The history of the world has been visually documented ever since humanity began. From the wall etchings of Egyptian hieroglyphics and Lord Kitchener’s patriotic ‘Your Country Needs You’ First World War poster, to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the famous Hollywood hill sign, there is a rich tapestry of visual communication that tells us about the past, while also shaping the world we live in today and in the future.
Is there a more multi-faceted form of visual communication than signage? A sign can inform, promote, direct, identify and honour. A sign can save a life. Some signs even transcend to become icons themselves. That’s why we believe signage sits at the top of the visual communications tree. You only have to look at the history of signage to see why; from its humble beginnings as paint on a wall and a carving in stone, to the birth of neon signage in the 20th century to today’s highly creative modern applications. Signage may have evolved, but its visual communications power remains as strong and relevant as ever.
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