Inspiration can’t be bought, unless you happen to be looking to design a logo and need some positive energy; then Logobook may be worth a look (yes, we’re on it). Comprising a gargantuan 7,000 logos from around the world, sorted alphabetically, Logobook also incorporates details such as their year of conception, designer, and company, over nearly 800 pages and 5.5 lbs of paper. It’s a definite must-read for aspiring designers, who should also check out Logorama, the short co-directed by Logobook’s author.

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