Logo Rhythm: Band Logos that Rocked the World (on Kickstarter) features more than 90 design stories behind iconic band logos from the 1960s to present day.

“Many of the band logo design trailblazers are no longer with us. Some of their stories have been lost in the mists of time. Logo Rhythm does its damnedest to put this right. To give credit where it’s due. To sing the praises of the unsung designer or guitarist or drummer’s girlfriend who came up with the idea.”

Written and edited by Jim K Davies of totalcontent, designed and co-written by Jamie Ellul of Supple Studio, the book includes contributions from luminaries of the design and music industries. There are two forewords, one by broadcaster and songwriter Tom Robinson, the other by graphics guru Malcolm Garrett.

It was a real pleasure to be asked to contribute, sharing a few thoughts on the Prodigy logo and the nostalgia it conjures.

“The Prodigy logo continues to resonate not because of its imposing, outline type loosely based on the Peignot display typeface, with its quirky ‘multi-case’ letters. But because of what was happening in my life at that particular time. In some ways, the wordmark could have been something entirely different, but still evoke the same personal meaning and memories.”

Other contributing designers include the likes of Jonathan Barnbrook, Kosh, John Pache, Michael Johnson, Mark Porter, Chris Bigg, and Craig Ward.

Contributing musicians include Mick Avory of The Kinks, Horace Panter of The Specials, Jim McCarty of The Yardbirds, Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand, Alan Gorrie of Average White Band, and more.

A lavish 440 pages will be printed in five colours on uncoated stock. The case-bound, foil-blocked cover has a split run of four different designs, due for delivery in August 2024.

Looks fantastic. Back the Kickstarter.

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