NASA’s Golden Age of Design Chronicled in Reissued Standards Manual

1992 was not a good year for NASA — at least, not according to graphic designers. That was the year the space agency ditched their futuristic “worm” logo in favor of the old “meatball” logo, effectively sidelining two decades of modern design standards. This golden age of NASA design was chronicled in Danne & Blackburn’s 1974 NASA Graphics Standards Manual, a visual brand guide outlining the look of everything from stationary to space shuttles