Symbol Design

Symbols

Symbols (pictograms) are the universal vocabulary that can transcend words, languages, locations, and cultures. Symbol design is a critical component of graphic design because symbols can often communicate information more concisely than words.

Transportation Collection

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What you will Learn:
This pack is designed for those working on transportation projects that require the management of information in complex facilities and multi-modal hubs. Case studies for Airports, Train Stations, and Mass Transit systems are covered from both an information design, and experience design perspective from experts in this area of practice. The Collections materials are suitable for an advanced level design professional.

Donald Meeker

2015 SEGD Fellow

Donald Meeker grew up in Oregon and was greatly influenced by the state’s diverse landscape, its strong conservation ethic, and public design initiatives that in the 1950s and early 60s were progressive in their time. Although a New Yorker for 35 years, that influence and ethic has guided his way of thinking. In his 30-year career as a graphic designer, he has worked for a variety of clients ranging from paper companies and hedge funds to national parks and historic sites. His work on public projects for parks and natural areas touch millions of visitors a year.

Donald Meeker, Meeker & Associates, New York, SEGD 2015 Fellow
Don Meeker's Clearview Typeface for Highway Signage.
Meeker & Associates, Inc.
New York

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.

Jamie Cowgill

Grounded in an interdisciplinary approach, Jamie Cowgill creatively integrates functional graphic solutions into projects that create places. Jamie Cowgill leads all design projects with a vigor that is evident in the firm, celebrating more than 24 years with a wide range of clients including: local, regional and national authorities, health care facilities, universities, corporations, mixed-use and retail centers, master-planned communities.

Headshot of Jamie Cowgill, Principal of JRC Design
JRC Design
Phoenix, AZ

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