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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

Type on the Vertical (image: examples of increasingly difficult-to-read vertical text)
Type on the Vertical

Read Time: 3 minutes

Just about every designer has an opinion about typeset on the vertical. The thing is: you’d be hard pressed to find a statistical or empirical study that establishes the best way Latin type should be set when it’s flipped on its end.

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

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

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

MC Group and Icon Announce Merger
MC Group and Icon Announce Merger

Read Time: 1.5 minutes

MC Group and Icon, two of the leading providers of brand implementation solutions in the United States, announced last week that they have merged. The combined organization now provides comprehensive signage, construction, energy and maintenance solutions to some of the nation’s largest and most recognized brands.

New "Any Disability" Symbol Gets Resounding Westminster Support
New "Any Disability" Symbol Gets Resounding Westminster Support

Read Time: <1 minute

Building on the campaign by Grace Warnock, StudioLR as funded by Life Changes Trust (Edinburgh, Scotland) has designed a new "Any Disability" symbol to encourage awareness of people with invisible disabilities. Last week, Martin Whitfield, MP for East Lothian, led a Commons debate on invisible disabilities. Receiving full cross-party support, the new Any Disability symbol represents the full range of people who need to use accessible toilets and other facilities.