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SEGD Pride: Wonder Woods Wedding

SEGD Price: Wonder Woods Wedding

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June is a month of milestones and celebrations as students graduate, couples marry and summer begins. In recognition of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, SEGD invites you to attend an unconventional—yet very fun—wedding, complete with its own brand identity and graphic design package. Read on to see how SEGD member Joe Lawton and his partner (now husband) Jamon Deaver created and designed their three-day wedding celebration.

Little Island and C&G

Little Island and C&G

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This past May, New York City opened its newest public park: Little Island. The park’s avant-garde design and prominent location—seeming to float above the Hudson River—has made it the latest “must see” attraction in New York. SEGD member firms C&G Partners (EGD designers) and DCL (fabricators) collaborated with the park’s architects, engineers, and landscape architects to create a program of family friendly signage and graphics for this “oasis of everything fun, whimsical and playful.”

Edsel and Eleanor Ford House Visitor Center

Edsel and Eleanor Ford House Visitor Center

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Summer is here, and it’s vacation time! Come along with SEGD as we visit the historic Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan. The new Visitor Center introduces the public to the lives of Edsel and Eleanor Ford through interactive exhibits designed by Luci Creative and the Richard Lewis Media Group.

Contributor Franck Mercurio learns more about this house museum designed for 21st Century audiences.

Beyond the Binary: Setting the Wayfinding Standard for Inclusive Restrooms

Beyond the Binary: Setting the Wayfinding Standard for Inclusive Restrooms

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The presenters at SEGD’s upcoming 2021 Wayfinding + Placemaking virtual conference (June 23-24) will explore topics about connecting people to place while navigating cultural sensitivities and nuances. Carla Ramirez Sosa and Anna de Jonge of Mijksenaar will present on a particularly challenging topic: the role of wayfinding in the implementation of inclusive public restrooms. Here’s a preview of their presentation scheduled for June 23.

Graphic Life: Michael Gericke, Celebrating Places, Telling Stories and Making Symbols

Graphic Life: Michael Gericke, Celebrating Places, Telling Stories and Making Stories

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Images Publishing releases a new book featuring the work of graphic designer Michael Gericke, celebrating his 35+ year career at Pentagram. Michael will be a keynote speaker, sharing his book and approach to his work at the SEGD 2021 Wayfinding + Placemaking virtual conference this month on June 23rd & 24th.

A Tribute to Al Salm

A Tribute to Al Salm

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SEGD and the museum exhibition community lost a dedicated advocate for excellence in design and fabrication this past month, Al Salm. Al served as president of CREO Exhibits, a division of CREO Industrial Arts, a custom fabricator located outside Seattle, Washington. As the division’s leader, Al was responsible for facilitating exhibit-related projects for museums, cultural centers, zoos and aquariums. Al Salm (1968–2021) a well-loved and much respected member of the SEGD passed away on May 5, 2021 after a long battle with cancer.

Rina Alfonso: Studio Aorta Founder and New SEGD Member

Rina Alfonso Osawa

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How many SEGD members also have black belts in Kendo? At least one! Meet Rina Alfonso, the fourth and final new member to be interviewed for SEGD’s Membership Month. Rina is the founder and creative director of Studio Aorta, a woman-and-minority owned creative studio based in Washington, DC. Contributing writer Franck Mercurio spoke with Rina to learn more about the challenges—and rewards—of starting a new design business.

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