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What colour can (and can’t) do for wayfinding
Colour is the richest, most emotional and most powerful means of visual communication and stretches beyond cultural boundaries. Use it accordingly in wayfinding.
Date: 22 Apr 2021
Venue: Via Zoom
Finding urban graphic heritage
This talk presents insights from the project ‘Repositioning Graphic Heritage’ looking specifically at urban graphic heritage in its setting. It explores the relationship between graphic heritage and heritage interpretation, between presentation and representation, through case studies of a multitude of ‘signs’ in their urban settings.
Date: 25 Mar 2021
Venue: Online via Zoom
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