Posts Tagged with “identity”

Reissue of the 1975 NASA Graphics Standards Manual

NASA Graphics Manual Reissue

NASA Graphics Manual Reissue

NASA Graphics Manual Reissue

NASA Graphics Manual Reissue

Jesse Reed & Hamish Smyth, the fel­las behind the won­der­ful 1970 NYCTA Graph­ics Stan­dards Man­ual reis­sue, have announced a new Kick­starter for the reis­sue of the 1975 NASA Graph­ics Stan­dards Man­ual.

The orig­i­nal man­ual was cre­ated in 1975 as part of a NASA redesign done by Richard Danne and Bruce Black­burn, and it’s an impor­tant piece of Amer­i­can graphic design his­tory. I’ve been on the look­out for years for a copy of the man­ual, but I still haven’t be able to find one. It’s super rare. That’s what makes this project so great. The man­ual will now be avail­able to the gen­eral pub­lic, so every­one will get to enjoy it.

The reis­sued man­ual will be based on the Danne’s per­sonal copy, and should ship in March 2016. Jesse and Hamish did an incred­i­ble job on the NYCTA man­ual, so I’m sure this reis­sue will be just as good. I’m def­i­nitely back­ing the project.

Here are the specs:

  • Images from the orig­i­nal pre­sen­ta­tion to NASA by Danne & Blackburn
  • 500+ word fore­word by Danne, who has pro­vided never-before-seen mate­ri­als from the DanneDesign archive
  • 2000+ word essay on the cul­ture of NASA at the time of the man­ual by Christo­pher Bonanos
  • Approx­i­mately 5lbs (2.3kg) on earth, 0.9lbs (0.4kg) on the moon
  • 9.5 × 11.5″ (241 × 292mm)
  • 200 pages includ­ing 10 gate folds
  • 93 plates printed from high-resolution scans of Danne’s per­sonal copy of the manual
  • CYMK + 5 Pan­tone® spot colors
  • Hard­cover with soft touch lam­i­na­tion and two-color silkscreen
  • Printed in Italy
  • 100 gsm Yupo Orig­i­nal and Perig­ord Matte 135 gsm
  • Sto­chas­tic printing
  • Red head and tail bands
  • Indi­vid­u­ally pack­aged in sta­tic shield­ing pouch

Atlas

Atlas

Atlas

Atlas

Atlas

Won­der­ful iden­tity design by Atlas for the Barcelona Design Museum. You can see more of Atlas’ excel­lent work on Face­book and Insta­gram.

StudioSmall: Margaret Howell

StudioSmall Margaret Howell

StudioSmall Margaret Howell

StudioSmall Margaret Howell

StudioSmall Margaret Howell

Stu­dioS­mall is a London-based agency that pro­duced this lovely work for fash­ion brand, Mar­garet How­ell. The work includes strat­egy, brand­ing, dig­i­tal, print, and environmental.

Spin: The University for the Creative Arts Identity

Spin: The University for the Creative Arts

Spin: The University for the Creative Arts

Spin: The University for the Creative Arts

Spin has recently design this new iden­tity for The Uni­ver­sity for the Cre­ative Arts in Eng­land, that is based on the sim­ple sten­cil. The iden­tity will be applied to sta­tionery, web­site, print, motion graph­ics, sig­nage, and envi­ron­men­tal graphics.

Albert Romagosa Design Cabinet

Albert Romagosa Design Cabinet

Albert Romagosa Design Cabinet

Albert Romagosa Design Cabinet

Some nice work com­ing out of Barcelona based stu­dio Albert Romagosa Design Cab­i­net.

The Clocksmiths

The Clocksmiths

The Clocksmiths

The Clocksmiths

The Clock­smiths is an Ital­ian design stu­dio con­sist­ing of design­ers Giu­ditta Bru­sadelli and Augusto Arduini. They spe­cial­ize in com­mu­ni­ca­tion and brand­ing design and have com­piled an impres­sive col­lec­tion of work. My per­sonal favorite is the work they did for themselves.

Norway Passport

Neue Norwegian Passport

Neue Norwegian Passport

Neue Norwegian Passport

Oslo based stu­dio, Neue, has been awarded the task of redesign­ing the Nor­we­gian pass­port. I’m not sure if these designs are final, or if it’s just con­cept, but they’re won­der­ful. More gov­ern­ments should embrace great design like this, espe­cially the US.

Mark Tessier Landscape Architecture Branding

Mark Tessier Landscape Architecture

Mark Tessier Landscape Architecture

Mark Tessier Landscape Architecture

Mark Tessier Landscape Architecture

Mark Bloom and Paul Hutchin­son col­lab­o­rated on this beau­ti­ful iden­tity, book and web­site for Mark Tessier Land­scape Archi­tec­ture.

Toko: PTW Architects

Toko PTW Architects

Toko PTW Architects

Toko PTW Architects

Toko PTW Architects

Beau­ti­ful work by Toko for PTW Archi­tects to cel­e­brate their 125th anniver­sary. Toko designed a tem­po­rary iden­tity and 9 bilin­gual books show­cas­ing the firms work.

Manuals 2: Design & Identity Guidelines

Manuals 2

Manuals 2

Manuals 2

Manuals 2

After the suc­cess of Man­u­als 1, Unit Edi­tions has just announced Man­u­als 2, which fea­tures graphic stan­dards and cor­po­rate iden­tity man­u­als for IBM, West­ing­house, Cana­dian Rail, Bell, Knoll, PTT, Mon­treal Olympics, Dutch Police and more. These man­u­als were designed by some of the mas­ters: Georges Huel, Paul Rand, Allan Flem­ing, Total Design, Mas­simo and Lella Vignelli, Alan Fletcher, Otl Aicher and more.

Man­u­als 2 will also fea­ture my copy of the graph­ics man­ual for the 1976 Mon­tréal Olympics. Pretty excited that a piece of my col­lec­tion is included.

The book includes essays, inter­views and a for­ward by Lance Wyman, designer of the 1968 Mex­ico Olympic games.

Hard­back with High Gloss Wrap
260 x 310mm
432 pages

You can pre-order a copy now.

Cartlidge Levene

Cartlidge Levene

Cartlidge Levene

Cartlidge Levene

Cartlidge Levene

A lot of great work from Lon­don based design stu­dio, Cartlidge Lev­ene.

City Sense Platform Branding

City Sense Platform

City Sense Platform

City Sense Platform

I really love the color palette and the over­lay­ing of ele­ments in this brand­ing design by Irene Shkarovska.