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Reader’s Corner book of the month: January ’22

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…

With good wishes for the holiday season. Have a peaceful and healthy 2022!

Our review of 2021 What a challenging year for us all! It seems every time we think we might be seeing light at the end of the pandemic tunnel we get another curve ball (hello Omicron!). It’s been two steps forward and Read More…

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SDS seminars 2021/22: past, present and future

An update on Sign Design Society seminars. 25 November ’21 talk A reminder to catch it while you can. Last month’s in conversation with Tristan Gooley recording, ‘The lost art of reading nature’s signs‘ is only available for members via the SDS Read More…

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Congratulations to Astley Signs, celebrating thirty years in business under current ownership

In an event postponed from 2020, a month-long celebration of Astley Signs‘ 30th business anniversary culminated in colleagues from the company’s Gateshead and Kettering offices gathering together in late November to mark the date when the current owners took ownership of the Read More…

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CCD Design & Ergonomics rebrands to Mima

CCD Design & Ergonomics has rebranded to Mima. Find out more about the London-based consultancy’s history, rebrand and who they are. Rebranding gives a new name and a new look to the company formerly known as CCD Design & Ergonomics but it’s Read More…

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Join the Access Association – become more involved in access and inclusive design

The Access Association (A.A.) are a national network of individuals who are passionate about access and inclusive design. The Association recently held their autumn seminar, titled ‘Inclusive Environments: Designing for Neurodiversity.’ The event included talks on BSI PAS6463 Design for the Mind due 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…

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…

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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.