Book enhancement: new section
We just passed 7,000 backers and, thanks to economies of scale, we want to share an enhancement we are now able to add to the book!
Introducing The Manager's Guide to the NASA Graphics Standards Manual.
Designed by Richard Danne and Gary Skeggs and published in 1983, The Manager's Guide was follow-up material to the NASA Graphics Standards Manual (which at that point was known as the Unified Visual Communication System).
"It was meant to mark that moment in time, to show how unified the material were, serve as a Progress Report, and guide for the future."—Richard Danne
We have received pristine copies of The Manager's Guide from Richard Danne and will be including it as a supplement at the back of the book.
The Manager's Guide served three objectives:
To demonstrate how to produce materials by the most cost-efficient method.
To ensure that each item reflected the vitality, knowledge, and precision of NASA.
To maintain a unified appearance for all visual materials.
Each page of The Manager's Guide will be printed double-sided to match the saddle stitch format of the original guide. Below you can see original 1983 slides of the guide (provided by DanneDesign) and our scans of the guide showing some details.
The Manager's Guide will add 22 pages to the book, increasing the total to 222.
We think this is a great addition to the book, and shows how deeply integrated the NASA Graphics Standards Manual had become.
Many thanks for your continued enthusiasm and support around this project.
Richard and Bruce are thrilled, to say the least. This campaign is about bringing their work to light, about preserving their legacy. We appreciate that you are choosing to be a part of it.
Hamish and Jesse