Typographic Logos??

Hildebrant's picture

Im looking for logo examples with a strong emphasis on the "typographic" treatment. Possible more "classic" type designs.

Links anyone? :-)

hildebrant.

nike's picture

not quite classic, but very nice logos:

http://www.logoed.fsnet.co.uk/index2.html

ideagent's picture

Also, you can always try the Logo Lounge

armin's picture

Doesn't get more classic than this
http://www.louisefili.com/logos/logos.html

Hildebrant's picture

Armin --

Outstanding link. Good call.

Tiffany --

Pentegram is always on my list :-)

Grant Hutchinson's picture

How about some of the work by Daniel Pelavin, Jim Parkinson or David Farey and Richard Dawson at Housestyle?

http://www.pelavin.com/thumb.html
http://www.typedesign.com/
http://www.housestylegraphics.com/Portfolio/housestyle-portf.html

karen's picture

I am looking for a logo for this bakery called "Three Tarts". It is very typographic and a little like Louise Fili's work. Saw it once, but I can't find it anymore. So if anyone knows the link, please post it. Thanks!

Hildebrant's picture

Stephen Coles:

Isn't that though? I ran across that a while back. Its just fantastic. Wish I did it :-)

hildebrant.

karen's picture

Found this and Jill Bell among my links. But no tarts.

Hildebrant's picture

karen:

Ohh God, that masthead at boguslav.com is simple breathtaking.

hildebrant.

Grant Hutchinson's picture

One more... Michael Doret has done some wonderfully colourful and graphic things that may ring a bell.

.00's picture

While all the above suggestions are excellent, I'm surprised no one has pointed to:

http://www.gerardhuerta.com/

One of the master logo letterers of the 20th century

Hildebrant's picture

James:

That Gerard Huerta stuff is amazing. Good call.

hildebrant.

hawk's picture

and The Master Julian Waters (hand lettering & design, Waters Titling -Adobe)


www.waterslettering.com




David Hamuel

dana's picture

One of my students just pointed out the Gerhard Huerta site from James' link, and yes, the work is great. One question arises though. Previously, I've been told that Jim Parkinson is reponsible for the Barnum & Bailey's circus logo, but it is shown on Huerta's site. Although my guess is that either Huerta or Parkinson is the art director while the other actually drew the letters, some explanation from one of them might clear up any perceived confusion.

.00's picture

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The thing about logos is that a lot of people have their hands on them.

Jim Parkinson did the RB&BB logo, and later on Gerard redrew it for a new art director. If you compare the two they are slightly different. Gerard worked on the logo before he got involved with digital techniques, so he hired me to digitize the logo for him. I digitized it using an Aristo Tablet working in IKARUS, man you should have seen that data!

Both Jim Parkinson and I have similar SELF logos on our website. Who did what, when, is lost in the fog of time.

dana's picture

Thank you James, for the enlightening information. My own confusion stems from a creativepro.com article of June 8, 2001 http://www.creativepro.com/story/feature/13506.html about Parkinson. In it, the caption to the RB&BB logo says: "The design for the circus has lasted for over twenty years." I must have assumed (incorrectly) that it meant the design has remained "unchanged" for twenty years. My mistake. Again, thanks.

Hildebrant's picture

Speaking of Mathew Carter, does anyone know if he has ever done any logo marks or lettering for companys? or has it been strictly font design?

hildebrant.

miles's picture

I'm looking for a graphic designer/artist who is adept at the 'classical' kind of drawing and design done by Raphael Boguslav.
I contacted Raphel and he was not inbetersted in this particular commission due, I think, to it's sexual nature...

karen's picture

Who knew that Manolo Blahnik has a handwriting that almost makes his shoes look lame.
And there are some wonderful illustration on the site as well.

Hildebrant's picture

Karen: I am probably the only man here who even knew who manalo was :-) (before I clicked the link) I have always been a big fan of his shoes.

I dont remember seeing the hand writing though. I think that it may be a new addition.

timfm's picture

Kyle,

Doyald Young's books are a wealth of information and examples on logotypes. Some of the best work I've ever seen, and lots of it. Not cheap, but beautifully produced large format hardcovers. These are my favorite books of all those on my bookshelf having to do with visual design/typography. HIGHLY recommended.

http://www.delphipress.com/

-t

Hildebrant's picture

tim --

You know, those have been on my wish list for some time now, maybe now that Christmas is nearing, hmm. I might have to drop some hints here and there.

roballoo's picture

Amazon has a used copy of Fonts & Logos by Mr. Young for only $45. Time to celebrate Christmas early?

.00's picture

You should purchase Fonts & Logos directly from Doyald.

His web site, gives contact info:

http://home.pacbell.net/doyald/

Give him a call, he is a delightful guy to talk with.

timfm's picture

Doyald's books are AMAZING and, as James mentions, he is a really great guy. We had lot's of pleasant back and forth when I was purchasing his books. He was even kind enough to autograph them for me and I didn't even ask. Also, they were packaged very securely and arrived promptly.

I mean come on, this guy has been hand lettering logotypes for over 40 years and teaching at Art Center for nearly 30! As I said before, they are the best book purchases I've ever made.

-t

Miss Tiffany's picture

Oh yes! Louise Fili's work! Good one Armin. And while we are on that, how about:

Pentagram: http://www.pentagram.com/portfolio-marks.htm

Stephen Coles's picture

This thing is just wonderful.

Miss Tiffany's picture

Seymour Chwast/Pushpin
http://www.pushpininc.com/index.html

Joe Pemberton's picture

Loving this thread. Just have to add Margo Chase >

anonymous's picture

I don't have the link but I downloaded this a couple of years agopraga logo1.gif

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