Why is the Frutiger typeface still in use at so many major airports today? How does the design of the signage system shape an airport? Global climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic are two of the most profound challenges currently facing commercial aviation, an industry which has been defined by perpetual fast-paced transformation throughout its eventful first century.
This book celebrates the centenary of aviation, providing a snapshot of what has been and what is yet to come. Especially in light of the challenges facing the transport sector due to climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic, the team’s aim has been to draw on the lessons learned over the past 100 years to clearly point in an entirely new and innovative direction.
Design + Execution
As the team worked on other airports, it became clearer and clearer where the commonalities lie in the planning, where the specifics lie, and how the requirements change over the years. The team did not want a manual on how to plan a wayfinding system, but wanted to show why and how things have developed in this profession.
Heike Nehl and Sibylle Schlaich (authors and editors, concept and design)
Annette Wuesthoff, Anna Gaissmaier (layout and settings)
Marla Luther, Julie Hagedorn (translation and proofreading)
Bild1Druck GmbH Berlin (reproduction)
Moniteurs / Sophie Adamski