Questions tagged [signage]

the visual language and graphic of signs, created to give information particularly related to wayfinding. Examples would be streetsigns, directions, and use of images and symbols to convey information such as metro, hotel, resting place, bus stop, airport etc.

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Should I sign an infographic?

I work in a company, but not as a graphic designer. I also studied graphic design, so they asked me to make an infographic on what to do in case of earthquakes. They will not pay me for it. My ...
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Why are object effects in my Illustrator file disappearing when I place the file in InDesign?

I'm trying to place an .ai file into my InDesign file, but for some reason it seems like the 3d effects and drop shadow aren't showing up in my InDesign file. Here's a pic of my artboard in ...
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What font is used in the John Crerar Library?

I visited the John Crerar Library at UChicago, and the font used in its interior looks fantastic to me. I tried searching on WhatTheFont, and it told me the font is BB Manual Mono™ (Pro), but I don't ...
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What font is being used on the Mudd Island Memphis sign?

I have tried looking for this font but because there is already a font type named Memphis it keeps clogging my google results. Can anyone tell me what font is being used on the sign in this picture?
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Which software is best to create banner/billboard? [closed]

Which software is best to design a large banner/billboard? I know how to use Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign CS6, but have never done a project with large designs. Which one is better to use for ...
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What is the font used on this California State Park Calaveras Big Trees information sign?

As per your rules for font identification, I've followed the requirements for font-identification. Here are the find-a-font site I've tried. WhatTheFont! (Attempted) Identifont (Attempted) Serif ...
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InDesign: creating a numbered list with custom glyphs

I'm doing a signage design in Indesign and want to use the CIRCLED DIGIT ONE, CIRCLED DIGIT TWO, etc number glyphs for a numbered list. I'm using Lato Medium. Setting a custom glyph for a bulleted ...
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What color swatch to use for cut lines?

I'm designing some signage that will be printed and cut with a CNC machine. What would be the best color swatch to use for the lines that should be cut?
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How do Museums put text directly on the wall?

Museums usually add text to the wall by a simple label/sign or vinyl cut lettering. But larger well funded museums use a different technique where the text appears to be directly transferred to the ...
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Resize EPS Vector File (Logo) for Outdoor Signage [closed]

I'm very new to Adobe Illustrator & I'm teaching myself along with youtube videos & adobe training site on how to use it. I have created a personal logo in EPS format but to fit on hats, ...
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Does anyone know any good resources for working as a sign writer / designer? [closed]

I currently work for a small but very busy family sign writing business. This includes 4 family members mum, dad and two adult kids :) there are three extra employees including me. My role is the ...
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What are some efficient design strategies when working with a constant flow of clients?

Hi I am working as the main graphic designer / printer in a sign shop. We have a constant flow of work which is non stop. The pressure fluctuates but is pretty constant. I would like to hear if ...
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Ideal letter spacing on signage – tight or loose?

Now I’m not sure if large signs should be kerned like normal sized type on a page. If they need a bit of tweaking, should you tighten the kerning and tracking or loosen it? I know generally small ...
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How do you indicate visually that a shower is for women?

When you see toilet signs, they look more or less like this: It is clear who can enter either of them. Now, say you are designing the signs for showers and you want to distinguish between the ones ...
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What icons can I use to represent "Essential" or "Desirable"?

I'm putting together a brochure for a job spec, and want to put a table with "Desirable" or "Essential" attributes on it. Not sure what to go with for the icons for Essential / Desirable though. It's ...
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How do I figure out the right size font / text for a given read distance?

To avoid printing single letters at varying sizes and measuring how far away I can see it from a distance is there a formula for determining what size font for a particular read distance? Is it better ...
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The most legible sans-serif question mark for small sizes?

Trying to come up with the most legible sans-serif question mark for my Google reCAPTCHA's help icon. The ones that Google use are either too retro or too unreadable (below). I want a question mark ...
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Can I freely use the fire exit symbol and similar ISO symbols?

I've been doing some research into this symbol (part of ISO 7010), which I'd like to use: but I can't find out whether I'm allowed to or not. Is the glyph in the public domain? What about similar ...
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