The Best Content of 2019

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Is it just us, or did 2019 seem to speed by in the blink of an eye? It’s once again been a busy year at SEGD with millions of page views, over 2,000 members and over 1,000 new pieces of content added to over the course of the year. You could read them all, or, just read this listicle; the following list of top content pieces (listed in no particular order) was compiled using a pseudo-scientific combination of analytics and anecdotal evidence for your enjoyment.

2019 SEGD Fellow Paula Scherneeds no introduction—she’s a megawatt luminary in graphic design, an accomplished artist, a longtime Pentagram partner and the creative source of many beloved and inspiring environments.

Speaking of fellows, we asked 20 questions of Lance Wyman, FSEGD,an experiential graphic design legend—a literal icon of icons—who is currently working on a massive transit system for Mexico City, where he did some of his most beloved work in the late 1960s.

The 2019 SEGD Global Design Awards Sylvia Harris and Merit Award-winning project “Skyline Wayfinding,”provided a much-needed wayfinding system that transformed navigation in the maze-like Geumho-dong neighborhood of Seoul.

Love SEGD Awards? E-leaf through the GHD Partners-designed SEGD19 awards annual(or if you’re a member, pick up your printed copy and actually leaf through).

We all have cameras in our pockets, why not start a visual diary, like Lucy Holmes’ “A Week Seen Through My Lens”? Love the blog? Check out her SEGD Talk, “So Far, So Good.”

Neon fried chicken story: A very “Austin, Texas” restaurant branding and signage program comes to life at the 2019 SEGD Conference through two talks from Evan Voyles and DJ Stout.

If you’re here, you probably love reading, so it’s fair to say you probably love libraries,libraries,libraries!

We’re willing to bet that you’re also a fan of the graphic design giant, Massimo Vignelli.

And, who doesn’t like design students? Spend a semester at FIT.

That was just the beginning of a bigger journey—let’s hear some sage advice for the road ahead.

Where in the world is Wayne Hunt? He continued his not-to-be-missed blog series, aptly called “Waynefinding.”

Go island hopping with Entro (CVE Design) on Roosevelt Island.

We always knew experiences matter, but Jim Gilmorereally but a finger on it at Xlab 2019.

Little train, big win: Get on board with the 2019 SEGD Global Design Awards Best of Show winner, Aluskne Banitis Station.

For KKA, sharing was caring—read about their family-focused design for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

A lot of care was taken to develop the Theory of Psychotherapeutic Object Dynamics, and a three part series called Exhibitions and Objects of Wellness for SEGD. (Part three, coming soon!)

Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun!

International perspectives were highlighted this year at the Wayfinding & Placemaking event. Watch Katrin Middelspeak about practice in Dessau, Germany and Chris Ronsondiscuss Toronto’s wayfinding system.

Top secret international perspectives were highlighted in G&A’s new work at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC.

Last, but not least, check out an experimental and experiential cultural event in 2019 SEGD Global Design Awards winner, Animate Turangalila.


Psst! Find more great content in your areas of interest in SEGD’s Xplore Experiential Graphic Design index.


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