A Professional Sourcebook
Author: Andreas Uebele
Category: Business & Economics
A signage system is more than just a set of signposts and symbols. As well as its practical application, it helps to create an identity for a space and can add decorative flair to any built environment. This book showcases examples of signage design worldwide, ranging from museums and schools to transport systems.
A Complete Guide to Creating Environmental Graphic Design Systems
Author: Chris Calori,David Vanden-Eynden
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A new edition of the market-leading guide to signage andwayfinding design This new edition of Signage and Wayfinding Design: A CompleteGuide to Creating Environmental Graphic Design Systems has beenfully updated to offer you the latest, most comprehensive coverageof the environmental design process—from research and designdevelopment to project execution. Utilizing a cross-disciplinaryapproach that makes the information relevant to architects,interior designers, landscape architects, graphic designers, andindustrial engineers alike, the book arms you with the skillsneeded to apply a standard, proven design process to large andsmall projects in an efficient and systematic manner. Environmental graphic design is the development of a visuallycohesive graphic communication system for a given site within thebuilt environment. Increasingly recognized as a contributor towell-being, safety, and security in unfamiliar and high-stressenvironments, EGD is also being used to extend and reinforce thebrand experience. Signage and Wayfinding Design provides youwith the author's proven "Signage Pyramid" method, which makessolving complex design problems in a comprehensive signage programeasier than ever before. Features full-color design throughout Updated material includes the latest ADA requirements, digitalsignage and wayfinding, and hardware systems, including mounting,finishes, and materials Includes 100+ new images encompassing design concepts, workingdrawings, diagrams, and maps Covers the development of room/space numbering systems,approaches to sign typing and numbering, and message schedulemanagement If you're a design professional tasked with communicatingmeaningful information in the built environment, this vitalresource has you covered.
A Guide to Information Graphics
Author: Rayan Abdullah,Roger Hübner
Publisher: W. W. Norton
An indispensable sourcebook for designers everywhere, a keystone for non-verbal communication. Outlines the history of pictograms and icons and how they have been applied in commercial and creative fields over the past century. Included top tips and background information from successful pictogram designers, as well as detailed discussion of icons, the silent servants of online communities.
A Guide to Type, Image, Symbol, and Visual Storytelling in the Modern World
Author: Richard Poulin
Publisher: Rockport Pub
This innovative volume is the first to provide the design student, practitioner, and educator with an invaluable comprehensive reference of visual and narrative material that illustrates and evaluates the unique and important history surrounding graphic design and architecture. Graphic Design and Architecture, A 20th Century History closely examines the relationship between typography, image, symbolism, and the built environment by exploring principal themes, major technological developments, important manufacturers, and pioneering designers over the last 100 years. It is a complete resource that belongs on every designer’s bookshelf.
Author: Per Mollerup
Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers
Riffing on the techie term 'wayfinding', which designers and manufacturers use when talking about the function of signs and signage systems as they are used by the viewer, this book seeks to find a more precise visual language for what sign designers actually do, which is to show the way. Unfortunately, as Mollerup points out, many designers never master the art of wayshowing themselves. For wayshowing relates to wayfinding as writing relates to reading and as talking relates to hearing - The purpose of wayshowing is to facilitate wayfinding. In this accessible but invigorating investigation, Mollerup examines international sign systems and architectural landmarks in detail with his trademark candor and good humor. His analysis is at once pithy, scholarly, and historical.
Author: Edo Smitshuijzen
Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers
In an entertaining and straightforward way, Edo Smitshuijzen's Signage Design Manual leads the reader step by step through the individual phases of signal design. More than nine hundred illustrations guide him or her through this demanding process. The combination of wide coverage and precise, detailed information makes this book accessible to a broad spectrum of readers, from information and graphic designers to design students and professionals of every stripe who are involved with signal design on any level.
A Manual for Visual Communication
Author: Karen Lewis
Graphic Design for Architects is a handbook of techniques, explanations and examples of graphic design most relevant to architects. The book covers a variety of scales of graphic design, everything from portfolio design and competition boards, to signage and building super-graphics – to address every phase of architectural production. This book combines and expands on information typically found in graphic design, information design, and architectural graphics books. As architectural communication increases to include more territory and components of a project, it is important for designers to be knowledgeable about the various ways in which to communicate visually. For instance, signage should be designed as part of the process – not something added at the end of a project; and the portfolio is a manifestation of how the designer works, not just an application to sell a design sensibility. In thinking about architecture as a systematic and visual project, the graphic design techniques outlined in this book will help architects process, organize and structure their work through the lens of visual communication. Each chapter is titled and organized by common architectural modes of communication and production. The chapters speak to architects by directly addressing projects and topics relevant to their work, while the information inside each chapter presents graphic design methods to achieve the architects’ work. In this way, readers don’t have to search through graphic design books to figure out what’s relevant to them – this book provides a complete reference of graphic techniques and methods most useful to architects in getting their work done.
