We are pleased to announce the official release of the EPA Graphic Standards System. Since the Kickstarter campaign in April, we’ve been hard at work to produce the book, which is easily the most complicated title we’ve published.
After its founding in 1970, the EPA quickly became a vital nation-wide environmental agency — but their graphic design and communications strategies were lacking, resulting in millions of dollars being wasted annually. Chermayeff & Geismar Associates (now Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv) set about to solve this issue by designing a detailed and thoughtful system to employ consistent standards of design throughout the agency. Now, their EPA Graphic Standards System is available as a faithful reissue, printed at the same size as the original, and employing the original vibrant Pantone inks.
The book also includes a foreword and introduction by designers Tom Geismar and Steff Geissbühler, an essay by Christopher Bonanos, and 48 pages of photographs from the EPA-commissioned Documerica Project (1970-1977).
The EPA Graphic Standards System is available to order here.