The “Sign Design Society” in London is aimed at all those interested in information and graphic design in buildings and public spaces. Lectures on the subject are offered regularly for members and interested parties. On 30 June, Heike Nehl and Sibylle Schlaich will take their book on the road to London and present their work.. > Event
Moniteurs at the Smart Airport Conference in Vienna
The International Airport and Aviation Conference “SMART-Airport Cities & Regions” focuses on how a sustainable reset for airports is possible. Moniteurs is represented at the fair and Sibylle Schlaich speaks about “Airport Wayfinding, an essential tool for transformation” in the session “Design & Development, a sustainable reset for airports”. > to the website
Brand new art space in Prague
Moniteurs designs visitor guidance system
The new Kunsthalle Praha revitalizes a former substation in the historic center of Prague. The building was largely gutted and rebuilt. Parts of the existing building have been preserved, creating an exciting spatial experience with many intermediate levels, vistas and exits for visitors. A complex task for Moniteurs. We were happy to take on the challenge. The Kunsthalle opened its doors in spring.
The BER grows ...
Moniteurs continues to create orientation
Terminal building T2 has opened, adding six million passengers a year to BER's capacity and capable of handling around 2,000 passengers during peak hours. It is the fastest-built terminal project in Germany. Moniteurs, airport wayfinding system experienced, collaborated. Architecturally, the focus is on functionality and allowed a different approach to the design of orientation.
Nine edible plants on the table
Commitment to a good cause
“Saatkultur” is a non-profit project that uses organic seed bags to generate donations for humanitarian aid. The project was initiated by Jutta Nachtwey. Moniteurs was happy to support this project. We designed and implemented the “web showcase”. > to the website
Moniteurs in England
Lecture at the University of Reading
The Department of Typography and Communication at the University of Reading in England regularly invites offices to present their work. Anita Meier-Walter from Moniteurs is a welcome guest. The topics were the lead system projects Kunsthalle Mannheim and Berlin Brandenburg Airport. This time the talk with lecturer Joan Zalacain developed into a lively discussion with the students about writings, project duration as well as maintenance and budget of wayfinding systems.
Lecture series at the Münster School of Design
Students of the Münster School of Design organise the “Forum Gestaltung“ every semester. In this lecture series, they invite design and media professionals, photographers, illustrators and advertisers to talk about their practice and their work. One of the students' favourite candidates was the Moniteurs office. Heike Nehl spoke about our work.
16 Tech Innovation District
Bridge design unveiled
16 Tech is revealing the design of a new multimodal bridge that will connect the 16 Tech Innovation District to Indianapolis’ research/medical corridor and downtown. Moniteurs is proud to be part of the team, responsible for the wayfinding. Read more about the structure that will be the first of its kind in the United States: > 16 TECH
This way > Search, find, guide
Project at the HBKsaar
Together with Prof. Indra Kupferschmid, Sibylle Schlaich is teaching at the Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar this winter semester. Signs, slips of paper, signs indicate where we are or where we should go. Already from one copy we have to think about how it looks, where it hangs, whom it should address, and where it points. How does guiding work? What are the types - and qualities - of paths? In this project, we will discuss orientation, signs and guidance systems, lend a hand ourselves and design an individual wayfinding system.
Isotype and beyond
Lecture in the Economic Museum in Vienna
The lecture by Sibylle Schlaich is about the design of a gender-neutral pictogram. A pictogram must be unambiguous. However, the more versatile the message to be communicated, the more difficult it is to design. The necessary abstraction may neglect important distinguishing features. In fact, some pictograms do not distill the essentials, but seek their uniqueness based on non-essential externals. A gender-neutral pictogram is a contradiction in terms. > Isotype and beyond