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Sign Trends to Watch in 2019: Technology, Fabrication Materials & Process

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While countless trends come and go, from fashion to music to yes, even signage, one thing remains constant: signage itself will always be ‘on trend.’ Why? Because just as with fashion – trends change but needs don’t – signage will always be necessary to help people know where they are and how to get to where they want to go.

So while we don’t have a crystal ball, it’s safe to say these are the trends in sign technology, fabrication materials, and processes to watch for in 2019 – and beyond.

The Role of Signage in Environmental Graphic Design

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According to the Society for Experiential Graphic Design, Environmental Graphic Design (EGD) ‘embraces many design disciplines including graphic, architectural, interior, landscape, and industrial design, all concerned with the visual aspects of wayfinding, communicating identity and information, and shaping the idea of creating experiences that connect people to place.’ Simply put, environmental graphic design communicates the story of an environment with thoughtful, branded navigation solutions to link signage to the community it serves.

The Importance of a Master Plan in Wayfinding Signage Systems

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As discussed previously, wayfinding encompasses all of the ways in which people orient themselves in physical space and navigate from place to place.  In addition, for large companies, educational campuses, operational facilities, hospitality industries, parking structures, and more, wayfinding master plans serve to help meet federal and state requirements for accessibility wayfinding infrastructure and emergency wayfinding infrastructure.

A Quick Guide to Commercial Signage Permits and Codes

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As we’ve discussed previously, while designers focus on aesthetics, every signage project needs an operations team comprised of highly experienced permit specialists who review the municipal code library and have established relationships with city planners to expedite the approval process and ensure sign permits are secured in a timely fashion, providing clients with hassle-free permit acquisition.

How To Efficiently Program & Design Interactive Hotel Signage

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When programming and designing interactive hotel signage, it’s important to work with a partner who not only understands the hospitality industry, but also understands the types and quantity of signage as well as how to incorporate eye-catching design elements and customized, interactive signage and wayfinding solutions.

Below, we will outline the steps, considerations, and expectations for programming and designing your interactive hotel signage.

How To Plan For Interactive Signage For Your Property

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There are many instances where a hotel will work with solely with a branding agency on guest experience and branding for a hotel but often, it doesn’t align well with the sheer volume of signage most hotel properties need. From a guest experience perspective as well as an ADA-compliance perspective, there is a lot more to hotel signage than aesthetics, and your interactive signage partner should know what – and exactly how much – will bridge the gap between design and functionality.

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