ATG Quirkies: For Love of an Out of Date Logo

All of you government documents librarians out there should be ecstatic. A 1970’s government doc has gained cult status!  

NASA/Danne & Blackburn

NASA/Danne & Blackburn

The publication creating all the stir is a $79 out of print manual about a modern NASA Logo that has design and space aficionados over the moon. It’s all part of a recent Kickstarter campaign that will produce “a high-quality hardcover printing of this bureaucratic relic.”  According to Hamish Smyth, a designer at the firm Pentagram, “It is a wonderful example of modernist design thinking that was prevalent in the ’70s and the ’60s,” … “To me as a designer, technically, it’s pretty perfect.”

(Thanks, as always, to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies!)

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