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Announcement: changes to the SDS management

Dear Members After a good three years as Chair of the SDS, I have decided it is time to step down. I am very pleased to announce that Colette Jeffrey and Andrew Barker will be taking the SDS forward as Co-Chairs. Colette and Andrew have been Read More…

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Recent ThinkStation initiative findings to feed into the brief for an upcoming international station design competition

Some SDS members may have been fortunate to be amongst the 350 people who had the opportunity to attend one of the series of pioneering ThinkStation workshops held in recent months across the UK. Run by the Design Council in partnership with Read More…

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Why TfL chose the colour purple for the Elizabeth Line

https://www.mylondon.news/news/west-london-news/crossrail-real-reason-tfl-chose-17404241 Yesterday, 15 December 2019, marked the dawn of a new era in London/Home Counties train travel.  Transport for London (TFL) started the rolling out process for the new Elizabeth Line (formerly known as Crossrail), taking over from Great Western Railway (GWR) Read More…

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British Sign Awards 2019 – SDS member companies win trophies in four categories

On 14th November, British sign industry colleagues including many SDS members gathered at the Athena Centre in Leicester to celebrate the best UK-based sign makers of 2019. Now in their seventh year, the British Sign Awards have become a beacon for the Read More…

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It’s a hat trick for Populous at World Interiors News Awards 2019!

Populous‘s work on the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium picked up three trophies at the recently held World Interiors News Awards 2019: Gold Award for the general concourse design in the Leisure and Entertainment Interiors category; Gold Award for branding and wayfinding; Bronze Read More…

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Festival of Place 2019 – a member’s perspective

Back in July, Festival of Place gifted the Society two tickets to their inaugural conference. The aim was to bring people that work in the built environment together to explore how to create places that thrive. The tickets were offered to two Read More…

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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…

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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…

Map of Birmingham city centre showing accessibility of local railway stations

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…