Lance Wyman

1992 SEGD Fellow.

Lance Wyman is considered one of the most influential graphic designers of our time, and is credited with helping to define the field of environmental graphic design. He founded Lance Wyman Ltd.in 1979 and has focused his work primarily on branding/wayfinding systems for public environments.

His graphic system for the 1968 Mexico City Olympicshas been cited as “one of the most successful in the evolution of visual identification.”


Lance Wyman's early landmark work also includes branding/wayfinding for the Mexico City Metro, the National Zoo, and the Minnesota Zoo, which TIME magazine selected as one of the 10 best designs of 1981. His other successful public communication systems have included the original map for the Washington, D.C., Metro, branding and wayfinding signage for pedestrian skywalk systems in Calgary and Edmonton, the Amtrak High Speed Rail facility at Pennsylvania Station, the St. George Staten Island Ferry Terminal in New York, the American Museum of Natural History, and the New Mexico RailRunner railway system, among many others.

Read what Lance has to say about the design of the Sochi  and Olympic brandingtoday and view the blog of articleson Lance and his work on SEGD.org

View Lance's work at Lance Wyman Ltdand connect with him on LinkedIn.

 

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.

National Mall Signage and Wayfinding

With All Due Respect

A new signage and wayfinding program for the National Mall informs and guides visitors, but treads lightly.

When Pierre L’Enfant envisioned a “Grand Avenue” that would serve as the central axis and monumental core of the District of Columbia, he dreamt of ceremonial spaces and a tree-lined boulevard "…four hundred feet in breadth, and about a mile in length, bordered by gardens, ending in a slope from the houses on each side..."

The Genomic Age

Jury Award
The Genomic Age, Parsons School of Design, Christian Marc Schmidt

"The Genomic Age" is a fictitious outdoor exhibition in New York City's Union Square Park, open to the general public; the exhibition focuses on the social impact of genetic research, making scientific research in the field accessible and understandable to people of every age group. The exhibition is divided into five categories: Gene Therapy & Medical Treatments, Our Genetic Identity: The Human Genome, Genetic Research: Laboratory Technologies, Reshaping our Environment: Genetically Modified Organisms, and Our Future: Ethics & Predictions.

Christian Marc Schmidt

Lance Wyman

1992 SEGD Fellow.

Lance Wyman is considered to be one of the most influential graphic designers of our time, and is credited with helping to define the field of environmental graphic design. He founded Lance Wyman Ltd. in 1979 and has focused his work primarily on branding/wayfinding systems for public environments.

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