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.
- Jim K Davies
- Jamie Ellul
25 × 21cm
10 × 8 ¼ in
450 colour illustrations
£45 | $60
ISBN ISBN 978-1-911422-41-9