News: October 19, 2016

New book: American Revolution Bicentennial


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We're very happy to announce our third title, a facsimile reprint of the The American Revolution Bicentennial symbol graphics standards manual.

The American Revolution Bicentennial (ARB) symbol was the logo for America’s 200th birthday, and a precursor to the NASA logo that Bruce Blackburn would design a couple of years later.

The long-forgotten manual is now available as a perfect facsimile of the original, wrapped in a black blind embossed dust jacket, and features a foreword by Bruce Blackburn and an essay by New York magazine’s Christopher Bonanos.

Check out the book and get more information here.

We're on press in Minnesota for our next book.

Stay tuned for more information on this title which will be a slight departure in format for us. The prints are looking amazing and we're super excited to share it with you.

Hint: Fourth of July...

About Standards Manual

Standards Manual is a New York City based independent publishing imprint founded by designers Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth in 2014.

We strive to archive and preserve lost artifacts of design history and make them available to future generations.

Being designers ourselves, we value high quality books. As an independent publisher, we are able to produce our books using only the finest papers, printing, and finishing methods. We don’t cut corners when it comes to quality.