- Interpretative graphics
- Brand and experiential/environmental graphics
- Statutory and health & safety signs
- Keep up to date and improve their practice
- Find potential consultants, collaborators & employees
- Promote their work and capabilities
To join choose a membership plan that suits you and sign up!
Abram Games and the 1951 Festival of Britain
On the 70th anniversary of the Festival of Britain, Naomi Games gives an illustrated talk about the design process behind her father Abram Games’s iconic emblem, stamp and other items for the 1951 event widely considered a morale boosting 'tonic for the nation'.
Date: 17 Jun 2021
Venue: Via Zoom
Crafting letters today
Craft skills and the objects made by craftspeople offer a reminder of our physical place in the real world. Pip Hall and Erik Spiekermann both work with letters that are physical objects. Pip works cutting letters in stone and her talk will explore contrasting approaches in lettercarving for poetry. Erik is currently involved in letterpress printing and will share with us the process for bringing historical printing presses and other related machinery from the analog into the digital age.
Date: 20 May 2021
Venue: Via Zoom
Latest news items
Zagreb’s new transit map, co-designed by Robert Čanak and Jug Cerović
A well-crafted transit map enhances the experience of navigating a town or city not only for the local population but also for visitors including tourists. SDS overseas member Robert Čanak is a wayfinding strategist with a background in visual communications. Robert and Read More…
Modulex Group launches Team Up programme
Early June marked the launch of the Modulex Team Up programme. It’s been created for those with a background in design, architecture, graphics with an entrepreneurial spirit, and/or for small creative agencies looking to expand their scope. The Team Up scheme offers Read More…
Case study library: ABG Design signs the way for the Tower of London
Project Name: Historic Royal Palaces, Tower of London Client: Historic Royal Palaces Sector: Visitor attractions Location: London, England The role: Signage, wayfinding and mapping The brief: ABG Design developed the Tower Environs wayfinding and signage master plan in close partnership with Stanton Williams Architects and the Historic Royal Read More…
Hong Kong-based Atelier Pacific marks 25th anniversary with ‘Art Tram’ design
Congratulations to Hong Kong-based multidisciplinary, public space design studio and SDS member Atelier Pacific. They are currently celebrating their 25th anniversary working in the region and looking forward to the next 25 years with the opening of a new office in Shanghai. Read More…
New edition of Sign Design Guide needs your input
Some fields of design have clearly defined accessibility guidelines, such as the web content accessibility guidelines. We have the Sign Design Guide. This was published by the Sign Design Society twenty years ago and is still much in demand and widely cited Read More…
Reader’s Corner book of the month: June ’21
Featuring publications of relevance to our industry, including those cited in SDS e-newsletter lead articles and suggested additional reading, we’ve recently relaunched the SDS Reader’s Corner book of the month page. Each month we will showcase a suggested read that relates to Read More…
Missed Colette Jeffrey’s RIN talk on wayfinding/waylosing?
If you didn’t join-up for Colette’s talk live on 10 February 2021, you can view it now via the Royal College of Navigation (RIN) YouTube channel. Getting lost in a building has proved fatal for two navigators recently. Most research on ‘waylosing’ Read More…
Department of Transport issues guidance on signage to Covid-19 vaccination centres
With the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccination programme now taking place the length and breadth of the UK, the Department of Transport has released guidance on temporary signage to guide traffic to vaccination centres. Download the PDF.
Looking back at 2020
By Andrew Barker What a year it has been – do I hear any disagreement with that? When 2020 began I had little idea how the year was actually going to unfold, and how little it would have to do with the Read More…
Pascall + Watson among five firms shortlisted for stage two of Network Rail’s station design competition
Following on from the Design Council and Network Rail’s ThinkStation workshops held in late 2019 into early 2020, a three-stage competition was launched in the summer. Architects, designers and engineers were invited to: reshape the travel experience of passengers who use Network Read More…