Mies Hora

Mies Hora

Mies Hora has had a long, multi-disciplinary career in the design field, where his decades of experience include corporate identity, branding, positioning, advertising, web design, publications and print media, mobile device applications, product and interface design, environmental graphics, wayfinding and videography/photography for a wide variety of clients.

Mies Hora
Ultimate Symbol Inc.
Stony Point, NY

Lance Wyman’s Proposal for 1976 Bicentennial

Lance Wyman’s Proposal for 1976 Bicentennial

Read Time: 4.5 minutes

This book is a near reproduction of the one-off, leather-bound ‘sketchbook’ that Lance Wyman made to document his design process for the creation of a logo and identity design for the 1976 American Bicentennial celebrations to mark the creation of the USA as an independent republic.

Ultimate Symbol Works with Airport Innovation Accelerator on New Rideshare Icon

Ultimate Symbol Works with Airport Innovation Accelerator on New Rideshare Icon

Passengers are increasingly opting for use of rideshare companies, such as Uber and Lyft, over traditional transportation options to travel to and from airports around the world, yet consistency is lacking at airports with regard to the wayfinding and passenger experience. In December 2017 the American Association of Airport Executives held a Solution Summit through its Airport Innovation Accelerator on the topic of ridesharing.

Service Animal—Pet Relief Airport Sign

Service Animal—Pet Relief Airport Sign

Read Time: 3.5 minutes

Humans aren’t the only ones looking for a relief area.

Beginning in 2009, the Department of Transportation required all airlines to make sure there are animal relief areas at airports, and escorts to those relief areas, for any passenger traveling with a service animal. As a result, airports everywhere have created and expanded animal relief areas that are open to all pets as well as service animals. Most animal and pet relief areas were located outside the airport terminals.

International Symbol of Access: the Challenge of Updating an Icon

International Symbol of Access: the Challenge of Updating an Icon

I’m a firm believer in the development of new and more powerful ways to visually communicate important messages non-verbally. But caution is appropriate when attempting to replace a well-established and vitally important societal icon with something that has not been fully usability tested, approved by relevant public regulators, or that has survived the rigors of a comprehensive design process.

2018 Podcast | The Universal Language of Symbols, Signs & Icons

What you will learn:
This podcast provides an overview of how to effectively create and use symbols for clearer wayfinding. We begin by defining the different types of symbols and principles for using them to best advantage, followed by case studies, including the Beijing Olympics sports symbol system, the new transportation sign system for the NYC’s MTA, and more.

Topics:
Learn signage systems, non-verbal/non-lingual communication and semiotics 

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