Olympic symbols! Article on International symbol history: "ISOTYPE" was originally for making statistics palatable via pictures. Governments then caught on to their success to help language barriers! Interesting.
Vintage Visual Language: The Story of Isotype | Brain Pickings
‘ New Graphical Symbols for Many More: Graphical Symbols for Public Information' (2008) As part of a collection of pictograms designed for 'public Information here we see various symbols representing medical environments. I am drawn to these as they are graphically informative, yet contemporary with varying shapes, strokes and compositions. Yet there is an element of uniformity and these pictograms are fully functional in monochrome which is something I need to consider in my work.