I am pleased to announce I've been chosen as Featured Designer on the LogoLounge blog this month. It's quite an honor considering how many wonderful and talented designers are contributing to the LogoLounge series of design books all the time. You can catch my interview with Dorothy Ayon on the blog.
I am especially excited about this announcement. In late 2012, I was contacted by Paul Howalt and Von Glitschka about submitting some of my logo work for a new book they were putting together for Rockport Publishers entitled, Design: Logo. First of all, I was flattered to be included in the group, and have the utmost respect for both of their work. Between the two of them, it was going to be a cool book, for sure. Well, after chatting more with Paul, they decided to not only include a number of my pieces in the volume, but also feature a project I did for Avocadoville in one of their Closer Look spreads. I was more than happy to get some images shot of the work to be included in the feature. Thanks to Will Hare for the photography.
As it turns out, there were around 1,700 logos selected for the book, and work being included from some of the best logo folks in the business: Tim Frame, Chris Parks, Carlos Fernandez, The Greteman Group, Hatch, Jeremy Slagle, Joe Bosack, Jon Flaming, Joseph Blalock, Rule 29, Luke Bott, Mint, Randy Heil, Rian Hughes, Felix Sockwell, Thinking Cap Design, Gyula Nemeth, Ty Mattson, Ty Wilkins & Brent Couchman.
Well, to see it in all of its glory was pretty exciting. Not only is it well designed, the content does not disappoint. Having a pretty extensive logo design library of my own, I have seen my share of design books. The essays are pertinent to the industry and nicely written, the logo work exemplary with little to no filler, and the art direction is well done, without taking over the work. It's definitely a nice addition to my collection, and certainly a nice cross-section of what's going on in the identity arena. You should certainly pick up one for yourself, now available on Amazon.
I just received notification today that six of my logos will appear in the upcoming 2011 release of LogoLounge Master Library Vol. 3, Shapes and Symbols
Of course, I am very honored to have more of my work included in this very prestigious logo design series. I also have work appearing in the two previous releases of the Master Library, Volume 1, Initials and Crests and Volume 2, Animals and Mythology, as well as several of the other LogoLounge titles. You can check out some of the other LogoLounge books by Bill Gardner and Catharine Fishel (Rockport Publishers, USA, TBD) on Amazon.com.
Some of you logo design fans have probably already scoped out the new Logo Lounge 4 (Rockport Publishers). This is the latest in the Logo Lounge series of design books—and I might add, every one of them is excellent. The level of work is superior and the logo design is nothing short of inspirational.
So, of course finding out that I had a handful of pieces selected for the latest edition was definitely a shot in the arm and a good reason for taking a two hour lunch!
Anyway, here are the selected works. Hope you like them. By the way, I have a collection of other logos that were in the previous editions: LogoLounge 2 and LogoLounge 3. They are listed under my other identity, Hubbell Design Works. You can also check out their website at: www.logolounge.com