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?
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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