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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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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…

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Pascall + Watson among five firms shortlisted for stage two of Network Rail’s station design competition

Following on from the Design Council and Network Rail’s ThinkStation workshops held in late 2019 into early 2020, a three-stage competition was launched in the summer. Architects, designers and engineers were invited to: reshape the travel experience of passengers who use Network Read More…

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Did you see them? TFL’s iconic roundels transformed Oxford Circus Underground station exits to celebrate the launch of Sony’s PS5

A short-term promotional stunt by Sony Interactive Entertainment to celebrate the launch of their PS5 console on 19 November 2020,  saw some TFL Underground stations transformed for just 48 hours. Those of you who had reason to be travelling on TFL Underground 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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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…