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Notice about the SDS AGM (2019) and nominations to the Steering Group

Please be advised that the 2019 AGM will take place immediately before the SDS summer social and talks, details below: Date: Thursday 11 July 2019 Time: 4.30pm Location: The Gallery, Alan Baxter Ltd, 75 Cowcross St, Farringdon, London EC1M 6EL All members Read More…

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The 2019 British Sign Awards – submit your wayfinding category entries now

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…

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Case study: xsign completes project for Perdiswell Leisure Centre

Project Name: Perdiswell Leisure Centre Signage Clients: Perdiswell Leisure Centre and Cantoo Design Sector: Retail & leisure Location: Worcester (UK) Role: Sign scheme design, signs manufacture & signs installation The Brief: Perdiswell Leisure Centre opened in January 2017 after a £10.5 million Read More…

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Public review of government proposals for Changing Places toilets for the severely disabled. Have your say.

New, or majorly refurbished, large buildings used by the public must have Changing Places toilets for severely disabled people, under government proposals announced today (12 May 2019). The government has launched a 10-week consultation which proposes the required size and shape of Read More…

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Case study: xsign installs digital wayfinding totems across University of Birmingham campus

Project Name: University of Birmingham Digital Totem Signs Client: University of Birmingham Sector: Schools, colleges and universities Location: Birmingham (UK) Role: Sign scheme design, sign manufacture and installation The Brief: xsign have a long-standing relationship with the University of Birmingham, providing signs Read More…

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Case study: xsign complete sign project for Royal Papworth Hospital

Project Name: Royal Papworth Hospital Client: Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Trust and Skanska Sector: Hospitals, healthcare and research Location: Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge (UK) Role: Wayfinding consultancy, sign scheme design, signs manufacture and signs installation. The Brief: xsign were appointed to provide wayfinding consultancy, sign Read More…

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Save the date: 6th June – SDS on tour and the Birmingham Design Festival 2019

Following last year’s fabulous multi-faceted event, the SDS is heading up to Birmingham again in June. This year promises to be even bigger and better. Not only will the SDS be curating a workshop and sign tour, (full details to follow shortly), Read More…

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Case study: Pascall+Watson’s wayfinding for Venice Marco Polo International Airport

Project Name: Venice Marco Polo International Airport, Wayfinding Strategy Client: SAVE S.p.A. Sector: Transport (Aviation) Location: Venice (Italy) The role: Wayfinding design – strategic advice and guidance, brand design, sign planning, product design and digital content design – from initial conceptual discussion through to implementation and delivery Read More…

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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…

Case study: Quadram Institute signage by ABG Design

Project Name: Quadram Institute Client: Quadram Institute Sector: Hospitals, healthcare and research Location: Norwich (UK) Role: Sign design Background: The Quadram Institute is a new multi-million, state-of-the-art food and health research and NHS endoscopy centre.  It will create new interfaces between food science, gut Read More…