Category: News

  • Review of 2023

    Review of 2023

    2023 brought another busy year for the Sign Design Society, with a rich mix of topics across talks and articles in the newsletters. As ever, we tried to get a balance of research and practice, offering diverse viewpoints and provocations. We started the year with a particularly intriguing challenge for a panel discussion: ‘What can…

  • NRAC brand design opportunity

    The National Register of Access Consultants (NRAC) is a nationally recognised register of professional access consultants who advise clients about access and inclusive design in the built environment. The organisation will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2024 and needs a professional brand identity and a new, accessible website. At this point NRAC invites quotes from…

  • Potential replacement of international accessibility symbol – have your say

    [Winning design in International Union of Architects (UIA) and Rehabilitation International (RI)-run 2022 competition for 21st century symbol of accessibility, by Ukrainian architect Maksym Holovkoas.]  The BSI Public information symbols committee PH/8/2 is currently working with the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) to assess public and industry opinion on the suitability of the international symbol for accessibility,…

  • f.r.a. adds London base to accommodate growth

    f.r.a. adds London base to accommodate growth

    Multi-award winning placemaking, brand and wayfinding design specialists, f.r.a. have joined the vibrant creative hub at historic, Grade ll* listed Old Sessions House, in the design-centric area of Clerkenwell, London. f.r.a. Studio Director Rachel Trippier commented: “We’ve been on the lookout for a London base for some time and as we continue to grow our…

  • National Museum of Ireland four-year tender opportunity

    The National Museum of Ireland has recently launched a tender for exhibition design services across its five sites over a four-year period, estimating the fee total at around £876,000 (€1 million) for the duration. The initial project will be the development of a new temporary exhibition and interpretative scheme, featuring early medieval insular manuscripts from…

  • SignAgent initiative supports environmental graphics design students and educators

    In mid-November ’23 SignAgent launched its SignAgent for Education Program to provide complimentary licences to access its platform to: students who are currently enrolled in design programmes; and educators teaching design courses. SignAgent’s cloud-based sign asset management platform offers a solution for students and educators to effectively design and manage their wayfinding and signage projects.…

  • Help Historic England create a map of the UK’s ghost signs

    Help Historic England create a map of the UK’s ghost signs

    Historic England wants your photos of ghost signs! The organisation is creating a map of the UK’s ‘ghost signs’ and is looking for people around the country to help out. It hopes that the map will help broaden understanding about where ghost signs can be found.  Historic England describes these signs, often found in urban settings and…

  • Museum of London upcoming  exhibition – can you help?

    Museum of London upcoming exhibition – can you help?

    The Museum of London‘s London Wall site is closed, currently in the process of relocating to Smithfield’s General Market Building in Farringdon. It’s due to re-open to the public in 2026. The museum has made a public appeal for eye-catching signs from London venues past and present for a planned permanent exhibition, ‘Hanging Out’, due…

  • SignAgent launches new brand identity

    SignAgent launches new brand identity

    SignAgent officially announced the launch of its newly updated brand identity at SEGD’s Annual Conference in August ’23. The conference, held in Washington DC, is where the experiential graphic design society recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The SignAgent platform is a collaborative, cloud-based project management software used for the planning, design, production, implementation, and ongoing…

  • Consultation period now open for Design standards for accessible railway stations: a code of practice

    Consultation period now open for Design standards for accessible railway stations: a code of practice

    The Department for Transport is currently seeking views on improving the code of practice on design standards for accessible stations. The code of practice on design standards for accessible railway station provides standards for anyone carrying out rail infrastructure improvements. The underlying principle of the code is that, ‘whenever work takes place, the opportunity is…