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

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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…

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Modulex Group launches Team Up programme

Early June marked the launch of the Modulex Team Up programme. It’s been created for those with a background in design, architecture, graphics with an entrepreneurial spirit, and/or for small creative agencies looking to expand their scope. The Team Up scheme offers Read More…

View of signage totems for the Tower of London down the side of an outdoor pathway

Case study library: ABG Design signs the way for the Tower of London

Project Name: Historic Royal Palaces, Tower of London Client: Historic Royal Palaces Sector: Visitor attractions Location: London, England The role: Signage, wayfinding and mapping The brief: ABG Design developed the Tower Environs wayfinding and signage master plan in close partnership with Stanton Williams Architects and the Historic Royal Read More…

Examples of Atelier Pacific designed trams for Hong Kong Tramways (as part of their 25th anniversary of having a studio there)

Hong Kong-based Atelier Pacific marks 25th anniversary with ‘Art Tram’ design

Congratulations to Hong Kong-based multidisciplinary, public space design studio and SDS member Atelier Pacific. They are currently celebrating their 25th anniversary working in the region and looking forward to the next 25 years with the opening of a new office in Shanghai. 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.  

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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…