Standards Manual

American Revolution Bicentennial


Acclaimed designer Bruce Blackburn envisioned much of the visual language that defined the US during the ’70s, including his iconic work for NASA. Among his roster of impactful designs includes those for the bicentennial of the American Revolution, taking place in 1976. Standards Manual continues their in depth look at the work of influential graphic design with their latest edition dedicated toward Blackburn’s work on America’s 200th birthday. Through 52 pages, 49 image plates, a forward by Blackburn himself and an essay by Christopher Bonanos, this book is a glimpse at process, inspiration and how both functioned in an important time for America.