Set your standards
As you prepare to compile and design your company's standards manual, you will want to look around for inspiration. Today, many graphics standards manuals are available online– a perfect place to host design guidelines that will need to be accessed by a variety of people inside and outside of a company. This also helps to ensure that anyone who is using and implementing your identity can do it correctly– given that your style manual is easy to read, navigate, and apply.
An interesting historic example that can be found online is the New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standard Manual, documented in these photographic details. Unique to this standards manual are factors such as height requirements for signs, type spacing for particular signs, and reversal guides for the symbols.
A more typical style guide can be seen in the UCLA standards manual (.pdf), developed in 2004. It outlines the importance of a clear and consistent identity for a university of this size, as well as proper color uses and size requirements.
Read pp. 101-111 in your text and browse online to see examples of other unique standards manuals. Post at least one inspirational guide on your own blog.