Manuals 1, a book by Unit Editions, is one of the crowning jewels of our little collection.
This hefty tome represents some of the best examples from the golden era of logo design. Notable examples include Lufthansa, NASA and New York City Transit Authority, most known for its iconic presentation of station names and NY metro signage. The book includes a foreword by one of its creators, the legendary Massimo Vignelli.
The layout of the book is highly functional, with the manuals photographed in a no-thrills fashion and all the details preserved. And rightly so, as those are some of the examples of graphic design at its best.
Manuals 1 is sold out right now, and there’s little chance it will ever be reprinted. Fortunately, you can preorder Manuals 2, by going to the publisher’s website. Even though the publishers are not paying us for the subtle product placement (and too bad), we wish them all the success.