I am Eric Carl, currently employed at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Los Angeles as a web designer and instructor.

On this blog I will reveal all that I know and love about art, design and the creative process.

From Twitter:

Massive Set of Vintage Logos on Flickr

So I couldn’t just let all these pages sit on my hard drive without sharing every last one of them. I’ve uploaded every single page I had scanned from the book of logos, which happens to be called World of Logotypes. Googling will turn up a few results as well as a post Scott Hansen at ISO50 had done regarding another edition of the book.

I tried to clean up the scans as best I could while making sure all the little printing imperfections in the book remained intact. With the time to scan and clean up… I have no idea how much time ended up going into this. Enjoy!

Oh, and if you want to download every page in a nice little ZIP file, here you go.

vintage_logos_all.jpg


55 Comments

Comments

  1. Dav(id), Forma March 18th, 2008 at 6:47 am

    These are breathtakingly fabulous. (Thank you so much, for posting them.)

  2. jon contino March 18th, 2008 at 9:11 am

    this is amazing, what a great find. thanks for uploading this!!!

  3. David March 19th, 2008 at 11:10 am

    Thank you so much. I’m a ferret when it comes to design.

  4. ISO50 - The Visual Work of Scott Hansen » Blog Archive » Vintage Logotypes March 19th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    [...] from the book to his flickr. You can also download all the images in a handy Zip file directly from his blog. Thanks Eric, this is an invaluable resource. It would be great to see more people post out of [...]

  5. Boreale March 19th, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    A great resource ! Thanks for all your time spent upon the scan ! :-)

  6. Allan Cole March 19th, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Thanks so much for putting in the time and effort. Such an incredible resource!

  7. Volker March 20th, 2008 at 1:11 am

    Thats great! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Jessie Rumble March 20th, 2008 at 1:53 am

    As a graphic designer, I do thank you :)

    Julien from France

  9. Wallace Henning March 20th, 2008 at 2:09 am

    WOW!!
    Thank you so much for spending the time to scan all of these in! I cant wait to flick through it all when I get a chance!

    PS. I found you from ISO50!

  10. Jokke March 20th, 2008 at 6:42 am

    Wauw this is greatly appreciated Erik. Thanks man :)
    I will enjoy browsing through these beauties :p Nice that you made an effort to preserve the printing imperfections. Respect!

    AND I will bookmark you on my del.icio.us for this.

    - J

  11. ror March 20th, 2008 at 7:37 am

    surpurb. you’ll love this then if you haven’t seen it already….

  12. ror March 20th, 2008 at 7:38 am

  13. eric March 20th, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Yeah ror, very cool video, but I think they killed that style for everyone else now. ;)

    Glad you dudes are finding them useful!

  14. Fred March 20th, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Hey thanks for this!!! Long live the old school.

  15. Yaco March 21st, 2008 at 5:22 am

    Really nice work with the scanning and detail.

    got here via Scott’s blog.

  16. Manuel, Æstheticrew March 21st, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Eric, you just made my day. And probably not only this day!

    Thanks a million for this! I immediately tried to order the books at my amazon, and part II. will hopefully arrive here in a few days, but part I. is handled at 160 euros, can you believe it?

  17. The future: Logotypes in the 70’s : Æstheticrew.com March 21st, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    [...] sports some old used issues of them, but especially part I. is utterly expensive. But fear not, Eric Carl, who scanned the first book in its entirety, offers a .zip for your viewing pleasure. Maybe it is [...]

  18. xian March 24th, 2008 at 2:17 am

    tanx

  19. Adam March 24th, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Thank you, Eric, awesome stuff. Cheers.

  20. Dave March 25th, 2008 at 8:35 am

    Thanks, thanks, and thanks again.

  21. Thain March 26th, 2008 at 9:46 am

    Thaink You, this resource is exactly the kind of thing the world needs to reestablish what pure logo design is. Thaink You for this.

  22. zoë jessica March 27th, 2008 at 8:41 am

    Thank you so much!

  23. Livingston Samuel March 27th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    wonderful content for inspiration!

    thanks a lot :)

  24. riomx March 31st, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Thank you for being kind enough to do this! Much appreciated from someone whose life is ruled by nostalgia :)

  25. Best Of March 2008 | Best of the Month | Smashing Magazine April 1st, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    [...] Vintage LogotypesWell Eric Carl has graciously posted all of the pages from the book to his Flickr page. You can also download all the images in a handy Zip file directly from his blog. More vintage logos. [ via iso50 ] [...]

  26. Luke Ratcliffe (Saouke) April 1st, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    An invaluable resource, thankyou so much for uploading this out of print book! :)

    So much inspiration can be found in these logos, nice to see some are still with trends that seem to be coming around again now!

    Thanks! :)

  27. Best Of March 2008 - juliomarroquin.com April 1st, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    [...] Vintage LogotypesWell Eric Carl has graciously posted all of the pages from the book to his Flickr page. You can also download all the images in a handy Zip file directly from his blog. More vintage logos. [ via iso50 ] [...]