Author: Michelle Galindo
Publisher: Braun Publish,Csi
Since signage systems are created to provide orientation, they must be universally legible and understood by people of all ages and culture. Signs must show the way, and also present the proper information at the proper location. By making effective use of graphics, colors and shapes, a signage system helps to create an identity for spaces. Signage Designs showcases a great variety of current examples from across the world, indoor and outdoor, ranging from individual buildings like museums, hospitals and stadiums, to larger contexts like subway systems, town districts or entire cities. This title is an essential reference for designers involved in communications, architects, interior designers and indeed for creative persons in all sectors.
Author: Andrew Hodson
Showcases IMAGES' strong talent for mining design information from around the globeProvides a informative statements on contemporary wayfinding design principlesCovers projects that range from exterior public spaces, such as gardens and parklands, to the exteriors and interiors of offices, medical facilities, shopping malls and museums, among many othersShowcases a graphic and highly visual collection that is inspirational and is a strong reference for architects, graphic designers, landscape and interior designers, and all who are directly involved in the built environmentsFeatures rich, full-color photography of contemporary wayfinding systems designed by an eclectic international group of designersModern public space requires wayfinding information that can help users familiarize or adapt themselves in new building environments. Wayfinding systems designed to fulfill the essential functions of direction, notice or explanation often absorb creative designing elements. This book is an informative and systematic compilation of many updated design works for wayfinding by international designing studios, ranging across shopping malls, gardens, hospitals, schools, office buildings, museums, libraries, among others. And the wayfinding design works represented in this book originate from their application in various public spaces. This book is a great reference for graphic designers, architects, scholars, or students majored in the design disciplines.
Graphics in the Urban Environment
Author: Sean Adams
Category: Commercial art
The definition of a supergraphic has changed over the last twenty years. Once, only a large decorative design on a wall or building was a supergraphic. Today it encompasses architectural delineation wayfinding and identifying signage, illustrative murals, and branding elements. A supergraphic can take the form of an enormous logo on the side of a building, a wall of multi-colored squares, or an oversized restroom symbol. Digital technology now allows for interaction and screen-based media on a large scale. The audience can now truly communicate with an architectural space in a unique and personal manner. The difference between a large overwrought design on the wall and a successful supergraphic is typically based on two points: a strong concept, and interaction with the architecture, light and space. Many people can paint stripes on a wall. But a designer can use the entire volume, sense place, context and changing environment to create a story with words, colour and shapes. This book includes examples of the best supergraphics internationally. These are evidence of the sense of delight when a beautifully crafted graphic solution and smart concept are married to remarkable architecture.
Interdisciplinary work at the gateway to design
Author: Beate Kling,Torsten Krüger
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Interdisciplinary work at the gateway to design
Information Design for Public Places
Author: David Gibson
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
"Principles of environmental graphic design"--P.  of cover.
New Directions in Signage and Wayfinding
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag
Includes interview with Paula Scher by Simon Lorenz.
Projects & Process
Author: Wayne Hunt
Publisher: Collins Design
This important approach to signs provides a completely illustrated behind-the-scenes process of over thirty interesting assignments. Included are projects in the areas of Wayfinding, Placemaking and Interpretive Design. Each project is shown from sketch concept to final installation and includes a detailed design analysis.
Innovative Solutions in Contemporary Design
Author: Peter Wildbur,Michael Burke
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Shows how design is used to convey travel information, show how things work, provide a clear computer interface, and depict geographic information
A New Approach to Signage and Wayfinding
Signage plays a critical and ubiquitous role in how we orient ourselves withint our built environment. Adopting an active and creative role, these supporting graphic markers elicit a deeper and more inquisitive exploration of the interiority of a place.
Software, Networks, Advertising, and Displays: A Primer for Understanding the Business
Author: Jimmy Schaeffler
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Digital Signage gives you macro and micro views of the burgeoning digital signage industry. Whether you are looking for new opportunities or to expand your business, with this book you will be able to clearly understand and accurately analyze the developments, trends and projections. As part of the NAB Executive Technology Briefing series, this book features the future impact of the technology across many different industries and platforms. Explanations of hardware such as displays, servers, and PCs, software such as dynamic on-screen content and software management programs, and technologies like systems integrations and network infrastructures are all covered.
Connecting People & Spaces
Author: Wang Shiaoqiang
This book is a selection of projects from across the world in which the graphic signage system stands out not only for its meticulous form but its unmistakable orienting function. Public spaces where a large number of people interact require a good orientation system to handle and facilitate the circulation of these people and a good signage system is key to achieving this objective.
Author: David Whitbread
Publisher: UNSW Press
The Design Manual by David Whitbread is an indispensable and comprehensive reference for traditional and digital publishing. From beginners to professional graphic designers, desktop publishers and graphic design students, The Design Manual provides essential information on conceptual approaches, planning and project development techniques for print, web and multimedia production. Design tasks are divided into sections on publication, corporate identity, on-screen and advertising design. There is discussion of specific skills such as branding and logo design; stationery, catalogue, annual report and newsletter production; websites; storyboarding and animation techniques; and more. The production section discusses layout and typography for print and screen, colour and colour systems, printing and finishing processes. With numerous checklists and practical tips throughout the text, The Design Manual has become a standard reference for anyone involved in or interested in design.