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End-of-year update and Season’s Greetings from the Sign Design Society

Well where did 2018 go? It’s been an interesting year – record-breaking summer temperatures and continuing uncertainty around Brexit (I promise that’s the first and last mention of the B word). It’s also been a pretty significant year for the SDS. Not Read More…

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Department for Transport’s Through the Traffic Signs Manual – updated chapters now available

The DfT’s Traffic Signs Manual provides guidance to traffic authorities and sign designers on good practice in respect of the design and use of traffic signs, in order to provide appropriate and adequate information for road users. The Manual is published by TSO in Read More…

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Signbox implements the wayfinding and environmental graphics for world leading management consultancy

Signbox has implemented the wayfinding and environmental graphics for the London offices of a world leading management consultant and professional services firm, serving clients in more than 120 countries across 40 industries. When the company, which occupies three floors of the landmark Plantation Read More…

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Wayfindr launch eLearning course on accessible audio navigation systems

Wayfindr, the organisation behind the world’s first internationally-approved open standard for accessible audio navigation, has launched an eLearning course on accessible audio navigation systems. Audio navigation is a cutting edge accessibility solution that can empower persons with vision impairments to travel independently. Helping Read More…

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Wear your badge with pride

Joining the Sign Design Society is a tangible demonstration that you’re committed to staying up to date with the latest developments and good practice in signing and wayfinding.  Don’t keep this investment to yourself … let everyone know and increase confidence further Read More…

Marc Kisko (BSA 2018 Young Signmaker of the Year winner) receiving his award from Steve Davis and Rob Goleniowski

Reade Signs employee wins BSA 2018 Young Signmaker of The Year

From Reade Signs apprentice to this year’s Young Signmaker of the Year, congratulations to Marc Kisko. Marc, aged 22, has been with SDS member Reade Signs for four years, completing his apprenticeship in just one year rather than the usual 18 months. Read More…

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Calling all members with WordPress experience – the SDS needs you!

Have you experience of designing/writing content for WordPress websites? Do you have a working knowledge of CSS/HTML? The Sign Design Society website is evolving to meet the changing needs of our subscribers and the ways in which we communicate. For those of Read More…

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Case Study Library – Here East (Reade Signs, England)

Reade Signs undertook an exciting, award-winning wayfinding project at the former press and broadcast centres of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Hackney Wick, home of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Reade Signs was commissioned to install and supply over 300 Read More…

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British Sign Awards 2018 gala event – celebrating the best of British

Now in their fifth year, the British Sign Awards, organised by the British Sign and Graphics Association (BSGA) celebrate the best of the British sign industry. In all 13 awards will be presented, ranging from Best Architectural Sign through to Traditional Sign Crafts Read More…

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Case Study Library – The Spectra (Atelier Pacific Ltd, Hong Kong)

The Spectra is a new residential development located next to the West Rail Long Ping Station in Hong Kong. It consists of four 24-storey residential towers, a club-house with gym and outdoor pool, and a multi-story basement car park. The project covers nearly 50,000 Read More…