Congratulations to Sign Design Society member Zalacain Wayfinding on winning Gold at the 2017 IIID Awards.
Zalacain Wayfinding were awarded gold in the ‘Future Concepts’ category for their work on the ‘Qibla - Mecca Smart Wayfinding System’. The project is a highly
We are delighted to hear that Whybrow and creative partners Atelier Works have been awarded a Bronze in this year’s Transform Europe awards. These annual awards recognise excellence and reward innovation in branding across Europe.
Their project, Camden Council’s new headquarters at 5 Pancras Square, King’s Cross was shortlisted in the ‘Best wayfinding or signage’ category. You can read more about the project here.
The 2017 Transform Awards Europe celebrated entries from Austria to France, to Sweden, Romania, Poland and beyond. Branding talent from charities, NGO’s, corporate firms and agencies was all on display. With fierce competition, the calibre of entries broke all previous awards records, with a 35% increase in both the companies entering and the actual number of entries.
Many congratulation to the team.
For The SDS’s January talk, Sarah Owen from Pascall Watson took us on a fascinating journey from initial brief to the implementation of a new wayfinding solution for Venice’s Marco Polo Airport. During her talk, which members can now access here, she explains the rationale behind the design and how they embedded the identity of the city within the scheme. The team’s solution for integrating digital advertising screens into the wayfinding strategy was particularly inspired and something we could all learn from.
The Sign Design Society was out in force on 30thMarch at the Sign & Digital 2017 exhibition at the Birmingham NEC. SDS Chair, Sian Kelly kicked off with a presentation entitled “The Science and Art of Wayfinding”. This was followed by a panel session featuring a selection of innovative wayfinding case studies from members Sander Baumann (designworkplan), Sean Brereton (The Velvet Principle), Aad Kalkman (Mijksenaar) and Joan Zalacain (Zalacain Wayfinding).
Over the past few months we have been experimenting with different livestreaming options so that members who can't make it to an event in person can join us virtually.
We are pleased to confirm that we will be streaming all future events (technology permitting) through Facebook Live.
Please note: this offer is only available to SDS members. Not an SDS member? You can become an SDS member online today.
How to watch online via Facebook Live
To watch future talks online, please join our special Facebook group:
- Sign in to Facebook
- Friend us at our special livestreaming account: ‘SDS Live’
- Ask to join our closed (SDS members only) ‘SDS Live Events Facebook group’ – Kirstine will approve you to join the group.**
**N.B. To avoid disappointment, please make sure you send your request to join our SDS Live Events Facebook group in good time. We might not be able to accept requests made on the day of the talk or event.