Symbol by Angus Hyland and Steven Bateman

Symbol is a book published in 2011 by Angus Hyland and Steven Bateman.

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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.

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These sections are interspersed with short but detailed case studies featuring both classic symbols and exceptional examples of recently designed symbols.

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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.