Author(s): Bodhi Oser
People love music logos - they symbolize the band and their connection to the music. From the Rolling Stones' tongue-and-lips trademark to the Grateful Dead's lightning bolt skull to Prince's glyph, logos embody an identity and experience shared between musicians and their fans, who proudly display these graphics on T-shirts, posters, stickers and even tattoos. Collecting more than 1,000 rock, hip hop, metal, pop, reggae and country music logos from the 1960s to today, this catchy design survey captures the coolest, most powerful and delightfully succinct examples of music made visual. Including interviews with key logo artists and presenting the graphics large on the page and over extended gatefolds, "BAND ID" will wow music fans and designers alike.
"Not only is Band ID the cleanest and most comprehensive collection of music logos I've ever come across, it also made me stop and think for the first time about a number of things - things like the true relation between a band's logo, its music and its identity, how a band's logo can endear or villify them to fans, and who the hell actually designed some of these things. This book's got it all.." turntable.com
Bodhi Oser has created identities for multiple skate and surf companies and logos for a number of bands.