London 2012 wins top accolade at
Sign Design Awards
New areas of signing and wayfinding were recognised in the Sign Design Society’s 2013 international award competition at a gala presentation ceremony last Thursday night. The ultimate accolade, the Grand Prix Award, went to the wayfinding system for the London 2012 Olympic Park, but equally inspiring perhaps to all those present was the Award made to an astonishingly competent student for her wayfinding analysis of her home city, Novosibirsk in central Siberia, Russia. And for the second Awards in succession the top prize in the Wayfinding category went to Australia for a project in Sydney.
SDS Talks are now available for on-demand viewing from the SDS website.
Sign Design Society is pleased to announce that members are now able to view complete recordings of our popular monthly SDS Talk via our website. These recording feature the visual presentation, full narration by the speaker and the audience Q&A. The recordings may be viewed anytime from the SDS website and best all; this a free service to SDS members.
A new set of icons designed to work in harmony with the BBC's new visual language.
The new icons were designed to enable a consistent visual language across all BBC digital platforms - web, mobile and television.
The Directory is something we've been keen to offer for a long time, but until now our limited technical capability was an inhibitor. The need arises both in response to members requests but also because the Society is frequently asked to recommend good designers, manufacturers, consultants etc, which it cannot and will never do.
The Directory will allow extensive opportunity for members to describe/promote themselves in text, pictures and - should they wish - a short video. Please see the sample entries there to give you an idea of the sort of thing you can do (click here).
Article by: Erwan Xiao First published on: www.designtaxi.com
The City of New York has decided to update the familiar blue-and-white ‘handicapped’ logo with a newer design created by a team from Gordon College, Massachusetts.
The old logo, which features a stick figure in a wheelchair, has been criticized as portraying the handicapped as “passive” and even “helpless”.
First published on: www.designweek.com
The organisers of the Rio 2016 Olympics have unveiled the Games pictograms, claiming that for the first time all Olympic and Paralympic sports are represented.
The pictograms have been created by and in-house team set up to deal with Rio 2016 graphics projects, and are inspired by the Games typeface, which was created by Dalton Maag.
The 64 pictograms – 41 Olympic and 23 Paralympic – were created over a period of 16 months.
Visual information designer Paul Mijksenaar, founder and director of the Amsterdam-based design bureau Mijksenaar and creator of the “Schiphol Standard” for airport wayfinding, will keynote the sixth annual Airport & Transportation Workshop October 3-4 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Organized jointly by SEGD and the Airport Sign Managers Network (ASMN), the Airport & Transportation Workshop will focus on the complexities of airport design programs from signage and wayfinding design, planning, and management to user experience and technology.
The two-day workshop will include a wide range of sessions on key topics in airport and transportation design programs. The workshop will also include ample networking time, representation by a diverse group of speakers, and real-world perspectives from airport operators.
A gallery of images collected by Amrit Pal Singh. Click here for full collection.
Article by John Yong First published on: www.designtaxi.com
‘Points’ is a robotic street sign created by Brooklyn-based studio Breakfast.
Designed as a ‘smart’ sign, it features three rotating arms that point people in the right direction based on what they are looking and what’s happening around them.
By Mark Wilson, on fastco website...
An inside look at a bold new initiative to modernize NYC’s digital subway infrastructure.
Not so long ago, we featured a radical proposal for New York City’s payphones. The criticism we sensed was that this networked, touch-screen system - equipped with cameras and Wi-Fi - was too sci-fi for a city of today.