With over 1000 illustrations, this indispensable and entertaining book reveals the fascinating secrets behind the genesis and evolution of 125 car emblems from around the world, including every significant one currently in use and dozens more classic examples. This is an essential reference source for every car aficionado.
Car Marques is the most detailed and comprehensive guide to car badges ever published. In 224 pages it reveals the history and design of over 90 marques from around the world, each with color illustrations and annotated diagrams. British motoring journalist Simon Heptinstall, who helped launch BBC Top Gear magazine, describes each badge, details the story behind it, and uncovers snippets of information that will delight motoring enthusiasts. The introduction outlines how the book works and provides an overview of the history of car badges. Feature spreads show how the badges of iconic marques such as Buick and Peugeot have changed over time. It also contains profiles of major figures in the history of the automotive industry such as André Citroën, Gottlieb Daimler, William C. Durant, and Enzo Ferrari. The badges are arranged in alphabetic order and include world-famous marques such as Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, BMW, Buick, Corvette, Lamborghini, Mercedes, Mustang, Porsche, and Toyota.
Now available in paperback format, #9 of this the best-selling annual Letterhead and Logo Design features the most creative and inspiring work in the field from well-known design leaders, new design firms, and cutting edge artists. Includes everything identity, from logos to labels, business cards to envelopes, and the creative techniques and full-color images portrayed in this broad range of work will inspire new design solutions for age-old challenges that beg for a fresh approach. Both design firms and their clients will find this an invaluable resource for inspiration and ideas that grab the viewer's attention and create a lasting impression.
From the turn of the Twentieth Century to the present day, Classic American Cars An Illustrated Guide traces the development of the American automobile, and the social change it brought. Author Craig Cheetham begins by looking at the horseless carriages of old, and moves into the fighter plane inspired designs of the 1940’s, before moving to the cars of today. Technical details, modifications made from their automobile predecessors, their performance and handling on the road, and the public's reception of the car are described so vividly that you'll think you're in the driver's seat. And every car is, of course, accompanied with beautiful images.
"Darwin Holmstrom's Top Muscle is a look at over two dozen of the rarest one-offs and production vehicles from the muscle-car era of the late 60s and early 70s. Featuring new and original photography of every car, this book chronicles the biggest and baddest in the heyday of American muscle"--
Author: Jim Krause
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2012-07-11
Don't Wait for Inspiration to Strike Whether you're facing a new logo project or you've reached a block in your current work, The Logo Brainstorm Book will inspire you to consider fresh creative approaches that will spark appealing, functional and enduring design solutions. Award-winning designer Jim Krause (author of the popular Index series) offers a smart, systemic exploration of different kinds of logos and logo elements, including: Symbols Monograms Typographic Logos Type and Symbol Combinations Emblems Color Palettes Through a combination of original, visual idea-starters and boundary-pushing exercises, The Logo Brainstorm Book will help you develop raw logo concepts into presentation-ready material.
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach
The M3 is based on the prosaic 3 Series family sedan and has 'redefined' the term 'sports saloon'. There were several iterations of the M3 including two EVO versions and a convertible, but BMW shocked the world with the release of the E36 M3 in 1993. It had a new engine with a maximum speed electronically limited to 155mph. Not only was the new M3 quick but the international media was full of praise for the Germany hotrod. Everybody who was anybody simply had to be seen in one. In 2000, BMW released the E46 M3 which was a much more refined car to drive. The E46 M3 was a simply brilliant package that had absolutely no peers unless you considered the true exoticars. It was a genuine sales success all over the world.
This first-ever humor book on clowns is both an examination of why they're so terrifying and a survival guide on how to protect ourselves from devious clown attacks. Coulrophobia--the fear of clowns--is very real and very reasonable. You may think these red-nosed jokers are creepy, sure, but certainly not dangerous. You are wrong. Clowns are adult men who never tell you their real names and dress in ways that obscure their identities. The rules of civilized society don't apply to them (what other stranger could offer candy to children and get away with it?) and their appearances are downright unnatural. In this guide to self-protection from clown creepery, petty crime, and violence, Chuck Sambuchino--author and founder of the (fictional) anti-clown group Red Nose Alert--delves into the terrifying clown underworld to educate readers on everything they need to know to protect themselves from these seemingly innocuous gagmen using his proven four-step strategy (Assess, Analyze, Defend, Protect). Along the way, Sambuchino examines the types of clowns (party, circus, Cirque Du Soleil, etc.), clown anatomy, and all the known and present dangers therein: props, behavior, crimes and mysteries, lairs, and--most importantly--what to do when clowns attack.
Author: Mark Sinclair
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Release Date: 2014-09-23
TM offers graphic designers and those interested in the history of design and branding a uniquely detailed look at a select group of the very best visual identities. The book takes 29 internationally recognized logos and explains their development, design, usage, and purpose. Based upon interviews with the designers responsible for these totems, and encompassing the marks from a range of corporate, artistic, and cultural institutions from across the globe, TM reveals the stories behind such icons as the Coca-Cola logotype, the Penguin Books' colophon, and the Michelin Man. Based upon comprehensive research, authoritatively written and including a wealth of archival images, TM is an opportunity to discover how designers are able to squeeze entire identities into 29 simple logos.
Author: Michael Evamy
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Release Date: 2007-10-04
The logo bible, this book provides graphic designers with an indispensable reference source for contemporary logo design. More than 1300 logos are grouped according to their focal form, symbol, and graphic associations into 75 categories such as crosses, stars, crowns, animals, people, handwritten, illustrative type, etc. To emphasize the visual form of the logos, theyare shown predominantly in black and white. By sorting a vast, international array of current logotypesranging from those of small, design-led businesses to global brandsthe book offers design consultancies a ready resource to draw on in the research phase of identity projects. Logos are also indexed alphabetically by name of company/designer and by industrial sector, making it easy to piece together a picture of the state of the identity art in any client's marketplace.