Sketchbook Feature Articles

 20 Questions with Lance Wyman, "Navigating Life" (image: portrait of Lance Wyman)
20 Questions with Lance Wyman, "Navigating Life"
03/08/2019

Read Time: 14 minutes

SEGD asks 20 questions of Lance Wyman, FSEGD, an experiential graphic design legend—a literal icon of icons—who is currently working on a massive transit system for Mexico City, where he did some of his most beloved work in the late 1960s.

Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute
Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute
10/30/2018

Read Time: 5.5 minutes

Discovery Elementary School
Wayfinding as Placemaking at Discovery Elementary School
05/10/2016

Discovery Elementary School is the first new elementary school to be built in Arlington, Virginia in more than a decade. The design team from VMDO Architects successfully created a kid-centric, place-based, wayfinding narrative that went beyond navigation to support a larger vision of spatial interaction.

Wayfinding at Deloitte Montreal
Agile Wayfinding for Deloitte Montreal
05/03/2016

The new La Tour Deloitte is the first privately owned office tower built in Montréal in 20 years. Deloitte’s Montreal staff occupies 153,000 sq. ft. of the 26-story tower, spanning seven floors in a completely agile work environment that required a new approach to wayfinding.

Clearview by Donald S. Meeker and Richard Montalbano
A Clear View with Don Meeker, 2015 SEGD Fellow
08/18/2015

By anyone’s standards, the work of Don Meeker—activist and information designer—has touched the lives of more people than any other in his era.

Tongji University way finding
Tongji University Signage and Wayfinding
02/11/2015

Wayfinding systems overcome language, cultural, and literacy barriers to help users make sense of the built environment.

Vienna International Airport Wayfinding
07/30/2014

Graphic Departure

At Vienna International Airport, Ruedi Baur’s transparent wayfinding system marries minimalist design and poetic touches. In some ways, airports are quintessential non-places. With their long corridors, labyrinthine layouts, and cacophonous soundtrack of arrivals/departures and passengers speaking multiple languages, it’s easy to forget exactly where you are.

Lance Wyman's seminal 1968 Olympics Graphic Identity
1968 Mexico City Olympics
02/18/2014

Summer of ‘68

40 Great Moments in Environmental Graphic Design
01/11/2014

40 Great Moments in EGD

From the Paris Metro to wayfinding apps, EGD continues to do what it has always done: connect people to place.

Remembering Expo 67
01/02/2014

Remembering Expo 67

Montreal Science Centre Signage and Branding
01/02/2014

Pictos Vivants

Giant 3D pictograms and fresh new signage beckon visitors to the Montreal Science Centre.

Hablamos Juntos Universal Health Care Symbols
12/31/2013

"We Speak Together"

A groundbreaking research effort produces universal symbols for health-care settings—and underscores the value of evidence-based design.

Green Depot
Green Depot Store
12/24/2013

Green Depot

National Mall Signage and Wayfinding
12/19/2013

With All Due Respect

A new signage and wayfinding program for the National Mall informs and guides visitors, but treads lightly.

America 92 Exhibit
Ronald Shakespear, FSEGD
12/01/2013

Ronald Shakespear: Making the City Legible

SEGD's 2008 Fellow on design, cities, and storks

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