There are few things that intersect as many of my nerdy interests as this 1975 NASA Graphics Standards Manual from Standards Manual (Amazon link). It has become one of my favorite—and most discussed—coffee table books.
I’m a big fan of mid-century corporate identities and I think the NASA worm logo is among the best. Who doesn’t want details about how the aerospace educational van is supposed to be painted?
The manual is mostly one-sided, but includes several pages that fold out to provide additional details.
The manual also comes in the swanky space wrap. It’s a clever touch.