Xplore Topic - Signage Page header

Signage?

Labeling identifies products. Signage identifies places.

Signage is a major component of all wayfinding,placemaking and identity systems, and exhibitions. SEGD is a global community of the designers, fabricators and vendors involved in using signage to create a sense of place and to enhance peoples experiences when navigating their way through spaces.

Signage Articles

Wayfinding Is Where Place Meets Information Design, Photos courtesy of Joseph Mackereth
Wayfinding Is Where Place Meets Information Design

Wayfinding Is Where Place Meets Information Design
An introduction to wayfinding, an interdisciplinary approach to solving navigational problems
Read Time: 10 minutes

Open Space Infrastructure Provides the Framework for Easily Implementable Improvements
Open Space Signage in a Pandemic and Beyond
Design Manual for the Swiss Federal Railways
Design Manual for the Swiss Federal Railways

Thoughts and Opinions

BrandCulture: The Future of Built Environments After COVID-19
BrandCulture: The Future of Built Environments After COVID-19

Read Time: 4 minutes

The novel coronavirus has shown how vulnerable many sectors are to future pandemics. While occupancy levels are lower, it’s the perfect time to create more resilient, adaptive spaces, and the experiential graphic design industry has the potential to lead the way.

Sydney studio BrandCulture has published a series of articles explaining how COVID-19 will impact the design of built environments from hospitality and education to healthcare and public spaces. Here are a few of its key observation-based predictions, broken down by sector:

Wayne Hunt's "Waynefinding"
Good-looking Bad Maps
Who Needs Signs Blog
Who Needs Signs?

Explore SEGD Award Winners

Cornell Tech
Cornell Tech
Project 100
Project 100
Tacoma Art Museum Rebrand and Sign Scheme
Tacoma Art Museum Rebrand and Sign Scheme
Xintangwanke Mall International Cinema
Xintangwanke Mall International Cinema

SEGD Talks - Signage videos

Charles Amundsen - Trumped!
Charles Amundsen - Trumped!
Martin Treu - The Experiential City
Martin Treu - The Experiential City

Signage Academic Research

Signage EGD Firms

SEGD Signage 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

Signage News

Exhibit Designers and Planners specify CHPL for their Experiential Environment projects.
iZone Imaging’s 3-Part Series: How to Specify Custom High Pressure Laminate

How designers display information and visually communicate with visitors creates a lasting impression. But how can designers create an experiential environment that draws people in and communicates a client’s message, but is still durable? In this three-part blog series (see links below) iZone Imaging discusses why professionals across various industries (museums, zoos, aquariums, theme parks, and retail shops) trust the versatility and power of Custom High Pressure Laminate (CHPL), a multi-purpose, durable, and attractive material.

Bluebird built and installed all the exterior and interiors signs, closely matching the vision of the architecture firm, HMFH.
Bluebird Graphic Solutions announces Project One: Saugus Middle/High School

Just ahead of the 2020 Pandemic, Bluebirdwas selected as the successful bidder to work with architects HMFHand Suffolk Constructionon the Saugus Schools Project.

As it turns out, with our status as essential workers, Saugus was the project that would keep us going through the first few months of the pandemic. For that we are grateful.