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From article

The running man is the ISO symbol used to designate an exit, as designed by Yukio Ota in the 1970’s in collaboration with a Japanese fire safety organization.

Wonder why it is not adopted by the NFPA?

Slate Deputy Editor Julia Turner wrote an interesting article about exit signs: The Big Red Word vs. the Little Green Man that was published on March 08 (here)

It describes the battle for a standardized exit pictogram and explores some of the issues.

It is part of a series of six articles about signs, pictographs and the impact of GPS.

What do you think about it? Would the running man be more effective?


Mike “FossilMedic” Ward

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