Client: Ryan Thorp & Central Connecticut State University

Background: This Project involves research to provide insight into the area of Environmental Graphic Design (EGD) known as ‘Wayfinding’; A part of this research involves pictograms and infographics devoted to this important topic. The information in this project is presented in two subject areas: A) History: A history of events and their significance; and B) Regarding Wayfinding: Research and project development.

To become completely lost is perhaps a rather rare experience for most people in the modern city. We are supported by prescence of others and by special way-finding devices: maps, street numbers, route signs, bus placards...
— Kevin Lynch, The Image of the City, 1960

ThorpR_DES597_RW_Timeline.jpg

75 Years of wayfinding poster

This poster was created as a visual piece for all the research that was put into Regarding Wayfinding. Referring to the Legend, the information is divided into the following categories: Wayfinding specific, Design Project/ Case-study/ Event, Publication/ Literature/ Interview, Organization/ Societies, Olympic Games, and Typeface.


Underlying Iconography Grid

ThorpR_RW_Symbol_Grid-02.jpg
ThorpR_RW_Symbol_Grid-03.jpg
ThorpR_RW_Symbol_Grid-04.jpg
ThorpR_RW_5_Symbol_Variety-01.jpg

ThorpR_RW_5_Symbol_Variety-02.jpg
ThorpR_RW_5_Symbol_Variety-04.jpg
ThorpR_RW_5_Symbol_Variety-05.jpg

Regarding Wayfinding Symbol Set Posters

ThorpR_DES597_RW_Symbols-01.jpg
ThorpR_DES597_RW_Symbols-03.jpg