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Logo Rhythm

Band Logos that Rocked the World

Here are the intrigu­ing and hith­er­to untold sto­ries behind more than 100 icon­ic band logos – each one a supreme exer­cise in graph­ic dis­til­la­tion, able to con­vey a band’s atti­tude, image, and style of music. A visu­al cel­e­bra­tion of a neglect­ed graph­ic art, Logo Rhythm cov­ers pow­er­ful marks from more obscure cor­ners of the music indus­try, togeth­er with more famil­iar clas­sics. Span­ning from the 1960s to the 2020s, it includes con­tri­bu­tions from lumi­nar­ies of the graph­ic design and music indus­tries, includ­ing Bea­t­les art direc­tor Kosh, Bowie design­er Jonathan Barn­book, Allan Gor­rie of Aver­age White Band, Jim McCar­ty of The Yard­birds and Alex Kapra­nos of Franz Ferdinand.

Jim K Davies works with brands and design agen­cies to help them tell their sto­ries. A for­mer Guardian jour­nal­ist, he has con­tributed to design pub­li­ca­tions rang­ing from Domus in Italy to Idea in Japan, to Print in the US. A huge funk and soul fan, two of the most mem­o­rable weeks of his life were spent as an intern at Melody Mak­er.

Jamie Ellul is founder and cre­ative direc­tor of Sup­ple Stu­dio, a small design and brand­ing agency that thinks big. An accom­plished bass play­er and a mem­ber of upcom­ing bands The Super Colours and The Mys­tery Callers, he would hap­pi­ly trade his suc­cess in the world of design for a record contract.

Jamie Ellul

25 × 21cm
10 × 8 ¼ in
450 colour illustrations
£55 | $75

ISBN ISBN 978-1-911422-41-9