Books by Per Mollerup:
A Guide to Environmental Signage
Lars Müller Publishers,
Baden, CH, 2006
332 pages, 17x32 cm
Wayshowing presents a communication-based theory about wayshowing in general and signage in particular. The book introduces a set of practical rules based on the ways we normally use to navigate in unknown environments. The first part of the book connects practical experience with new theory and research. The second part of the book presents examples of successful wayshowing dealing with airports, railways, hospitals, museums, and business buildings in several countries.
A design Album of Space-Saving Objects
Thames & Hudson, London, 2001
New hardcover edition, 2007
232 pages, 21x22 cm
Collapsibles is also published in US, French, and German editions.
Collapsibles are utensils that expand and become large when used and fold and become small for storage and transport. Collapsibles include any object with these characteristics, from big tops to Swiss pocket knives, umbrellas, glasses, and rubberbands. The book presents a new taxonomy with twelve classes of collapsibles: stress, folding, creases, bellows, assembly, hinging, roll up, sliding, nesting, inflating, fans, and concertina.
The History and Taxonomy of Trademarks
Phaidon Press, London 1997
Revised edition, 2007
240 sider, 25x29 cm
Marks of Excellence is also available in a French edition:
Les images de Marques,
Phaidon Press, Paris, 2005
Marks of Excellence traces the development of trademarks through 5,000 years. The development starts with Egyptian tombstones and continues through the Roman era to the first manufactories and industrialism to our time. The book develops a basic taxonomy, that codifies trademarks in relation of graphic form and semantic intention. Marks of Excellence has become the international reference book on the subject and is after ten years on the market still a best seller in its field.
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