Signscape - sign making

Posts Tagged ‘wayfinding’

Infocurve – “Make a statement”

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
Infocurve for Silverstone

Infocurve Powder Coated with applied graphics

I recently had a brilliant comment from a customer about our Infocurve. “This is a fantastic product for making a big statement – easy to install and great flat surfaces to apply our digital prints”.

Available in lots of different sizes and suitable for up to 4 metres out of the ground. Can also be wall-mounted, suspended and with either single sheet or multiple panels.

Ideal for wayfinding and can be powder coated in any of the BS or RAL range of colours.  Also looks great in a scheme of signs, particularly with its little brother Infocurve Lite.

Let me know if you need any advice or help on any of your wayfinding projects, alternatively you will find some inspiration on our Flickr Gallery.

New season, new ideas for Post & Panel

Thursday, May 6th, 2010
Post & Panel - Monopost

Post & Panel with one leg

I love this single legged Post & Panel – it just looks so fresh!

It’s great to be creative with our systems, it’s something I get a tremendous buzz out of – coming up with different ways to get your customers message across.  If you have a set of wayfinding to do for a college, hospital, industrial park or retail let us see if we can help you.

We make the metalwork, paint it to any colour you wish and you make the sign look awesome with fantastic graphics :)

Wayfinding for business using a lectern

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Lecturn 023

Lectern for wayfinding

I was recently discussing the merits of way finding with another sign-maker. The thrust of my argument was that well positioned signs can not only enhance an area, but help generate business to cash strapped areas. This is particularly relevant in our own area of North Somerset – where huge national supermarkets have opened up, potentially cutting the life blood of from towns/villages.

The town’s business’s have struck back by putting up signs encouraging shoppers to go and use the village and local shops. I’m all for supporting our local shops, but appreciate the big supermarkets make it very easy with free parking and well laid out stores. Villages can prove difficult to park in (often with over zealous parking attendants).

My friend argued that signs should be as big as possible, with the largest text in caps filling the space – a different view point from mine. I believe that the signs can be designed to have empathy with the local surroundings/architecture/heritage and still guide either tourists or shoppers to a given destination. This makes it easy for the visitor to find what they are looking for, but also gives the Local Authorities the opportunity to guide them into other areas of local interest.

The photograph shows a lectern with a map panel and a finger-post system, both systems clearly guiding the visitor to local attractions and key points.

“Designing the ultimate wayfinding typeface”

Friday, September 4th, 2009

blurryway

 

 

 

 

I came across this article written by Ralf Hermann a while ago and have been following the responses from followers across Europe. Ralf has carried out extensive research into the way we see and take in information, particularly in Road signs, but many of the principles apply to typical wayfinding work for hospitals, Universities etc.

 

We’re often asked to help on finding the correct size of sign structure for a particular project and unfortunately some sign companies don’t always think of who their “target audience” is for reading the signs. What are the lighting levels light, what are the practical viewing distances – does it have to be in keeping with the architecture of the building, or in stark contrast.

 

If you get five minutes to look at this article in full by clicking here, it is well worth the read. I love nothing better than seeing a well signed premises or outdoor space that comforts and informs the visitor {I think I might be a bit of a sign geek at heart!}

Subscribe to this blog

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Signscape Systems Ltd | Pear Tree Works, Bath Road, Upper Langford, Bristol BS40 5DJ | Tel: 01934 852888

Signscape blog is powered by WordPress. Developed by Gicela Morales