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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

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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

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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

Charles Amundsen - Trumped!
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

Gemini Introduces New LUXE LED-illuminated Letters (Image: letter L)
Gemini Introduces New LUXE LED-illuminated Letters

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Gemini, a leader in the wholesale manufacture of dimensional letters, logos and plaques, recently announced the expansion of its popular LUXE™ line of illuminated letters. The new LUXE line offers the impact of precision-machined acrylic in a seamless, trimless and 1-1/2-in. deep, low-profile design. LUXE is illuminated with specially designed, UL®-certified, long-life LEDs that use less power.

Hunt Design Wayfinding in Tinseltown (image by Matt Givot Photography: sign with Hollywood sign in background)
Hunt Design Wayfinding in Tinseltown

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After two-plus years of planning, design, approvals and construction, the Hunt-designed Hollywood wayfinding project is complete. From the Hollywood Bowl to Sunset and Vine, the 78-sign project includes vehicular, pedestrian and identity elements to unite the many eclectic Hollywood destinations.