Handbook of Pictorial Symbols: 3,250 Examples from International Sources

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Courier Corporation, 1976 - Art - 143 pages
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Pictorial symbols furnish travelers and motorists with important information at airports and on highways and are frequently used on packages, clothing, and appliances from around the world. The international use of these symbols is steadily increasing, and this handbook brings together 3,250 examples from numerous sources.
Here are symbols that represent children and young adults, teachers, family groups, women, men, airplanes, cars and other vehicles, farmers, crime, money and finance, government and politics, clothing, machinery, entertainment, and many other symbolic categories. Then come two sections of public symbols for telephone, restroom, coffee shops, and 32 other basic facilities, arranged first by service or facility and then by system--Department of Transportation, Netherlands Railroad, Tokyo Olympic Games, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Montreal Expo, and 20 others. Also included are symbols from additional systems, such as European Road signs, U.S. Weather Bureau Cloud Code Charts, and the Netherlands Statistical Foundation Symbols by G. Arntz. A detailed table of contents and an index direct users to specific symbols.
Unequaled for its breadth and ease of use, this comprehensive sourcebook is a necessity for anyone working in the field of pictography. It is also a primary source for graphic artists who must convey information to an international audience. Anyone interested in the development of universal graphic symbols will find this book a treasury of essential material.
Dover (1976) original publication.

  

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Contents

Children Youths
3
Children Youths Boy Scouts Sports
4
Teachers Students Education
5
Family Groups
6
Immigrants and National Historical Types
7
Blacks
9
Women
10
Salesmen
12
Air Transportation
65
Water Transportation
66
Coffee Shop
67
Bar
68
Shops
69
Ticket Purchase
70
Customs
71
No Smoking
72

Soldiers Sailors Aviators
16
Military Equipment Insignia
17
Airplanes
19
Merchant Vessels
20
Autos and Other Vehicles
22
Accidents
23
Health
24
Meetings Conferences
25
Labor Strikes
26
Farm Machinery Land Use
27
Farm Products Food Beverages Tobacco
28
Crime
31
Time Jewelry and Miscellaneous Symbols
32
Government and Politics
33
Government Buildings Banks Schools
34
Buildings General Houses of Worship Houses Stores
35
Clothing Toilet Articles
36
Household Equipment Tools Containers
37
Machinery Materials Products Factories
40
Entertainment Communication Recreation
42
Animals Insects
44
NETHERLANDS STATISTICAL FOUNDATION SYMBOLS
46
Telephone
55
Currency Exchange
56
First Aid
57
Baggage Lockers
58
Elevator
59
Toilets Women
60
Toilets
61
Hotel Information
62
Taxi
63
Ground Transportation
64
No Parking
73
No Entry
74
ADCA Australian Department of Civil Aviation
75
ATA Air Transport Association
77
BAA British Airports Authority
78
DFW DallasFort Worth
79
DOT 74 Department of Transportation 1974
80
IATA International Air Transport Association
82
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization
83
KFAI Sweden
84
LVA Las Vegas Airport
85
NPS National Park Service
86
NRR Netherlands Railroad
89
O64 Olympic Games Tokyo 1964
90
O68 Olympic Games Mexico 1968
92
O72 Olympic Games Munich 1972
93
Pg Pictografics
101
Port Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
109
SP Swedish Standard Recreation Symbols
110
STA SeattleTacoma Airport
116
TA Tokyo Airport
117
TC Transport Canada Airports
118
UIC International Union of Railways
120
WO72 Winter Olympic Games Sapporo 1972
123
X67 Expo 67 Montreal
125
X70 Expo 70 Osaka
126
Grenoble Winter Olympics 1968
128
European Road Signs
131
United States Road Signs
135
Cloud Code Charts
136
Index
139
Copyright

About the author (1976)

Myers has been a professional youth minister since 1965. A Presbyterian Church (USA) minister, he is associate professor of Christian education and director of the doctor of ministry program at Chicago Theological Seminary.

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