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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 2017, symbol guru Mies Hora published the third edition of his compendium of signs, symbols and commentary, "Official Signs & Icons 3." Among the many varied and useful resources in the book, there is a new section entitled "Signing Bicycle Facilities."
Symbol designer Mies Hora (Significon) blogs about New York state legislation that deletes the word "handicapped" from accessible signage and changes the controversial wheelchair symbol. The implications are far-reaching. Read more...