Operating Manual for Graphic Designers Connecting Past and Present through Project Based Learning


Hsiao-Yun Chu
Joshua Singer


This project combined historical enquiry and analysis with graphic design fundamentals of page layout and typography in an undergraduate student project. The goal of the project was design a contemporary cover for, and to typeset the full text of, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, a short book first published in 1968 by futurist and designer/architect R. Buckminster Fuller.


History and Precedents