From the SEGD Archives, circa 2012: San Francisco’s most famous landmark turned 75 in 2011 and in honor of the occasion, as well as anticipation of the rush of visitors it would inspire, the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District (the bridge operator) partnered with the Golden Gate Bridge National Parks Conservancy to rethink the entire visitor experience.
We know we placed it somewhere, but somehow we seem to be losing our humanity in the accelerating quest for digitization and automation. I call this trend Relocating Humanity, which speaks to not only the massive changes brought about accelerating increases in technology and the attendant social shifts, but the need to re-establish and relocate our humanity in the process.
Portland Maine is even more picturesque and quaint than I imagined it would be—and it’s home to Designtex’s surface imaging program, complete with large-format multi-substrate precision-printing capability and staff of artists, craftspeople, and technologists.
Everywhere we go, signs surround us. Words and pictograms tell us where we are, arrows and directions show us where to go. But do they help? Do we really need signs?
For this part, I interviewed Donald Marinelli, who gave one of most compelling, wild and informative presentations on next generation audiences I ever heard at TEA Connect’s 2013 SATE (Story + Architecture + Technology = Entertainment) conference in Savannah, Georgia.
"The challenge of JP Atlanta,” said Richard Poulin, “was to create an identity with a clear reference to the 1960s and the era of the initial development of Peachtree Center without producing something static or dated.”
Accepting the award, Eileen Jones cited the importance of team collaboration and culture in producing superior results. “What is essential to design leadership is inspiring passion, curiosity and creativity across teams,” she said. “This is how great design happens.”
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Mike Wolff announced his retirement as Chairman of the SDS, after steering the organization since 2006. He is succeeded by Sian Kelly, Director with the wayfinding and experiential graphic design consultancy The Velvet Principle.
The infographic outlines some of the main features to look out for if you’re selecting an accessible font.