NASA Graphics Standards Manual
Fans of NASA and its adventures into the heavens will love the NASA Graphics Standards Manual. This is an item that can complement one’s growing collection of space memorabilia. It may not have the Star Wars fancy to it nor the charm of the Star Trek voyages, but it definitely has value of its own. The book comes as a hardbound masterpiece that documents some of the fascinating stories of the space agency.
The 220-page book features 129 image plates sourced from the archives of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. It provides a rare glimpse of never-before-seen images straight from original 35-mm slide presentations by NASA’s top-notch engineers. These may be reproductions of the original, but they do offer a deeper understanding of the mindset of a NASA designer and engineer.
The Graphics Standards Manual also contains digital scans of the agency’s Managers Guide. This should offer fans and space enthusiasts a once-in-a-lifetime glimpse of the rules that NASA managers adhere to every day. It also includes NASA’s follow-up booklet.
Written by Bruce Blackburn and Richard Danne, the NASA Graphics Standards Manual is a great gift for nerds or anyone who has been following NASA for years. Each “Manual” features high-quality papers that include a 135 gsm Perigod Matte and a 100 gsm Yupo Original. Soft-touch lamination technology helps preserve the two-color silkscreen design of the book’s cover. The book also comes with a special pouch that protects it against static discharges.
The NASA Graphics Standards Manual may not win any major awards for literature, but it can win the hearts of many aspiring space explorers. It’s a great gift for those who are following the development of the space agency as they lead into the 22nd century. It is a good read for those who love anything and everything technical.