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2009-04-15 | Gotham Books

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A mark for an imprint of Penguin Putnam, the logo both captures New York City, which the name Gotham implies, but distinctly refers to publishing with the book forms used to create the skyscraper icon.

Designer: Eric Baker

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17 Comments to “2009-04-15 | Gotham Books”

Paul Randall
Apr 15, 2009 at 12:03 am

I like the design, but to be honest, I didn’t know that Gotham implied NYC. A nice touch.

Apr 15, 2009 at 12:06 am

In recent Comic Books, Gotham has been said to be a different city than New York, but it is true that in its origins, Gotham was a fictive city that represented New York.
I don’t know if there are other links between Gotham and New York.
Average Concept, Great execution…. it like the opposite of usual comments.

I simply love the fact that the Empire State is made out of books and is still recognisable.

Kenneth Wiggins
Apr 15, 2009 at 12:45 am

very creative to have the books as the empire state building!

awesome logo design!

Apr 15, 2009 at 1:38 am

Very nice and creative. Cheers to the designer.

Apr 15, 2009 at 2:05 am

Props to this one! Gotham has always been NYC except for the most recent Batman movie when it was Chicago – why they did that, who knows?

The logo rocks either way!

Apr 15, 2009 at 2:55 am

I Like the logo, its great to see the empire state building of books.
Hmmm…Gotham Books

Torrie Foster
Apr 15, 2009 at 6:19 am

Interesting. I immediately saw the books and the empire state building. Nice work.

Apr 15, 2009 at 2:46 pm

this is perfect, bout time we see some great logos coming to the site!

Eric Blair
Apr 15, 2009 at 11:09 pm

Brilliant! I love it.

Apr 15, 2009 at 11:25 pm

I love it! The logo is just perfect!

Apr 16, 2009 at 10:52 am

Very clever and unique… Batman would be proud!

Apr 16, 2009 at 10:53 am

Very clever and unique… Batman would be proud!

Leave it to me to misspell my name on a logo in the realm of comics… ;p

Apr 16, 2009 at 10:55 am

On a roll today…

Apr 17, 2009 at 6:06 am

Superb execution. This one made me smile. Definitely inspiring.

Brian Cassidy
Apr 17, 2009 at 6:16 pm

This logo concept was executed very well. You see books and the empire state building right away. Even if all you saw was a generic building made by books, the name gotham has enough connection to a city from batman for it to all make sense. I like the balance and it looks like it scales really well. Good job.

Kevin Burr
Apr 24, 2009 at 1:18 am

Fantastic concept and execution.

Jan 4, 2011 at 6:56 pm

nothing short of glorious. absolute perfection in every way. talk about a show-stopping piece of legacy work for the client and designer alike.