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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

Big Type & Crystal Goblets
Big Type & Crystal Goblets

Read Time: 4 minutes

Beatrice Warde, in her famous 1932 essay “The Crystal Goblet (or Printing Should Be Invisible),” contends that the ideal vessel for wine is one that shows the liquid’s virtues. According to Warde, the best typography should likewise be invisible—the unseen carrier of information.

By Allan Haley, author, lecturer and expert on all things typographic

 

Image of Clearview Signage in Penn.
U-Turn Permitted—FHWA Reverses Clearview Decision
Official Signs & Symbols 3—Signing Bicycle Facilities
Official Signs & Icons 3—Signing Bicycle Facilities

Thoughts and Opinions

Wayne Hunt's "Waynefinding"
Good-looking Bad Maps

Read Time: 3 minutes

December 2018 "Why do a lot of otherwise really good graphic designers design ineffective maps?"

Who Needs Signs Blog
Who Needs Signs?
User Research, Interaction, and Experience Design in 2015 SEGD Academic Journal

Explore SEGD Award Winners

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
The Strand, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)
The Strand, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)

SEGD Talks - Signage videos

Martin Treu - The Experiential City
Charles Amundsen - Trumped!

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

Exploration and Whimsy at Calgary Library (image: Calgary Library signage)
Exploration and Whimsy at Calgary Library

Read Time: 1.5 minutes

The stunning new Calgary Central Library is an inspiring vision of what a public space can be. Designed by Snøhetta and DIALOG, the building welcomes, reflects and engages with its community.

Gemini Introduces Duets Accents
Gemini Introduces Duets Accents

Read Time: 1.5 minutes

Gemini (Cannon Falls, Minn.), manufacturer of the Duets® line of premium plastic engraving material, has introduced Duets Accents™, a line of colorful, cell-cast acrylic sheet material that can be used for engraving, decorative accent or as a dimensional design component in wayfinding, ADA and architectural signage. The single-ply material features an array of contemporary colors in transparent, translucent and opaque color choices.