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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

Dairy Farmers of America Headquarters
Cream of the Crop—Dairy Farmers of America World Headquarters

Dimensional Innovations recently completed work on an impressive brand experience for the Dairy Farmers of America’s new world headquarters building in Kansas City, Kansas, designed by HOK.

IA Interior Architects' Game Changer—LinkedIn San Francisco
IA Interior Architects' Game Changer—LinkedIn San Francisco
Pathways at  Allen Institute for Brain Science
Studio SC Creates Pathways at the Allen Institute for Brain Science

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 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

Rowmark Introduces The Naturals
Rowmark Launches "The Naturals"

Rowmark LLC recently introduced "The Naturals" product line, an authentic, nature-inspired, textured engravable sheet product.

Matthews Paint SOC Chip Search
Matthews Paint Introduces New Online Chip Search

The new online Matthews Paint tool is compatible with smartphones, tablets and desktops and allows users to quickly and easily view color chips from colors specified in the "Spectrum of Color" fan decks and retrieve the RGB and CMYK values as well as assign colors to Adobe® renderings and presentations with the downloadable SOC Swatch Library.

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