This tweet led me to one of Iancu’s old posts that led me to an older one of Richard’s where the comment thread pointed me to thisTop symbols & trademarks of the world, edited by Franco Maria Ricci and Corinna Ferrari, published in 1973 by Milan-based Deco Press.

Top symbols and trademarks of the worldPhotos by Peter Gabor.

Top symbols and trademarks of the world

Top symbols and trademarks of the world

Top symbols and trademarks of the world

Top symbols and trademarks of the world

Top symbols and trademarks of the world

Top symbols and trademarks of the world

Top symbols and trademarks of the world

The title was released as a set of seven books.

Top symbols and trademarks of the world collectionPhoto via Buongiorno Notte.

With another four volumes published in the late seventies and early eighties.

More spreads from the first two on Peter Gabor’s TypoGabor:

Top symbols & trademarks of the world, volume one
Top symbols & trademarks of the world, volume two

Looks like a lovely collection, but seemingly long, long out of print.

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April 29, 2016

Comments

Thanks for sharing, David.
I have started curiously craving this 7 set of books, as I did for “Logo Design Love” till I finally had the second edition.

Any idea how we can purchase the set? It will be of great help, :) thanks.

I’d love to own a set of these for inspiration but I imagine they’re very difficult to get hold of. I found a few similar examples over on Flickr.

They’re beautiful examples of strong design and another example of why it’s important to concentrate on structure and simplicity and create logos and symbols away from the influence of colour and modern trends.

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