Explore Experiential Graphic Design Typography

Typography?

Typography is the foundation of environmental graphic design and many experiential graphic design projects. Along with color, scale, and form, typography is a basic building block of communications in the built environment.

Typography 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.

The Vignelli Canon, published by Lars Müller Publishers (image: book cover)
The Vignelli Canon
The Language of Graphic Design (Second Edition)
Proportion—The Language of Graphic Design (Second Edition)

Thoughts and Opinions

Design To Go
Design To Go—Los Angeles

In this week's installment of Design To Go, Diane Burk visits California, stopping in Laguna Beach and Los Angeles.

Clearview in Pennsylvania
FHWA Stands by Clearview Decision for Highway Signs, but Clarifies its Use for Community Wayfinding
Clearview on U.S. highway signs
States, Highway Officials Push Back on Clearview Turnaround

Explore SEGD Award Winners

Cornell Tech
Cornell Tech
AFROPUNK Festival
AFROPUNK Festival
BRUTAL: Views from Brazil's Concrete Utopia
BRUTAL: Views from Brazil's Concrete Utopia
Quad Cinema
Quad Cinema

SEGD Talks - Typography videos

Allan Haley: Scaling Typography

Typography Academic Research

Typography EGD Firms

Typography News

Don Kiel Wins Award for SEGD Auction Project: Caution Tape T-Shirt
Don Kiel Wins Award for SEGD Auction Project

Read Time: <1 minute

Retired Manager of Wayfinding & Visitor Information at New York-Presbyterian (and SEGD Auction hero), Donald Kiel, recently won a 2019 Communication Arts award for "Caution Tape T-Shirt."

ESI Design Renovates Portland’s Historic Power + Light Building
ESI Design Renovates Portland’s Historic Power + Light Building

Oregon’s Public Service Building, built in 1928, was designed by renowned West Coast architect A.E. Doyle. The building was once the home of Portland’s main power station and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was recently renovated by ESI Design (New York) for the building’s owner, real estate investment firm Beacon Capital.