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Inside Macintosh: Macintosh Human Interface Guidelines / Appendix - Appendixes
Appendix B - Bibliography / Graphic and Information Design

Icons and Symbols

Diethelm, Walter. Signet Sign Symbol. Zürich: ABC Verlag, 1976.

Dreyfuss, Henry. Symbol Sourcebook: An Authoritative Guide to International Graphic Symbols. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1984.

Presents thousands of symbols, presented first by subject, then by shape, and finally in the index by name. This book provides a fertile source for the designer seeking icons or other stylized design images.

Frutiger, Adrian. Signs and Symbols: Their Design and Meaning. New York: Van inhold, 1989.

Holmes, Nigel, with Rose DeNeve. Designing Pictorial Symbols. New York: Watson-Guptil, 1985.

Presents 54 case studies of how concepts were transformed into icons. This book is useful because it not only shows the finished icon but also explains the stages and thoughts that the designer went through to create each icon.

Modley, Rudolf. Handbook of Pictorial Symbols. New York: Dover Publications, 1976.

Wildbur, Peter. Information Graphics. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1989.

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29 JUL 1996


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