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Moskvich logotypes

May be most of you know one of the symbols of the communism – the russian car – Moskvich. Some photos of this Moskvich 408 Coupe ( very rare – they say there are only 2 cars like this in the world ) have inspired me to find pictures of different Moskvich logotypes. The badges on the back of the car, not the front logos.       This is the best picture I’ve found. A lot of models on 1 place. Nice…
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Michelin Logo in vintage posters

**** It is one of the two largest tire manufacturers in the world along with Bridgestone. French tire company Michelin has been around for a very long time. This is probably why their pudgy white mascot Bibendum is now intrinsically part of cycling graphic design. We are all familiar with his layered tire appearance, but we may be less acquainted with the history of the brand. It is actually one…
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3 Official Vintage Heroin Logos

Heroin is a very dangerous and addictive drug. But there was a time when it was prescribed for cough. The manufacturer was Bayer ( the company that invented the Aspirin )  and they were selling it between 1897-1904 in Germany. Later it was banned, of course. A curious fact is that Heroin was sold over the counter until the mid-1920s in the U.K. I’ve tried to make a research for that 20+ years…
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10 cool vintage beer logos and can designs

1 – The Lion Brewery Inc 1930s-1940s. May be we can define “Gibbons” as a good example of true oldschool American logotype. The colors are great, too. A new coffee table-topper from Chronicle Books,  Beer: A Genuine Collection of Cans , peers into the 1,400-plus collection of beer can-enthusiast John Russo and presents nearly 500 of the most interesting finds that represent craft breweries now…
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The First American Book On How To “Select” A Successful Logo

Published in 1947, the  Textile Brand Names Dictionary __was devised as a simple resource for those entering the textile business. I’ll copy for you a small paragraph from the Heller’s blog that’s probably representing the essence of the things: This book was possibly the first American primer on how to “select” a successful mark. So, in the spirit of advancing design history it is instructive…
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