Monthly Archive: February 2012

Wayfinding, ADA Signs, and 3form Posts Leap Ahead in 2012

Dear “Conversations About Signage” Readers, As you know from every other marketing-driven e-campaigns, tweet and Facebook comment, today is Leap Year Day. Still not sure what that means? Just visit google.com and look at the banner logo. To help you jump ahead in regards to wayfinding and architectural signage this Lead Year Day, we created …

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Digital Signage Causes Controversy for DART and Council Member

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A recent story by Steve Stoler with WFAA.com reported on a City of Garland city council member and his concerns with Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) deciding to spend $6 million on digital signage at stations throughout its service area. To read the complete story, click here. We’ve provided a key excerpt from Mr. Stoler’s article below: …

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Success Strategies for Donor Recognition Systems

In years past, the most a person who provided a cause with an endowment could expect in return was his name inscribed on a wall or perhaps even a small plaque bearing his name.  However, technological advancements and interest in creative architectural signage solutions has resulted in advances in donor recognition systems. The manifestation of these …

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Wayfinding Signage for Colleges and Universities

Quality wayfinding signage solutions for educational institutions shares several components in common. Educational facilities, particularly college and university campuses, can be quite confusing, especially for first-time visitors. To help ensure that students, faculty, and staff, can navigate the campus of a college or university, there are different kinds of wayfinding signage that need to be …

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Color and Size of Exterior Signage is Making News Again

Color-selection and exterior signage is making the news again, this time it’s at Mile High Stadium – home of the Denver Broncos. The issue centers on the size, the placement, the brightness and the color of the large dimensional fabricated letters which spell Sports Authority Field. These letters, which use a strong red color, adorn …

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Buffalo Sabres Architectural Signage Wins Best Overall Award

The winner of Best Overall architectural signage project for 2011 from ASI is the Buffalo Sabres recognition and team history wall. ASI, Buffalo worked closely with the Buffalo Sabres and Cannon Design to establish the environmental graphics for the new state of the art locker room facility at the First Niagara Center. The project was …

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Wayfinding and Gender: Exploring the Differences

Studies on wayfinding and gender suggest that differences exist in how males and females carry out wayfinding and navigation. For those of us who are concerned with providing efficient and workable wayfinding solutions, a striking result of the research is that men and women go about finding their way around built environments in different ways. Exploring the differences in …

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Preview of Best of ASI Architectural Signage Projects for 2011

Each year, ASI turns to its network of affiliates and asks the question, “Show us your best architectural signage projects from the previous year.” We give them the option to submit projects into specific categories, like interior signage and exterior signage and digital signage. Like any contest, there are folks that choose to partake in …

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Exterior Signage Gets a Cold Reception from Development Boards

A series of articles posted on tctimes.com by Sharon Stone tell the story of a development board’s concerns with a city’s new exterior signage. This story reminds us of a post we wrote a few months ago about client’s making decisions with pocketbooks rather than common business sense of working with skilled signage providers. To be …

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Urban Wayfinding or Cityscape Signage and Wayfinding in Major Cities

Emily Badger wrote a wonderful piece in the Atlantic Cities Journal about urban wayfinding or cityscpae signage and wayfinding titled “The Suprising Complex Art of Urban Wayfinding.” We wish we could have written an opening statement that is as humorous and observant as what she wrote. If you are involved with architectural design or wayfinding, you should take …

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