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Save the date: 12th June 2018 SDS on Tour in Birmingham

Parkside Building, Birmingham City University

The Sign Design Society is heading to Birmingham on Tuesday, 12th June 2018.

The SDS on Tour in Birmingham event promises a mix of academic and practice-based talks, a graphic design exhibition, Birmingham City University architecture and graphic communication graduate degree shows and a short city signage tour.

NB If you’re looking to recruit a new graduate, there will also be an opportunity to meet and interview graduates. If interested please let us know in advance at so that we make the necessary arrangements.

The preliminary schedule is as follows:

4pm-6pm – Tour of Birmingham City University architecture and graphic communication degree shows / Parkside Gallery graphic design exhibition curated by designer Malcolm Garrett.

4pm-5pm – Graduate portfolio/interview session.

6pm-7.30pm Three talks on sign design topics: sensory wayfinding, smellscapes & soundscapes (Dr Jieling Xiao, an architect), documenting historical signs before they disappear (Geraldine Marshall, a typographer) and we hope City ID will give insights on designing Interconnect, the city wayfinding system in Birmingham.  

7.45pm-8.15pm Short city tour to Birmingham Grand Central Station via signs of interest.

The event will be based at Parkside Building, Birmingham City University, 5 Cardigan Street, Birmingham B4 7BD. The venue is a ten minute walk from Grand Central Station and five minutes from Moor Street Station.

If you’re interested in registering your interest please contact Kate ( 

Limited Offer – Bring a guest for free (as of 15.05.18). Applies to the first ten people (and their guest) to apply to attend. Please email Kate to book your places.