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Logomotive available in the USA from October 15

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Logomotive was published in the USA on April 1. It has been in such big demand that our Chicago warehouse has sold out. More stock is on the way. In the meantime, please place an order with Barnes & Noble or Amazon or, to support local bookstores, IndieBound. Once you're in the queue, you're assured of priority despatch. If you encounter any problems, please direct your enquiries to the UK (right).

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.

Enquiries to the UK

In case of difficulty obtaining stock, please click on the CONTACT UK button below and write to our sales team who will help you out. You are also welcome to write with editorial comments or press enquiries, using the email addresses listed on our Contact page. The CONTACT UK button will take you straight there. Having spent two and a half years creating Logomotive, we are always interested to talk about it!

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

Book available now in the USA

During the 1960s and 1970s Ian Logan made numerous trips photographing the bold, energetic railroad graphics he found painted on locomotives, boxcars, and cabooses. 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