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  • Reader’s corner book of the month: May 2024

    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 our professional areas of interest, be it a seminal publication or something more…

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  • Reader’s corner book of the month: May 2024

    Reader’s corner book of the month: May 2024

    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 our professional areas of interest, be it a seminal publication or something more…

  • Invitation to participate in a Design Economy workshop on social and environmental value

    Design Economy is an ambitious research programme led by the Design Council, which currently is exploring the environmental and social impact of design. PDR, a design research centre at Cardiff Metropolitan University, is undertaking this phase of the study (project managed by Piotr Swiatek) on behalf of the Design Council. As part of this study, PDR…

  • Pindar Creative awarded prestigious contract to maintain Transport for London’s iconic Tube maps

    Pindar Creative awarded prestigious contract to maintain Transport for London’s iconic Tube maps

    Image of an excerpt of a Tube Map (in an Underground train carriage) showing a selection of cedntral London station stops

  • Remembering Phil Baines

    Remembering Phil Baines

    We were saddened to hear of the death of Professor Phil Baines in January 2024. Phil Baines was one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary British graphic design. His career of forty years spanned curation, graphic design, teaching and writing. Combining teaching at Central St. Martins with a passion for architectural lettering and signage,…

  • 2nd edition Sign design guide now available to buy!

    2nd edition Sign design guide now available to buy!

    As of 26/02/24, the new edition of the Sign design guide is published and available to buy. The new edition SDG+ retails at £40.00 + £5 P&P (within UK) per copy. People who bought a copy of the SDG (1st Edition) in 2023 / 24 or peer reviewed the SDG+ will be able to purchase…

  • Invitation to tender for the St Just in Roseland interpretive centre

    St Just in Roseland Church and its iconic churchyard gardens sit at the tip of the Roseland peninsula in south Cornwall.  Described by Sir John Betjeman as “for some the most beautiful churchyard on earth”, people love the peace and tranquillity of the site. The PCC of St Just in Roseland and St Mawes Church is…

  • Astra Group bolsters senior team with a new director

    Astra Group bolsters senior team with a new director

  • April ’24 SDS symposium call for speakers on inclusive design for wayfinding information

    In April, the Sign Design Society, in conjunction with SEGD, are celebrating the launch of the new edition ‘Sign Design Guide+’ with a symposium about inclusive design for wayfinding information. We’d love to hear from you if you have something that you’d like to present as part of our symposium. You might have a design…

  • 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…