2012

Dimensional Maps

From the archives, circa 2012: Despite my anticipation and glee at what technology will allow us to do in the future, I want to sing the praises of what could be considered a rather antiquated wayfinding form: the tactile or dimensional tabletop-style map.

Battery Point Sculpture Trail

By the Numbers

Futago designs interpretive sculptures to mark an historic waterfront trail.

If you zoom in on a map of Tasmania, the island state 240 kilometers south of Australia, and find its capital city of Hobart, you can just about make out the blunt promontory south of town.

Named after the battery of guns established there in 1818 to defend the coast, Battery Point shelters Hobart’s deep-water port to the north and looks south toward Storm Bay and beyond, to the route popular with Antarctic expeditions.

1968 Mexico City Olympics

Lance Wyman's seminal 1968 Olympics Graphic Identity

Summer of ‘68

Almost a half-century later, Lance Wyman’s graphics program for the 1968 Mexico City Olympic games is still considered Gold medal-worthy.

In 1963, Mexico won the bid to host the XIX Olympiad, becoming the first Latin American site for the Games. Staging the Olympics gave the country a unique opportunity to showcase Mexico City as a modern capital with far more to offer than piñatas and fiestas--including a 7,350-foot altitude that supported record-breaking athletic performances.

Nova Polymers

Nova Polymers (Fairfield, N.J.) announced that Cadwell Sign, Ability Plastics, Welch Signs, and Cab Signs, four leading manufacturers of ADA-compliant signage for the architectural industry, have joined the elite ranks as Nova Polymers Preferred Fabricators of NovAcryl, the world’s most expansive line of high-quality photopolymer ADA signage.

Nova Polymers developed their Preferred Fabricator program to recognize sign fabricators listed as “acceptable manufacturers” in the NovAcryl photopolymer 3-part CSI specification.

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