Top symbols & trademarks of the world edited by Franco Maria Ricci and Corinna Ferrari. 1973, Deco Press, Milan, Italy. 4.25 x 8.25, n.p. with English text. Printed in Italy. Designed by Franco Maria Ricci.
An authoritative and comprehensive (7) volume set with over 5,500 black and white commercial trademarks and symbols all created after 1945. Each volume is categorized by country with trademarks arranged alphabetically by client name (including city, activity, designer name and year). Detailed indexes by designer, studio and industry sector. Remarkable and extensive reference material and inspiration.
Foreword by Franco Maria Ricci and Preface by Corinna Ferrari. Including an impressive selection of Introductions from: George Nelson (United States), Burton Kramer (Canada), Juan Perucho (Spain), Décio Pignatari (Latin America), Colin Forbes (Great Britain and Ireland), Pieter Brattinga (Benelux), François Barré (France), Vittorio Gregotti (Italy), Hans Neuburg (Switzerland), Jupp Ernst (West Germany and Austria), Martin Gavler (Scandinavia), Stane Bernik (Yugoslavia) and Grega Kosak (Socialist Countries).
A very good+ set with light handling from a designer's library with copious dog-eared pages in each volume. Interior pages are clean and complete. Hard to find many volumes together.