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Posted on June 3, 2010 by Karin • Filed under: ,


The design of signage in a building should reflect the design features of the building and the philosophies of the building’s users. The combination of good design and clear way-finding graphics are what create effective and elegant signage.

At Christ Episcopal Church in Guilford, we were creating as-built drawings of the church, the parish hall and the rectory for future projects. We suggested using these as the basis for way-finding signage at key points in the buildings. Once text from the Church’s mission was added, the signs then also became the welcoming signs at the various entrances to the church and parish hall.

Signs for individual rooms were also created and placed throughout the buildings. To bring cohesiveness to the scheme, we took pictures of the stained-glass windows of the church and used patterns from those as the frames for the signs.