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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

Designtex Office Image
A Studio Visit—Inspired Surface Imaging at Designtex

​Portland Maine is even more picturesque and quaint than I imagined it would be—and it’s home to Designtex’s surface imaging program, complete with large-format multi-substrate precision-printing capability and staff of artists, craftspeople, and technologists.

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

Avery Dennison Earns ISO 17025 Accreditation
Avery Dennison Earns ISO 17025 Accreditation

Avery Dennison announced August 15, 2017, that it has received ISO 17025 accreditation for its Innovation Center, Mentor USA. The accreditation audit was conducted by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), and issued in June 2017. The scope of the accreditation covers 55 laboratory tests, conducted at the Mentor, Ohio facility, for adhesives and pressure-sensitive films and label materials.

SLC Airport "The Canyon" Rendering
Rainier Industries Introduces the Bender

Rainier Industries is proud to enhance their already extensive fabrication capabilities with the most advanced 3-D freeform tube bending technology in North America. This innovative machine from Europe allows tubing to be shaped with a variable radius to fabricate completely custom and precise shapes using an oil-free clean bending.