The third in the seven-volume LogoLounge Master Library series, Shapes & Symbols is a collection of 3,000 shape- and symbol-based designs gathered from LogoLounge.com, the largest online collection of logos in the world. In addition, top designers, including Steff Geissbuhler, Jerry Kuyper, and Hans Hulsbosch, share their insights on the values, traditions, and future of shape- and symbol-based logo designs.
—Shapes are generally logos that are more concept-oriented. It is a category that is rich with history, culture, and present-day opportunity.
—Symbols are logos that are based on pictorial representations of concept: a heart, a star, or a cross, to name a few. In large part, their meaning is drawn from the specific base symbol.
The LogoLounge Master Library series forms the deepest, densest, most highly focused collection of logos organized by category ever. It is organized with the busy, motivated designer in mind. You can turn to exactly what you need, time after time—a must-have resource for any serious logo designer.
Catharine Fishel specializes in working with and writing about designers and related industries. Her writing has appeared in many leading publications, including PRINT, Communication Arts, Graphis, ID, and many others. She is editor of the website http://www.LogoLounge.com and is the author of books including Paper Graphics, Minimal Graphics, Redesigning Identity, The Perfect Package, Designing for Children, LogoLounge I-VI, the LogoLounge Master Library series, and How to Grow as a Graphic Designer. She lives in Peoria, Illinois.
Bill Gardner is president of Gardner Design in Wichita, Kansas, and has produced work for Cessna, Thermos, Pepsi, Pizza Hut, Kroger, Hallmark, Cargill Corporation, and the 2004 Athens Olympics. His work has been featured in Communication Arts, Print, Identity, Graphis, New York Art Directors, the Museum of Modern Art, and many other national and international design exhibitions. He is the founder of LogoLounge.com and the author of LogoLounge 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, the LogoLounge Master Library series, the annual LogoLounge Logo Trend Report, and Logo Creed.