Tuesday, 25 April 2017

graphic charter

The beleaguered but persistent US Environmental Protection Agency is reissuing the 1977 edition of its design manual. This style book—as were many other projects, was commissioned by the National Endowment for the Arts’ Federal Graphics Improvement Programme, which was created under the Nixon administration. Sadly, it’s not the US military that needs to host a bake-sale to stay solvent but perhaps interest in this re-printing could help the agency keep its lights on.