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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

IA Interior Architects' Game Changer—LinkedIn San Francisco
IA Interior Architects' Game Changer—LinkedIn San Francisco

IA Interior Architects brought fun (and games!) to LinkedIn’s new 440,000-square-foot San Francisco office, designing placemaking installations that bring employees together to work, collaborate and play.

Pathways at  Allen Institute for Brain Science
Studio SC Creates Pathways at the Allen Institute for Brain Science
Photo of Industry City by Airspace
Airspace Breathes New Life into Industry City

Thoughts and Opinions

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

​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.

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 Firms

SEGD Materials 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.

Beyond Screens Course
Color and Color Theory in Environmental Graphic Design

Materials News

Gemini Sign Products Specifier Guides
New Specifier Guides Now Available from Gemini

Gemini, an industry leader in the wholesale manufacture of dimensional letters, logos and plaques, announces the availability of new Specifier Guides for Gemini’s most commonly specified dimensional letter and plaque products, including fabricated metal letters and logos, cast and flat cut metal letters and logos, and architectural plaques and panels.

Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Yorston & Associates Support Harvard Graduate Design Program

Yorston & Associates and their distributor partner, Harbor Sales, supported the Harvard University Graduate School of Design program, Hybrid Formations: Interdisciplinary Design, last fall with a donation of Alumet Supply aluminum sheet metal. Volkan Alkanoglu, Lecturer in Architecture, described the course as a way to examine and implement techniques and strategies for the design of prototype structures out of aluminum sheet metal.

An excerpt from the course description reads: