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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

Design Manual for the Swiss Federal Railways
Design Manual for the Swiss Federal Railways

Read Time: 12 minutes

Published in 1992 and reprinted in 2019 by Lars Müller Publishers, Josef Müller-Brockmann's "Passenger Information System: Design Manual for the Swiss Federal Railways" stands as an important contribution in the world of multilingual visual identity guides for transportation wayfinding and signage systems.

Type on the Vertical (image: examples of increasingly difficult-to-read vertical text)
Type on the Vertical
Image of Clearview Signage in Penn.
U-Turn Permitted—FHWA Reverses Clearview Decision

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

Archetype's BALLPARK VILLAGE – ST LOUIS CARDINALS
Archetype and Selbert Perkins Design Collaborate on the St. Louis Ballpark Village

Read Time: 1 minute

Selbert Perkins Design and Archetype collaborated with the St. Louis Cardinals & The Cordish Companies, for the St. Louis Ballpark Village – a district adjacent to Cardinals Stadium in Downtown St. Louis, MO. The streetscape design includes public art and storytelling throughout the environment.

St. Petersburg Pier + Pier District
api(+) Celebrates New Signage at St. Petersburg Pier + Pier District

Read Time: <1 minute
On July 6, ArchitecturePlus International, api (+) celebrated the opening of the new St. Petersburg Pier + Pier District, debuting signage and wayfinding designed by their team.