The development of a great relationship
with Spanish publisher Index Book

Over the past few years I've developed a great relationship with the Spanish publisher Index Book, resulting in incredible international exposure for my work. It all began with initial email contact with designer and author Pedro Guitton when he was planning a series of logo design books. The series didn't develop as originally hoped, but in the process the project evolved into the book Logos: From North to South America, published by Index Book. I was honored to have 46 logos featured in the volume. The book has now been published in a mini paperback version soon to be released in the U.S.

Since then Guitton has always kept me aware of upcoming design book submission needs for Index Book. As a result, my work is represented in the beautiful book Fashion Identity, recently made available in the U.S through The upcoming Guitton book Brochures: From North to South America will include some of my work, as will the restaurant graphics book Eating and Designing from designer Marta Aymerich.

Some time ago Pedro Guitton invited me to participate in another of his book projects, one devoted to designers, celebrities and icons that individuals in the design profession admired. The concept was to produce a book of graphics images and logos, from designers around the world, that represented those admired people. My submitted graphic was a very simple tribute to Milton Glaser. I recently noticed that Guitton has included the image (shown above) on his promotional page for the book, to be called A Tribute to Celebrities. The book will be launched at the London Book Fair in February of next year.

In an email from Guitton this past week, he told me of his latest project - a book to be called A Tribute to Typography, for which he is currently accepting submissions. Index Book often makes their call for entries public and I include the information in my semi-regular design competition deadline updates on bLog-oMotives.

Index Book is additionally greatly increasing exposure of designers through the publishing of Spanish language volumes of some Rockport Publisher offerings. 1,000 Retail Graphics recently became 1000 Diseños Comerciales , and 1000 Restaurant Bar & Cafe Graphics was translated to 1000 Diseños de restaurantes, bares y cafés, resulting in Rockport book participants having a much great audience in promoting their work.

© 2007 Jeff Fisher LogoMotives

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