1975 NASA Graphics Standards Manual / by 3.1

To my design, typography and space geek friends...

I've just pledged to back this campaign because this is just too good to not have in on my bookshelf.

Seriously. I always preferred NASA's 'worm' logo to the 'meatball' one anyway.

The project is brought to you by the same amazing people that stumbled across an old New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual and decided to photograph it and create a website dedicated to archiving it's design simplicity for all to see at standardsmanual.com

As somebody who salivates and gets really (over) excited about super aesthetically pleasing design, looking at these two design standards manuals is both inspiring and cathartic to me. Sadly, London Underground's pitiful PDF versions of their numerous and convoluted design standards manuals (which they can't even stick to themselves) can only aspire to such concise consistency. I often imagine that Frank Pick would be turning in his grave on a daily basis...

Back the re-issue of this NASA gem via the Kickstarter project – click here.