwork for implementing their own ideas. All designers are familiar with this problem: one element is still missing and a deadline is fast approaching. They can imagine the suitable component, but since it isn’t at hand, it first has to be created in a time-consuming process. What could help simplify and shorten typical design processes? Which tools would one always like to have available? With his 900+ templates for contemporary graphic and logo design, Alexander Tibelius…
Author(s): Alexander Tibelius

7. Graphic Design: The New Basics (2015)

Best Logo Design Books That Will Hook YouOur bestselling introduction to graphic design is now available in a revised and updated edition In Graphic Design The New Basics bestselling author Ellen Lupton Thinking with Type Type on Screen and design educator Jennifer Cole Phillips explain the key concepts of visual language that inform any work of design from logo or letterhead to a complex website Through visual demonstrations and concise commentary students and professionals explore the formal elements of twodimensional design such as point line plane scale hierarchy layers and transparency This revised edition replaces sixty-four pages of the…
Author(s): Ellen Lupton, Jennifer Cole Phillips

8. Logo Design for Small Business 2 (2004)

Best Logo Design Books That Will Hook YouThere have been plenty of books written on logo design, but few are devoted exclusively to designing logos for small businesses—the largest sector of the business economy. This second outstanding book by designer Dan Antonelli helps designers address this growing market and deliver effective designs for small businesses. Dan explores the thinking behind over 175 logo designs by several top designers. His concise explanations help you improve your design skills quickly and show you how to reduce the time spent on each design. If you’ve ever asked questions like, “Corporate logos rely on simple…
Author(s): Dan Antonelli

9. Logo Design Workbook: A Hands-On Guide to Creating Logos (2006)

Best Logo Design Books That Will Hook YouLogo Design Workbook focuses on creating powerful logo designs and answers the question, “What makes a logo work?”In the first half of this book, authors Sean Adams and Noreen Morioka walk readers step-by-step through the entire logo-development process. Topics include developing a concept that communicates the right message and is appropriate for both the client and the market; defining how the client’s long-term goals might affect the look and needs of the mark; choosing colors and typefaces; avoiding common mistakes; and deciphering why some logos are successful whereas others are not.The second half of the book comprises…
Author(s): Sean Adams, Terry Stone, Noreen Morioka

10. Smashing Logo Design: The Art of Creating Visual Identities (2011)

Best Logo Design Books That Will Hook YouWeb designers and developers now find themselves tasked with designing not only a client’s Web site, but also their logo and brand identity. By adding Logo Design to your portfolio, you also add brand skills and unique content. This unparalleled guide dives into the topic of design theory and tells you everything you need to know in order to build remarkable logo. No matter your level of experience, Smashing Magazine covers techniques and best practices in understandable way. You’ll look behind the scenes at the art of creating identities. From theory to instruction to inspiration, this must-have book…
Author(s): Gareth Hardy

11. Logoism: Contemporary LOGO Design (2017)

Best Logo Design Books That Will Hook YouLogoism is an inspirational reference for contemporary logo design, a guide to the latest innovations as well as a precursor to coming trends. Over 1,500 cutting-edge logos were selected and divided into six groups based on their styles and characters ? symbol, type, symbol and type, form, ensemble, and retro. Whether they consist purely of symbols and/or letters, apply retro aesthetics or vintage styles, were designed with multiple variations or draw inspiration from geometric structures, all are brilliant examples of the form from designers around the…
Author(s): Sandu Publishing

Best Logo Design Books That Will Hook You

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some logo design books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Logolounge 9: 2,000 International Identities by Leading Designers

Author(s): Bill Gardner, Emily Potts
Publisher: HOW Books, Year: 2015, Size: 15 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2339247

Design Logo

Author(s): Paul Howalt, Von Glitschka
Publisher: Rockport Publishers, Year: 2014, Size: 126 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1573152

LogoLounge 8: 2,000 International Identities by Leading Designers

Author(s): Bill Gardner, Anne Hellman
Publisher: Rockport Publishers, Year: 2014, Size: 96 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2336993

Logo Creed The Mystery, Magic, and Method Behind Designing Great Logos

Author(s): Bill Gardner, Catharine Fishel
Publisher: Rockport, Year: 2013, Size: 102 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1386234

The Logo Brainstorm Book: A Comprehensive Guide for Exploring Design Directions

Author(s): Jim Krause
Publisher: HOW Books, Year: 2012, Size: 7 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1323073

LogoLounge 7 2,000 International Identities by Leading Designers

Author(s): Bill Gardner, Anne Hellman
Publisher: Rockport, Year: 2012, Size: 103 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1386233

Inkscape beginner's guide: create attractive layout designs, logos, brochures, icons, and more using the Inkscape vector graphics editor

Author(s): Hiitola, Bethany
Publisher: Packt Publishing, Year: 2012, Size: 21 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2415686

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely hot items according to USA Today, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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