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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Signage is any kind of visual graphics created to display information to a particular audience. This is typically manifested in the form of wayfinding information in places such as streets or inside/outside of buildings.

Types of signage:

  • Street signage - signs stamped out of metal with lettering embossed or printed (or both).
  • Neon signage - Electric lighting
  • Modular signage - A signage system that consists of pre designed elementary units.
  • Custom-made signage - Signs that are built from scratch to suit a specific requirement presented by a client or a specific project.
  • MCFT (Modular Curved Frame Technology) — A contemporary fusion between custom-made signage and modular sign systems that features a curved profile.
  • LED sign (light-emitting diodes technology) — LED lighting
  • Architectural Signage/Wayfinding Systems - A unified system of signs for a single facility that aid in wayfinding and identification of specific destinations within the facility. Signs include building and room identification signs, directional and informational signs and regulatory signs. In the US, all such systems must comply with the ADA.
  • Aircraft smoke-formed sign (Skywriting)
  • Aircraft towed sign
  • Banner
  • Billboard
  • Painted-blimp signage
  • Complex outdoor sign, neon and lettering
  • Complex outdoor sign, sheet metal with lettering
  • Digital signage on LCD, Plasma, LED or similar forms of display
  • Distributor advertising sign, metal, lettered
  • Distributor advertising sign, neon
  • Exterior wall sign, lettered
  • Hanging sign, lettered
  • Hanging sign, multi-listing
  • Interior wall sign, lettered
  • Lettering on glass
  • Lettering on glass with goldleaf
  • Lettering on vehicle side(s)
  • Mural sign
  • Neon sign
  • Oilcloth sign, lettered (similar to banner)
  • Paper sign, lettered
  • Plastic sign, lettered
  • Plastic sign, engraved
  • Poster
  • PVC sign
  • Proprietor sign
  • Proprietor sign, hanging
  • Rooftop sign
  • Sample sign
  • Showcard sign, lettered
  • Silk screen processed sign
  • Wall lettering sign

See also

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