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Mapping is a key issue in environmental and experiential graphic design, since the discipline’s goal of “connecting people to place” often requires getting people from Point A to Point B.

Mapping Articles

SEGD's Best of the Best Content in 2015
Best of the Best SEGD Content in 2015

So much great content, so little time! At SEGD, we’ve created more than 500 new articles in 2015 alone. To save you some time, we compiled a greatest-hits list of the top 20 articles, presentations and videos from SEGD events, the website and eg magazine. Enjoy the SEGD year in review!

40 Great Moments in Environmental Graphic Design
Dimensional Maps

Thoughts and Opinions

Massimo Vignelli, the NYC Subway and the Map
Massimo Vignelli, the New York Subway and the Map: Our Gift to You

We recently discovered a treasure in the SEGD Archives: a recording of a 2004 SEGD teleconference presentation by Massimo Vignelli, FSEGD (1931-2014), on the design of his controversial New York subway map.

Not only is hearing Massimo's voice a treat, but he shares the basic concept of his New York Subway map design, its evolution and why he insisted on abstraction in spite of criticism. In the face of incredible complexity, he says, "We sifted out all the information which was not necessary."

Mapping Academic Research

KNOWHERE: Finding Ways to Teach Wayfinding
From Signs to Minds: Wayfinding Design and Mental Maps

Mapping Firms

SEGD Mapping Courses

The ideal way to learn from your desk. These courses consist of webinar and workshop materials delivered by SEGD.
$50 for individual courses and $200 for the course packs (best value) for members. Click for content details.

Fundamentals of Graphic Design

Mapping News

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Paula Scher Featured in "Abstract" Series on Netflix

Pentagram’s Paula Scher is featured in the new documentary series “Abstract: The Art of Design,” now streaming on Netflix. The show explores the lives and ideas of leading figures in design and architecture, with each episode focusing on a single creator and their practice. Scher’s entry, directed by the noted documentary filmmaker Richard Press (“Bill Cunningham New York”), looks at the influence New York City has had on the designer’s work, her lifelong love of typography, and the map paintings she creates alongside her client projects.

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Inspiring Community via Connectivity—Thinking Caps Design in Phoenix

Recently Thinking Caps Design placed 2nd in a design competition held by an Arizona chapter of AIA (American Institute of Architects).