Logo R.I.P

A Commemoration of Dead Logotypes



ISBN: 9789063692902 Category:


Fully updated and revised edition of a favourite from the BIS archive. A tribute and major survey of 50 defunct logos. Includes a foreword by Gert Dumbar and features many design classics such as the trademarks of AT&T, BOAC, British Steel, DSM, Mexico68, NASA, Pan Am, PTT Post and UPS.

LOGO R.I.P. is a commemoration of defunct logos that were once an integral part of the landscape, our visual culture and our lives. Many are icons of their time or can be deemed design classics. Each one of the 50 entries comes with a comprehensive design and cultural history (or obituary) to ensure that although these logos may be gone, they are not forgotten.

The book is beautifully designed like a bible, and is luxuriously produced with gold foil lettering, gilt edges, red-ribbon and faux-leather cover. LOGO R.I.P. was awarded a prestigious Pencil at the D&AD Awards, and a Silver Lamp by the ADCN.

Additional information

Weight 384 g
Dimensions 12.8 x 17.7 cm
Publisher name BIS Publishers
Publication date 1 October 2014
Number of pages 196
Format Hardback
Dimensions 12.8 x 17.7 cm
Weight 384 g

The Stone Twins are twin brothers Declan and Garech Stone (born 1970, Dublin). Their multi-award winning design agency has a reputation for unconventional, engaging and witty work. Passionate and assertive about design, the work of The Stone Twins is included in the permanent collections of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

Declan and Garech write regularly for various magazines and blogs - such as Eye (the International Review of Graphic Design), DesignWeek, and for 10 years had a monthly column in Communicatie. In addition, the duo were Head of the 'Man and Communication' department at Design Academy Eindhoven from 2008 until 2013. They currently provide lectures and workshops on visual communication at several international design schools.