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This style of directional sign is a type of wayfinding sign called a fingerpost. They are very good, when positioned correctly, at accurately directing someone to a location, more so than a traditional flat sign with a list of locations and arrows. It is however, used for places where there are less locations to direct to.
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If you need to get people somewhere, then you need a wayfinding sign – the only thing is, there are SO many ways to make wayfinding signs!
This one is specific to a location, because the arrow points to a single place. The sign itself only labels a single place too, so it’s very bespoke.
The colour is a muted yellow, suitable for use indoors, and the writing is clear and legible, very easy to read for the vast majority of the population.
Well there is no better name for a wayfinding sign than the one that you see here – Willerby Hill Site Plan. It’s straightforward about its purpose.
The design of the map is very clear and concise, with the NHS Trust’s buildings in blue, the prohibition of parking on the main road in red (as are all prohibition signs or notices) and then also on the bottom of the sign there is a small section for directional wayfinding to direct people to specific locations.
Directional signs come in all sorts of sizes and shapes, and in this case, colours. Here we have a directional sign in fox brown and cream colours, very effective and smart.
This style of directional sign is quite common today, coming in especially useful in multi-floor buildings.
A large outdoor directional sign designed to withstand the rigours of the english weather, and University of Salford student campus life, this sign is made from durable 11g aluminium and mounted on posts.
Double-sided, it shows the way to various locations from both sides accurately and simply (as well as, you’ll note, outside-University locations such as the train station).
The text and symbols are achieved via vinyl text and graphics applied onto the aluminium blank. The entire sign on both side then has a durable clear vinyl coating applied, ensuring it will last for several years.
This style of directional sign is called a finger post. It accurately points the way to a closer location than most general lists or signs, and can be styled in a multitude of ways.
This particular type of finger post is constructed from aluminium, spray painted a rich hue of blue, and topped off with the finial ball at the top. The lettering and end arrow is achieved via vinyl text.
These are an alternative to flat face directional signs and perhaps are more accurate since the fingers can be pointed in a precise direction. This is one of the more common versions of a wayfinding sign.
Some sites require a little something extra, and in the case of this directional sign you can see that the brushed aluminium really does stand out. Unlike many other directional signs your eyes are drawn to it almost immediately, it is a very effective and clean-looking sign.
The sign is constructed using brushed aluminium, which has vinyl text and graphics applied for the directional text, layout, and structure. You can see that (obviously) this is also a corporate sign because of the University of Huddersfield logo so clearly emblazoned at the top.
For most directional signs it is all they are, just pointing viewers in a direction to find an end point of their journey, short or long. In this case, a directional sign at a local power plant, you can see the small safety sign section at the very top, showing the speed limit.