Directional Signage

You’ve seen these signs indoors and outdoors, and these have helped you find your way around malls, parking lots, hospitals and office buildings. What we are talking about here are directional signs. Directional signage is easy to recognize because of the fact that each of these signs carry telltale elements that make them useful in finding your way around. Arrows, room or facility names and even floor numbers can be seen on these signs, which are essentially made to help you find your way around easily.

Now, more often than not, you will notice that these signs come in a few general designs – square or rectangular, with several panels carrying the names of the rooms or places that can be found using the arrows beside these, and mounted on walls for everyone to see. The reason why these are made this way (in rather simplistic forms) is because such a design is easy to read and understand. While these rather simple designs can do the job rather effectively, you can still incorporate artistic ideas into your directional sign designs while still making these easy to use. Here are some ideas you might want to consider:

directional signage

Huge arrows left and right carrying a list of rooms or facilities that can be found in either direction – this kind of a directional sign can actually make people find places easier since the general direction is already pointed out with the help of the huge arrow being used as a background. You can then have the names of rooms or facilities in that general direction added to that part of the sign. Just make sure that you follow the rules set by the ADA when it comes to the color contrasts used for the elements that carry the directional information needed by the people.

Curved Directional Signage

Curved signage with each curve carrying one directional sign entry – this can also be one of the ideas you can use for your directional signage. You can have curved sides for your sign instead of the traditional straight sides that you see on directional signs almost everywhere, and for each curved line, you can have a single entry with arrow on it. As always, the rules set by the ADA for these signs should still come into play, with color contrasts, character size as per mounting height, and non-glare finish being some of the ones you need to maintain.

Pointing hand shaped signs – you can also have each entry for your directional signage printed onto individual bands of material with the ends shaped into pointing hands. Still taking into consideration the rules set by the ADA regarding color contrasts, fonts, character sizing and non-glare finish, you can then put together these signs onto one big background material that can help you create your unique looking directional signage.

These are but a few of the rather unique ideas you can use for your directional sign needs. There are still quite a number of unique but useful designs you can have made for these signs, and all you need to do is to ask your signage designer for help in creating such outstanding looking signs. 

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