Sign design is about creating an ``invisible atmosphere'' created between the lines of text and information.
Signs are everywhere in our lives.
There are many examples of this not being limited to mere guidance or guidance, but harmonizing naturally with the environment.
In this book, the author, who has been involved in numerous sign designs for architectural spaces over the years, introduces the role of signs as part of spatial design from a variety of perspectives, citing 19 examples.
The spirit in the title refers to wit.
The sign designs introduced in this book are sprinkled with the author's wit in the designs.
At the end of the book, there are stories about the author's various conflicts during his training, what led him to focus on sign design, and behind-the-scenes stories from the projects he has worked on so far.
This is a powerful message of support for those who are aspiring to become sign designers.
Main projects featured: Shin-Yamaguchi Station North Exit Square Platform 0/North-South Free Passage, Nagano Prefectural Museum of Art, “Switch” Alps Alpine Sendai Development Center (Furukawa), “ADDRESS” Mukogawa Women’s University Business Administration Building (Komie Memorial Hall) “ORIGAMI” ``Banke Forest Vacation Village, Terrace Numata, etc.
table of contents
Chapter 1 Town and work space
Shin-Yamaguchi Station North Exit Station Square Platform 0/North-South Free Passageway
Yokohama City Hall
Meguro Central Square
road to the library
“Switch” Alps Alpine Sendai Development Center (Furukawa)
Chapter 2 Space to see and learn
Kyoto National Museum Heisei Chishinkan/South Gate
Nagano Prefectural Museum of Art
MOA Museum of Art sign renovation plan
UR Town and Life Museum
Chapter 3 Learning space
Oita Prefectural College of Arts and Culture
Yokohama University of Commerce 50th Anniversary Hall
“ADDRESS” Mukogawa Women’s University Faculty of Business Administration Building (Kie Memorial Hall)
“A city-like international student dormitory” Kanagawa University Kuritagaya Academia
Tone Numata Techno Academy