SYMBOL SIGNS: THE DEVELOPMENT OF PASSENGER/PEDESTRIAN ORIENTED SYMBOLS FOR USE IN TRANSPORTATION-RELATED FACILITIES

The American Institute of Graphic Arts in cooperation with the United States Department of Transportation, Office of Facilitation, has created 34 passenger and pedestrian oriented symbols for use in transportation-related facilities. The intent of the project was to produce a consistent and interrelated group of symbols to bridge the language barrier and simplify basic messages at domestic and international travel facilities. The working process attempted to take full advantage of strong and widely recognized existing symbol concepts and to introduce new symbol forms only where no satisfactory concepts existed. The report includes detailed descriptions of the process employed to create the symbols as well as guidelines for their use. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Graphic Arts

    1059 Third Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10021
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 228 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098590
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-OS-40192
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM