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Environmental graphic design and experiential graphic design are visual communications manifested in the physical, material world. Naturally, then, materials are the DNA of the environments and experiences that result. Materiality establishes the tone and nature of their visual vocabulary.

Materials Articles

Contours—CRĒO and Acrylicize's Collaborative Journey
Contours—CRĒO and Acrylicize's Collaborative Journey

When Tableau Software (Seattle) was seeking a way to tell its brand story in its global headquarters, team members from Acrylicize and CRĒO Industrial Arts found themselves embarking on a collaborative journey.

Shipshape and Instagram Ready—RSM Design Brands Lido Marina Village
Shipshape and Instagram Ready—RSM Design Brands Lido Marina Village
Amri Studio Helps Dayton Children’s Donor Wall Take Flight
Amri Studio Helps Dayton Children’s Donor Wall Take Flight

Thoughts and Opinions

Deconstructing Technology as a Building Material
Deconstructing Technology as a Building Material—Digital Display Basics

Traditional designers are accustomed to using materials like fabric, wood, metal, and glass to create interiors that bring buildings to life and convey narratives. Of late, however, technology has established itself as an essential component of any space, and it must be considered as necessary as any other building material.

Designtex Office Image
A Studio Visit—Inspired Surface Imaging at Designtex

Explore SEGD Award Winners

Rabobank Sydney HQ
Rabobank Sydney Headquarters
Jinyi Cinemas Guangzhou Haizhucheng IMAX
Jinyi Cinemas Guangzhou Haizhucheng IMAX
Google Wayfinding
Google Wayfinding
The Contemporary Craft Center Featuring Tara Donovan
The Contemporary Craft Center Featuring Tara Donovan

SEGD Talks - Materials videos

Wendy Fok - The 21st Century Maker

Materials EGD Firms

SEGD Materials Podcasts

The ideal way to learn from your desk. These courses consist of podcast recordings of webinar and workshop materials delivered by the top professionals in EGD in the SEGD community.
$10 for individual Podcasts and $30 for the Podcast collections (best value) for members. Click for content details.

Webinar 2015 | Budgeting 101
2014 Webinar | Demystified: Specs for EGD
2014 Webinar | Beyond Screens: Immersive Experiences

Materials News

Avery Dennison Launches New Cut Vinyl Film Portfolio
Avery Dennison Launches New Cut Vinyl Film Portfolio

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions recently announced the launch of its new Cut Vinyl Film Portfolio, which has been re-engineered for industry-leading weeding performance and a longer shelf life. The Portfolio of films was incorporated in the “Color with Character” theme of the Avery Dennison Booth at the 2018 ISA Sign Expo that took place in March.

Gemini Now Offers Dura-Guard Protection for Duets Line
Gemini Now Offers Dura-Guard Protection for Duets Line

Gemini, an industry leader in the manufacture of letters, logos, plaques and the Duets® line of premium plastic engraving material, recently launched Dura-Guard, a new protective coating option for its Duets Laser XT high-performance line of laser and rotary engravable material.