While working towards my final product I attempted to look for a color palette. I used Adobe Color, and quickly realized that the vibe of the palettes were off, because the colors weren’t colors that ISB uses. Luckily, I found ISB’s style guide and used that to my advantage, within the guide lays a color palette of ISB, and this helped a lot, and more importantly fit ISB’s aesthetic very well.
In the picture above I have included a mockup of the sign in a hallway, the color palette used by ISB and the same sign in different colors. The sign is minimalistic and clean, which is makes it aesthetically pleasing, however while getting feedback the functional side had ups and downs. Some people thought that the design was functionally successful, while others weren’t pleased by the placement of the First Floor symbol and the fact that Corridor and 3 didn’t look associated enough to be considered one title. if I were to do this project again I would get more frequent feedback in order to perfect my design every step of the way. If I had more time I’d have either cut it out of vinyl or print out a very large sticker for it. When this project began I talked to Ms. Jo Cole on signage in ISB and her thoughts on the signage guided the path that I took throughout the whole project. She said that she really likes the floor signs in the PA and Design hallways, which is the reason why I chose floor signs in the first place. I am very happy on the renders that I created and hopefully my work can be used in ISB in the future.
(Picture above shows other forms of signs that I could span out towards)
Looking through a larger scope I think that I can go beyond floor signs on corridors and potentially make wall signs for bathrooms, classrooms, and many other areas for ISB, perhaps, if I were given the luxury of time then I would color code subjects and areas in ISB to make finding certain classrooms easier. I also thought about making signs to teach people how to read my signs to eliminate confusion that there might be.