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    I hate the Wayfinding Signage (The Purple Signs) that were installed at WDW in the early 90's, and later found their way to Disneyland Paris, so I had a bit of a muck around in a Vector Graphics program and made my own, trying to be classy while getting the message across.

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    The colour of the rounded metal around the collums changes in relation to where you are in the resort, try to imagine the grey as silver, the primary destination is listed above a horizontal rule, and the colums lean for left and right.

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    Very nice.
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      Spiffy!

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        Re: WDW Wayfinding Signage

        I like your design, but I love the purple signs...
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          Oh wow, that seems a bit to harsh for WDW. At least outside the Contemporary.

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            Pop Century is spelled wrong.
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            • #7
              Re: WDW Wayfinding Signage

              Originally posted by drnilescrane
              I hate the Wayfinding Signage (The Purple Signs) that were installed at WDW in the early 90's, and later found their way to Disneyland Paris, so I had a bit of a muck around in a Vector Graphics program and made my own, trying to be classy while getting the message across.
              Those were designed by Sussman/Prejza & Company, Inc. (the firm who designed the 1984 LA Olympics graphics and signage program), and won quite a few awards at the time. They still do good work (http://www.sussmanprejza.com). I like your ideas, though!

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                Re: WDW Wayfinding Signage

                They seem a little dark to me.

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                • #9
                  Re: WDW Wayfinding Signage

                  I really like them, but does anyone have a picture of the current 'purple' sign? I've never been to WDW so I have never seen it.

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                    Re: WDW Wayfinding Signage

                    http://designarchives.aiga.org/entry.cfm/eid_1065

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                      Very nicely done, I really, really like the look of those. The signs at WDW are not (in my opinion) overally attractive, they've become faded in color and are beginning to look run down. I would love to see something similar to your design there. The one comment I would like to make though, would be that the Florida climate would literally destroy those signs. They would have to be a bit bulkier and probably of a non-rusting material inorder to work.

                      That aside, I absoulutely love the design!
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                      • #12
                        Re: WDW Wayfinding Signage

                        Originally posted by tloolgb
                        Oh wow, that seems a bit to harsh for WDW. At least outside the Contemporary.
                        I agree. They would be nice contemporary signs, but not for the rest of the resort. They don't scream 'disney,' but have a more art deco-60's contemporary feel. Nice looking, however.

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                          Originally posted by lazyboy97O
                          Yuck! Now those are ugly!

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                            Re: WDW Wayfinding Signage

                            I like the purple signs. One of the things about them you missed Doc is that sometimes they have two sets of directions on them (an arrow on each ear.) Your signs are nice, but you don't seem to have one for that circumstance.

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                              The thing I hate about the current signage is it looks extremely cheap and dated. I did a bit of reading about the creation of the signage beforehand, and I know a lot of effort went into trying to make them easy to read, but I really don't like them, and as an Armchair Imagineer (who loves Post-Modernist Deco) it's my duty to dream about replacing them. If anything, Gill Sans is a less harsh font.

                              There is one thing I'd love to see ripped out and changed before the Purple Signs, and that's the TTC and it's Pastel signage. What I want to see is a monorail version of HKDL MTR station with completly intergrated Bus and Tram Transfers, and a new toll plaza also in the Mictorian style.

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