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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

Amri Studio Helps Dayton Children’s Donor Wall Take Flight
Amri Studio Helps Dayton Children’s Donor Wall Take Flight

How can you artfully lift spirits and create wonder in an emotionally charged space while honoring the generosity of many donors? Amri Studio (Portland, Ore.) accomplished just that for Dayton Children’s Hospital, complete with a theme of taking flight.

Dairy Farmers of America Headquarters
Cream of the Crop—Dairy Farmers of America World Headquarters
IA Interior Architects' Game Changer—LinkedIn San Francisco
IA Interior Architects' Game Changer—LinkedIn San Francisco

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.

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

Materials News

Surface Imaging M.S. Program Now at the New Jefferson
Jefferson Surface Imaging Program Now Accepting New Degree Candidates

The Surface Imaging program at Jefferson is now accepting new degree candidates for 2018-2019, starting May 14, 2018. This unique graduate program utilizes a variety of state-of-the-art digital printing technologies at the Center for Excellence in Surface Imaging. Successful students enrolled in this accelerated one-year program will graduate in August 2019.

Mactac Overlaminating Films
Mactac PERMACOLOR ColorGard LUV Overlaminating Films Improved

With 3.2-mil clear PVC facestocks that eliminates color shifting and 58-pound smooth white kraft liners, Mactac’s ColorGard LUV family of high-performance acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive films are newly improved.