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Jan Tschichold and The New Typography in Weimar Germany
Join us to hear Professor Paul Stirton talk about 'The New Typography', leading theorist Jan Tschichold and the artist-designers of this inter-war period who spearheaded revolutionary experimentation in typography, lighting and photography in Germany and central Europe.
Date: 13 Nov 2019
Venue: The Gallery, Alan Baxter Ltd, 75 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EJ
Places with purpose do better: the role of place branding
Hear Simon Yewdall, dn&co.'s Lead Strategist talk about place branding, what it is, and why it is needed. He will explain what good place branding looks like, setting out the emotional and economic reasons the world of brand can help places change their perception.
Date: 09 Oct 2019
Venue: dn&co., 3 Tyers Gate, Bermondsey, London SE1 3HX
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Steer and Jedco win Paddington Connections competition with a poetic twist!
SDS members Steer and Jedco Product Design have been appointed to design a graphically led wayfinding programme across Paddington. The team are working with Poet in the City, who have been commissioned to curate unique and personal local narratives to guide people Read More…
Mark Lightfoot appointed Managing Director of Modulex UK
Congratulations to SDS member Mark Lightfoot on his recent appointment as Managing Director of Modulex UK. Taking up his post from 7 October 2019, Mark, a Modulex partner since 2003, will be primarily focusing on strengthening the company’s UK sales and business Read More…
British Sign Awards 2019 gala event on 14 November – book your tickets now!
Now in their seventh year, the British Sign Awards, organised by the International Sign Association (UK) (powered by the BSGA), will be recognising and rewarding the best of the British sign industry at their 14 November gala event. 15 awards will be Read More…
Member Hong Kong Design Institute establishes Department of Communication Design
It’s all change at SDS member The Hong Kong Design Institute. As of 1 September 2019, the Department of Communications Design & Digital Media officially split into two departments – the Department of Communication Design, headed up by former SDS Secretary and Read More…
Case study: Butterfield Group creates signage for ‘B Works Powered by Yorkshire Bank’ flagship branch in Manchester
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The 2019 British Sign Awards – deadline for submitting entries extended to Friday 27 September
Once again we’re pleased to announce that the SDS will be judging entries in the wayfinding category of the 2019 British Sign Awards. This annual showcase celebrates the best of the best, from those working in the business of signs. Last year saw Read More…
Remembering June Fraser, pioneering graphic designer, former SDS Chair and co-author of the Sign Design Guide
Many of you will be aware of recent tributes to June Fraser, following her death at the age of 88 earlier this summer. The Guardian’s obituary (02/08/2019), written by her daughter Zoe Cull, summed June up as: “Energetic, ambitious, practical and Read More…
Whybrow and Heath Pedrola form a new London wayfinding and placemaking agency partnership
Ian Whybrow and Heath Pedrola are partners of newly formed Whybrow Pedrola. Originating from different sides of the world – South East England and North East Australia respectively – Ian and Heath met at a Society of Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) event Read More…
New interactive map provides accessibility information for Britain’s railway stations
As part of their Inclusive Transport Strategy, the British rail industry has launched a new ‘Active Map‘ which will help passengers, including those with disabilities, find out about station accessibility. The interactive map is compatible with accessible features on iPhone, Android and Read More…
CSM Live partners with Formula E to deliver a sustainable, non-PVC signage solution
Formula E has partnered with global branding supplier CSM Live to reduce plastic production and waste, rolling out revolutionary sustainable trackside signage made of non-PVC material. The new branding product was debuted on 13 April 2019 at the GEOX Rome E-Prix event. The Read More…