What if we took this matter into our own hands?
Could a responsible crowd-sourced, DIY design & implementation by citizens prove better than the usual centralised approach?
This is a free and open source system:
- The graphic lexicon guidelines include elements, placing and layout for the Wayfinding and Message sign
- There are also 6 examples of both signs (including eps. and pdf. files)
- Fonts used are free and they are not vectorised in the eps. files, so you need to download typefaces to see them correctly
- If you print the file in A1 format, you can cut out and fill with colour spray
- Post your badge designs (and photos?) in the blog and become an urban badge maker!
- Feel free to design icons of your city: landmarks, junctions (nodes) neighbourhoods or main paths
- Do not forget the directional arrow at the top
- Use Source Sans Pro free font for legibility and system homogeneity
- Download: wayfinding sign guidelines
- Download: wayfinding files .pdf .eps
- Download: arrow files .pdf .eps
- Feel free to include your own message on the issue and associated color
- You can create new issues and color combinations
- You can use any free fonts you think that suit best your messages
- Download: message sign guidelines
- Download: message files .pdf .eps
- Download free fonts used: hamurz, blowbrush, lot
It is in public interest to be responsible and make a good use of these tools.
Take care of our graphic lexicon. Take care of the public interest. Take care of your city.