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The Sign Design Society (SDS) is for anyone interested in information and graphic communication within buildings and public spaces, including:
  • Wayfinding
  • Interpretative graphics
  • Brand and experiential/environmental graphics
  • Statutory and health & safety signs
As well as raising the profile of our disciplines, we offer members a programme of events, resources and initiatives to help them:
  • Keep up to date and improve their practice
  • Find potential consultants, collaborators & employees
  • Promote their work and capabilities

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Latest news items

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Reader’s Corner book of the month: July ’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…

Logo for Buro Happold Museum of London collaboration and info on the research

Help Buro Happold make the Museum of London more accessible for people with visual impairment

The Buro Happold Inclusive Design team and the Museum of London are currently researching visually impaired people’s experiences of museums and galleries. The survey aims to gather insights from people with visual impairment to evaluate past experiences and explore potential future provisions Read More…

Image of outdoor signage at Chatsworth House and Gardens

Case study library: ABG Design’s wayfinding solution for Chatsworth House and Gardens

Project Name: Chatsworth wayfinding & orientation Client: Chatsworth House and Garden Sector: Visitor attractions Location: Chatsworth (Derbyshire), England The role: Signage and wayfinding The brief: Chatsworth House has been handed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family and is home to the current Duke and Duchess Read More…

External view of isGroup with branded signage to the right

isGroup celebrates 40 years in business

isGroup based in Flint North Wales is a family-run business involved in the design, manufacture and installation of their trademarked Way2Go wayfinding range of products, as well as custom signage. Commissions include signage for the Storyhouse Theatre in Chester, Albert Dock Liverpool, Read More…

Zagreb transit map by Robert Canak and Jug Cervovic

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…

Road disappearing into the sunset with coming years marking the way ahead

David Catanach signs off from ISA-UK

The end of June ’21 marked David Catanach’s last day as Director at ISA-UK (formerly known as BSGA until 2019). He already has his retirement mapped out: “I have never been more excited for the future and can now look forward to 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…

Faded image of seaside with small insert of Dr Colette Jeffrey giving talk on wayfinding

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.  

A view of a wintry landscape (riverside) with sun in the sky

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…