Welcome to the Sign Design Society

The Sign Design Society (SDS) is for anyone interested in information and graphic communication within buildings and public spaces, including:

As well as raising the profile of our disciplines, we offer members a programme of events, resources and initiatives to help them:

To join choose a membership plan that suits you and sign up!

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Where Cartography Meets Industry brings together leading organisations, the  International Map Industry Association (IMIA), the British Cartographic Society (BCS), the International Cartographic Association (ICA), and the Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) to share current perspectives and envision the developing future of cartography and the mapping industry. Advancing our vital discussion of geo-ethics, this panel will examine how to build trust in various aspects of cartography and mapping business. 

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Publicness and places

Date: 25 April 2024

The theme of Publicness and Places delves into the dynamics of public spaces and their significance in our urban environment. During this seminar, we will explore various aspects of publicness and places in different parts the world. Renelle Sarjeant will be exploring the realities and complexities of the institutional an dthe everyday domains and how these cross and serve each other; Dr. Joseph Chambers will be focus on the uses of private and public space and how these may differ, and Dr. Juhyun Lee will focus on the smart city and its social transitions.

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60th International Making Cities Liveable (IMCL) conference

Start date: 26 April 2024
End date: 28 April 2024

The rich line-up of frontier urban topics will include new research and case studies, and new tools and strategies for public space, placemaking, urban resilience, zoning code reform, street and transportation reform, affordability and diversity, aesthetics and liveability, and liveable cities and towns for ALL.

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Join St. Bride Foundation to celebrate all things letterpress, with stalls selling letterpress supplies, prints, type specimens and more.

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Whether working for transport systems, cultural institutions or global events, Mima creates experiences, places and processes that are driven by human behaviour and accessible to all. In this talk, Mima’s Head of Accessibility and Inclusive Design, Emily Yates, will share case studies as well as hints and tips on how to bring further inclusivity into the world of design.

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Museums and Heritage Show 2024

Start date: 15 May 2024
End date: 16 May 2024

Join over 2,000 passionate attendees from museums, galleries, heritage sites, and cultural attractions worldwide. Come along and immerse yourself in a world of knowledge exchange, learning, and networking. Dive into vibrant discussions, leave brimming with fresh ideas, and feel inspired by the best.

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Clerkenwell Design Week 2024

Start date: 21 May 2024
End date: 23 May 2024


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ENC 2024: Resilient navigation

Start date: 22 May 2024
End date: 24 May 2024

The main theme of the conference is Resilient Navigation. While the 20th Century was focussed on the provision of ubiquitous and accurate Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT), the 21st Century’s focus has shifted to ensuring that PNT services may be trusted and are reliable and resilient. As we move to more and more systems that are either fully automated, or are automated to the point of human complacency, there is now wide recognition of the need for PNT systems that will operate in unprecedented threat-challenged environments (both civil and military); continuously provide usability and integrity status; fail very rarely; and when they do fail, do so safely, securely and elegantly.

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What impact does wellbeing have on citizens’ ability to support placemaking initiatives and to participate as members of society more generally? Wellbeing can be typically defined as the state of feeling healthy and happy, so how can the journey of placemaking be a way to further support the wellbeing of citizens? And how can wellbeing be a more integral part of placemaking? This Chat will explore designing for wellbeing and how placemaking can support the wellbeing of all earthly inhabitants.

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Type Paris Now 2024

Date: 1 June 2024

This conference (in English) brings together graphic design and typography enthusiasts. We seek to explain how typography has a visible impact on the world around us. Come to Paris to listen a mix of inspiring speakers evoking topics as broad as graphic design, web design, motion design, publishing, visual identity, communication and type design.

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