The NASA Graphics Standards Manual by Richard Danne and Bruce Blackburn is a futuristic vision for an agency at the cutting edge of science and exploration.
The book features a foreword by Richard Danne, an essay by Christopher Bonanos, scans of the original manual (from Danne’s personal copy), reproductions of the original NASA 35mm slide presentation, and scans of the ‘Managers Guide’, a follow up booklet distributed by NASA.
The book republishes the 1974 Nasa design manual by New York firm Danne & Blackburn, detailing how the space agency’s graphic identity should be used on everything from letterheads to rockets. Pentagram associate partners Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth scanned and printed Richard Danne’s original personal ring-bound copy of the manual to recreate the hardcover book in all its retro-futuristic glory.
129 image plates
9.5 × 11.5"
24.1 × 29.2 cm
CMYK + 5 Pantone® spot colors
100 gsm Yupo Original and Perigord Matte 135 gsm papers
Case-bound with two-color silkscreen and soft touch lamination
Individually packaged in static shielding pouch
Printed in Italy
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