Sunday, March 16, 2008
I have always been a fan of road signs.
I appreciate the intelligence and the work that goes into designing one that can be universally relevant and understood.
One of my cyber buddies Gizelle has a blog called Vienna Daily Photography.
It is a wonderful photojournal about her life in Vienna.
One of her posts had a picture of a wonderfully useful, relevant and modern signage series that is used in their train system. It is worth visiting just to see the direction that modern day signage is taking.
Road signs, facility signs, transportation signs ...
A triumph of graphics and color
A success of communications
A whole message and process of thought embodied in a simple graphic
The challenge to graphic artists to address the universality of their message is formidable
In the Philippines, our need for universal signage is the same as the rest of the world
The challenge is the same - and WE as usual do not disappoint
A triumph of necessity and ingenuity
A success of communication equal to that of any other country
Get the message ?