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Pre-order Logomotive at lower price

Please click on the ‘PRE-ORDER LOGOMOTIVE NOW‘ button below, complete the online form, submit it, and we'll reserve a copy for you. Our USA-based representative will contact you to take payment when the book is ready for despatch. The pre-order price is $41.25 (reduced from $55.00) and includes priority shipping, so you will receive your copy at the same time as the US bookstores.

Presented on a red background is a black and white railroad graphic of Zephyrus, winged god of the west wind, pointing to the future above a speeding, three-car diesel train. The title Logomotive follows in bold, yellow, Art Deco lettering.

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If you want your book straight away, just click on the ‘BUY LOGOMOTIVE NOW’ button below. On completion of your online purchase, we will then arrange for a copy to be sent direct to you via air courier from our UK warehouse. We can keep open the pre-publication price of $41.25 but will need to charge you an additional $32.00 for the courier, at cost, making a total of $73.25.

Presented on a red background is a black and white railroad graphic of Zephyrus, winged god of the west wind, pointing to the future above a speeding, three-car diesel train. The title Logomotive follows in bold, yellow, Art Deco lettering.

LOGOMOTIVE: Railroad Graphics and the American Dream

Available within USA from April 21, 2021, or buy now and we'll ship from UK.

During the 1960s and 1970s Ian Logan made numerous return trips photographing the bold, energetic railroad graphics he found painted on locomotives, wagons and guard’s vans. His 35 mm transparencies are now a valuable historical archive. Over the years he has built up a collection of related magazines and newspapers, letterheads, timetables, brochures, matchbooks, ashtrays, badges, posters and postcards. Together they form a visual feast, a salute in his own words to ‘the most exciting collection of graphic imagery ever to have been produced in this field anywhere in the world’.

“Ian Logan and Jonathan Glancey are to be congratulated for assembling such a rich collection of images with a strong narrative that captures the spirit of an age and its boundless confidence.”
Norman Foster

A celebration of marketing magic

To this cornucopia of vintage railroad graphics, the distinguished design commentator Jonathan Glancey – another lifelong railway enthusiast – brings a well-informed, perceptive analysis of its iconography, of the way every aspect of the railroads, from the locomotives and rolling stock to architecture, advertisements and timetables, was designed to project an image of speed, efficiency, adventure and the American dream.

“An authoritative overview of the high tide of railroad design, written by professionals who really know their business.”
Kevin Keefe, Railroad Heritage Magazine