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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Third party events

Sign & Digital UK 2024

Start date: 25 February 2024
End date: 27 February 2024

Sign & Digital UK (SDUK) is back in 2024 for another great opportunity to bring the sign-making, large format printing and visual communications industry together. The three-day show starts on a Sunday for the first time, making it more accessible for small business owners to take the opportunity to see the latest products and network without losing valuable business time.

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Map industry summit 2024

Date: 11 March 2024

This summit begins with a mini-conference (at Harper Collins Publishers) where industry trends and the future will be discussed. There will be a keynote speaker with a Q&A session and a speed networking session. Refreshments will be provided when attendees can catch up with industry colleagues. It will be followed by an industry social at Stanfords London, providing the opportunity to connect with industry colleagues over drinks and light fare while exploring the world’s largest map store.

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Throughout his career, Peter Saville has consistently put type to work, often in conjunction with imagery, to elegantly sign the ‘way’ for many of us. In conversation with his friend and typographic consultant, Paul Barnes, Saville will discuss how his work, from his time as Co-founder and Art Director of legendary UK label Factory Records through to a more recent collaboration with Sir Jonathan Ive’s studio LoveFrom, has been informed by an intuitive understanding of the semiotic power typography has to shape contemporary culture.

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Festival of Place: Social impact

Start date: 25 March 2024
End date: 26 March 2024

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Social Impact focusses on the latest research, metrics and examples of how to make a positive difference through work on place. It features speakers from the field of social measurement, investment, academics, thinkers and practitioners in a series of online talks with audience Q&As.

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ATypI Brisbane 2024

Start date: 16 April 2024
End date: 20 April 2024

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Australia’s type scene is eclectic and surprisingly broad. It’s the first time ATypI will take place in Australia, and only the second time in the Southern Hemisphere, helping to fulfill our goal of reaching out to all regions of the global type community.

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1st International conference on design and industry

Start date: 22 April 2024
End date: 24 April 2024

Title: 1st International Conference on Design and Industry (April 2024)

This conference aims to foster and actively develop a joint reflection within a transdisciplinary scientific exchange, which enhances innovation through Design and Industry for a better future with a strategic vision.

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4th International Placemaking Week

Start date: 5 June 2024
End date: 8 June 2024

Project for Public Spaces’ International Placemaking Week seeks to bring together practitioners, policymakers, and public space advocates from around the world to share the projects and innovations that are making placemaking one of the most critical movements of the 21st century. We want to hear about your experience, stories, tools, and lessons to understand how placemaking can help address local and global challenges!

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14th international space syntax symposium 2024

Start date: 24 June 2024
End date: 27 June 2024

The Space Syntax Symposium aims to bring together scholars, practitioners and students who are currently working on Space Syntax and related approaches all over the world to share knowledge, to discuss theoretical and methodological advances as well as practical applications, and to explore directions for further collaborations with other disciplines.

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In order to bring about change, it is essential to examine phenomena from various angles, with different disciplinary perspectives (transdisciplinary), theoretical and methodological approaches, in order to come up with solutions to socially and environmentally important issues and ultimately work towards the well-being of people and society as a whole. Considering these challenges, the congress will focus on seeking strategies to promote sustainable environments that favour greater inclusion, social participation, and transdisciplinarity in addressing the needs of housing, mobility, and sustainability.

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Start date: 28 October 2024
End date: 31 October 2024

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