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‘Logo R.I.P.’ (Fully Revised and Updated) by The Stone Twins
Book launch and talk with The Stone Twins at KK Outlet Thursday 29th November 7 – 9pm.
Logo R.I.P. commemorates 50 defunct logos. Many of the included trademarks may be regarded as icons of their time or international design classics. The core thesis of Logo R.I.P. is that logos that were once an integral part of our visual culture and lives are worthy of commemoration, or even preservation.
Logo R.I.P. was first published in 2003. In this 2nd edition, the logos of Abbey National, AT&T, DSM, Kodak, Lucent, Rover and Xerox are added to the logo graveyard – a selection that already includes some of the past century’s most resonant graphic symbols (such as BOAC, British Steel, CCA, NASA and Pan Am). In addition, all the short design and cultural histories were substantially rewritten and updated. These ‘Obituaries’ ensure that although the logos may be gone, they are not forgotten.
Logo R.I.P. includes a foreword by design luminary Gert Dumbar and is reissued in a gold gilt-edged edition. The official launch of the book was in the Cooper–Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, on September 1st 2012.
The Stone Twins will present this book as well as some of their other work at KK Outlet on Thursday 29th November from 7-9pm. Doors open at 6.30pm, talk starts at 7pm.
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