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
Also on FireGeezer…
- Is a revolutionary fire resistive coating lost through the death of the eccentric creator? – May 16, 2012
- Don’t drink and fry … Flee and Clueless … from the London Fire Brigade – March 16, 2012
- “Its What We Do …” – April 29, 2013
- I will have what he is drinking – November 26, 2011