Category: News

  • 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…

  • Natural History Museum  £150,000 wayfinding tender opportunity

    Natural History Museum £150,000 wayfinding tender opportunity

    On 11 August ’23, the Natural History Museum (NHM) in South Kensington London launched a tender valued at £150,000 for the design of a new signage and wayfinding system, to align with its new brand identity and improve the visitor experience. The last major signage project at the NHM was carried out in 2007. This…

  • Whybrow Pedrola becomes Whybrow Studio

    Whybrow Pedrola becomes Whybrow Studio

    As of mid June 2023, Whybrow Pedrola is renamed Whybrow Studio, now that they’ve fully embraced the move to Margate on the north Kent coast. The Whybrow Pedrola studio opened in Margate when the pandemic hit in 2020. It was a positive move, and the team have made it home. Whybrow Studio retains its desk…

  • Designers: GA::kit Open Source Software now available

    GA::kit has been created by American firm Gallagher & Associates (G&A), experts in the field of building community experiences. It’s an Open Source Software toolkit for developers and creative technologists on experience design teams, to quickly develop interactive experiences. This can be at any point in a design process, from a brief proof of concept,…

  • Endpoint’s wayfinding solution of the National Museum of Norway wins gold at 2023 Viseult Awards

    Congratulations to Endpoint whose wayfinding work for the iconic National Museum of Norway recently won gold at the 2023 Visuelt Awards ceremony, held on 11 May in Oslo. Statsbygg – the Norwegian Directorate of Public Construction and Property – appointed Endpoint to design and develop a wayfinding system that would enable museum visitors to easily…

  • Making Borough Yards happen: the SDS twilight tour

    On 23 March, the SDS held their first in-person event of 2023. Wesley Meyer and Jamie Trippier of f.r.a. gave a tour of their work on Borough Yards in south London. It was a dark and stormy night … no, it really was a dark and stormy night. So much so that people were calling…

  • Teaching information design to undergraduates, a Peruvian perspective

    How could information design help to improve people’s quality of life? That was the starting point from which I decided to shape an elective course for graphic design students at the Faculty of Art and Design at PUCP (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú) in my hometown of Lima, Peru. This course was launched in August…