Featuring over 1300 symbols, organised into groups and sub-groups according to their visual characteristics. Every symbol is captioned with information on who is was designed for, who designed it, when, and what the symbols stand for.
These sections are interspersed with short but detailed case studies featuring both classic symbols and exceptional examples of recently designed symbols.
An updated smaller edition was released in 2014.
Angus Hyland is a graduate of the RCA and a partner at Pentagram Design London. He is the author of C/ID and the best-selling The Picture Book.
Steven Bateman is a freelance writer who has worked with some of the UK’s leading design agencies. A regular contributor to Grafik magazine, he also writes for ISTD Condensed, Nico, and Varoom.