  28. Best Of March 2008 - juliomarroquin.com April 1st, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    [...] Vintage LogotypesWell Eric Carl has graciously posted all of the pages from the book to his Flickr page. You can also download all the images in a handy Zip file directly from his blog. More vintage logos. [ via iso50 ] [...]

  29. Jay April 2nd, 2008 at 6:41 am

    Dude you are such a legend. Really appreciate this. Thx!

  30. TuanAnh April 2nd, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    awesome !!!!!
    Thank you!

  31. Carolyn April 4th, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Thank you so much! What a gift to give the blogging world.

  32. Andreas April 9th, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    I did already download half of the flickr pics – when I found your .zip here. grplstpft!

    great Great GREAT collection!

  33. shannon April 9th, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    just want to echo the sentiment of the other commenters and thank you for this post! what great inspiration; i can’t wait to sit down and pick them all apart~

  34. canisay.org » Blog Archive » About Me April 10th, 2008 at 12:23 am

    [...] Vintage logos. Found this today while I was at [...]

  35. Mary had a little mayhem :: Blog Archive » World of Logotypes April 10th, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    [...] there’s this book from the 70s with these sweet, sweet logos from the old school. This guy Eric Carl scanned a limited number of pages from his copy and uploaded the hi-res version onto his flickr [...]

  36. yufina April 16th, 2008 at 12:45 am

    Hi eric.

    it’s so nice of you to upload and share the logos! i’ll definetely visit ur blog often! keep up the interesting stuff!

  37. مجلة على الفهوة : Design-Galleries, Showcases, Inspiration April 20th, 2008 at 3:57 am

    [...] Vintage Logotypes Well Eric Carl has graciously posted all of the pages from the book to his Flickr page. You can also download all the images in a handy Zip file directly from his blog. More vintage logos. [ via iso50 ] [...]

  38. Amazing, Adorable, Ambitious and Astonishing Links of April | Malene Hald May 3rd, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    [...] Massive Vintage Logo to Flickr [...]

  39. 2rlab’s voice and thoughts. » Blog Archive » Vintage Logos May 22nd, 2008 at 5:55 am

    [...] Belle illustrazioni, bellissimo uso dei colori. Nel suo blog il link al flickr di un suo amico – Eric Carl, anche questo progettista – che si è preso la briga di pubblicare delle pagine di un libro, ormai [...]

  40. mafo May 28th, 2008 at 5:37 am

  41. World of logotypes - al cooper « Oyphis Home July 27th, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    [...] logótipos vintage. Foi agora disponibilizado todas as paginas do livro, onde podem fazer download aqui Filed under: Design [...]

  42. matteo September 12th, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Thanks Man! That`s fantastic!
    Exactly what I was looking for. Sometimes I really think the net is so great and there`s a lot of great people in it!

    Take care.

  43. Geoff Griffiths January 12th, 2009 at 4:22 am

    Wow, really appreciate the time and effort put in to do this. The www needs more people like you :)

  44. Micha March 7th, 2009 at 2:32 am

    Thank you for sharing!

  45. NEWBARIC May 21st, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Your time and effort is greatly appreciated. Beautiful designs, endless inspiration.

  46. Arch May 28th, 2009 at 4:11 am

    Eric — you RULE

  47. Vjex May 31st, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Invaluable. wow dude, you are a treasure.

  48. World of logotypes • Blog Archive • Leartset September 21st, 2009 at 6:10 am

    [...] (0) < Download editable pdf file ( compatible with Adobe Illustrator ) Sourced from Eric Carl’s Design and Illustration blog via Scott Hansen’s ISO50 A vectorised page, bet you’d like to download the other pages [...]

  49. World of Logotypes January 25th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    [...] escaneó 120 páginas de este libro y las puso en su Flickr. También pueden bajarlas como zip en su blog. Aquí la mayoría son pictográficos y tipográficos, pero en la colección hay muchísimos [...]

  50. Vintage Logos | Nickel GbR - Blog February 7th, 2010 at 7:37 am

    [...] Sammlung alter Logos auf flickr hochgeladen. Alternativ als komplette Sammlung gezippt auch in diesem Eintrag zu haben. Schlagwörter:design, flickr, logo, vintage Dieser Eintrag wurde on Dienstag, März [...]

  51. Vjeko March 30th, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Thanks man! A great thing you have done for a design community.

  52. Vintage logotypes « GD12 Inspirationsblog April 14th, 2010 at 5:08 am

    [...] her: http://blog.sans-concept.com/?p=130 Posted by saibot09 Filed in Logos Leave a Comment [...]

  53. Geek is a Lift-Style. »Archive » Best Of March 2008 June 16th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    [...] Vintage Logotypes Well Eric Carl has graciously posted all of the pages from the book to his Flickr page. You can also download all the images in a handy Zip file directly from his blog. More vintage logos. [ via iso50 ] [...]

  54. Anonymous June 16th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    I love this collection! Thank you!!!

  55. Anonymous May 2nd, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    thanks really awesome

Leave a Comment