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Signs of the Times: A Feature on Corbin Design

Posted in Corporate/Retail on February 8th, 2011 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

The February 2011 issue of Signs of the Times Magazine features a description of Corbin Design’s history, philosophy and two of our more spectacular sign design projects. Link to the article “Midwestern Sensibilities” here.

Kelly Services World Headquarters Signage

“We don’t solely consider ourselves sign designers,” Mark VanderKlipp, the firm’s president and senior designer, said. “Our real value lies in our ability to consult with clients to resolve their communication issues in various ways, with signs often serving as a primary medium for developing wayfinding.”

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Corbin Design, a national leader in wayfinding planning and signage design, announced Shelley Steele has been named President. Steele formerly served as vice president of marketing.

As president, Steele is primarily responsible for the vision and direction of Corbin Design as well as the internal leadership and management of the staff. In her new role, she will continue to oversee business development and marketing.

“With her knowledge of the… More...

As we develop wayfinding systems for a variety of clients, we appreciate how public engagement is critical to the design process. Here, we share two examples from recent client groups and the outcomes of those sessions:

Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans LA

We led a prototype process on the interior of this complex medical campus to test proposed logic changes and as a “proof of concept” for wayfinding tools. The exercise was designed to… More...

The FHWA has issued a clarification on the ruling it issued on January 25, 2016 terminating the Interim Approval of Clearview as an alternate font to the MUTCD. With regard to community wayfinding signage systems, the use of alternate fonts is still possible.

To summarize:

  • Projects currently in fabrication do not need to comply.
  • To the extent possible, projects currently in design should switch to the

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