A signage system is much more than just a set of signposts and symbols. As well as its practical application, it helps to create an identity for a space and can add decorative flair to any built environment. Here, Andreas Uebele calls on his own wealth of design experience to explore signage as a point where graphic design and architecture come together. The book showcases great examples of signage design worldwide, ranging from museums and schools to transport systems, with an emphasis on the most original approaches to tackling the task. This is not only an indispensable handbook for communications designers but a must for architects, interior designers and graphic artists who are keen to get a better insight into this fascinating but often overlooked aspect of modern design.
Andreas Uebele lectures in communications design at Dusseldorf University of Applied Sciences, Germany. He manages his own visual communications agency in Stuttgart.
1. Theory - Terminology; Design * 2. Planning * 3. Putting Ideas into Practice - Airports; Museums and Exhibitions; Schools and Libraries; Public Spaces; Businesses; Culture, Congresses and Trade Fairs