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.
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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1975 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Graphics Standards Manual © National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
1975 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Graphics Standards Manual Reissue. Published by Standards Manual, LLC. 2015.
NASA seal, NASA insignia, and NASA logotype © National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
While NASA is the source of the Manual, the publication and distribution of the NASA Graphics Standards Manual is not sponsored or endorsed by NASA and is an independent project undertaken in an effort to preserve and disseminate an archival record of graphic design from the era.
All images of the 1975 NASA Graphics Standards Manual, 1974 presentation to NASA, and The Manager’s Guide to NASA Graphics Standards contained in this edition have been scanned from the private archive of Richard Danne.
Book photography: Brian Kelley