Friday, 11 December 2015

How The Universal Symbols For Escalators, Restrooms, And Transport Were Designed

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Today, travelers rushing through an airport or pausing at a roadside rest stop barely notice the standard symbols that direct the flow of human traffic. The little rounded man indicating the restroom and his female partner with her triangular dress are too familiar to think twice about. Symbols have long been helpful in transcending cultural and linguistic barriers.

But how were they designed?

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