Editors: Tony Brook, Adrian Shaughnessy Publisher: Unit Editions, London Publication: 2019, Reprint Binding: Hardcover, section sewn Pages: 432 Size: 270 × 315 Text: English Design: Spin, London
(Publishers review) 'Manuals 2 is a comprehensive study of corporate identity manuals from the golden era of identity design.
As a companion volume to Manuals 1, Manuals 2 is a carefully-curated collection of 20th-century style guides, or as Steven Heller calls them – “sacred texts, revered for how they help shift graphic design from simply an intuitive practice to a rigorously strategic one”.
The book includes reproductions of 20 design manuals created for US and European institutions and corporations including IBM, Westinghouse, Canadian National Railway (CN), Bell System, Knoll, PTT, the Montreal Olympics and the Dutch police. Many of them have been designed by the giants of 20th-century identity design, including Lester Beall (USA), Paul Rand (USA), Allan Fleming (Can), Total Design (NL), Alan Fletcher (UK), Otl Aicher (Ger), Studio Dumbar (NL) and North (UK).' (source) www.uniteditions.com
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