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Quad Cities Mayors Speak to the Value of Wayfinding

Posted in Government, Points of Interest, Wayfinding Concept on July 2nd, 2010 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

A blog post on the Quad Cities CVB Web site addresses in detail (much better than we could!) the anticipated benefit to the region once a comprehensive wayfinding signage program was implemented. Joe Taylor, President of the Quad Cities CVB, was a dedicated project champion and truly brought the region together in support of this initiative. More...

IDA Releases Position Paper on USDOT Strategic Plan

Posted in Government, White Paper on June 11th, 2010 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

Downtown development maximizes the value and use of transportation infrastructure through compact development. By their very nature, downtowns support livable communities, economic competitiveness and environmental sustainability constructs of the USDOT’s Strategic Plan. More...

The Value of Glocalization

Posted in Education, Government, Healthcare, Where We Work, White Paper on February 4th, 2010 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

One of the most pervasive ideas in the New Economy is “Glocalization:” the idea that global thinking can and should be applied to local initiatives for the benefit of a community.

Located in the Northern Lower Peninsula at the base of Grand Traverse Bay The largest city in the region, Traverse City

Announcing Corbin Design’s Partnership with NAVTEQ

Posted in Government, Points of Interest, Wayfinding Concept, Where We Work on October 13th, 2009 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

NAVTEQ logo

Corbin Design and NAVTEQ have entered into a partnership aimed at giving our clients the opportunity to reach a potential audience of millions. While attending the IDA Annual Conference in Milwaukee, we met with NAVTEQ representatives to discuss the advantages of this partnership for our clients.

From our friends at the IDA… More...

Ann Arbor Project Launches

Posted in Government on October 7th, 2009 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

“We are all so enormously proud of the way this project turned out…!” More...

The Cobbler’s Children

Posted in Government, Where We Work on September 4th, 2009 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

Remember the adage that this old guy’s kids don’t have any shoes? No longer true in Traverse City: our own downtown now sports a Corbin Designed wayfinding system!

Given that Traverse City is a year-round destination for shopping, festivals, epicurean events, outdoor recreation and all-around fun, the environment needed to respond to the expressed needs of visitors getting lost, and merchants who wanted to bring those visitors to their… More...

Citizen commentary

Posted in Government, Where We Work on August 24th, 2009 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

This was submitted today on our Web site’s contact form. Always great to hear from the people using our wayfinding systems!

Dear Corbin Design folks,

I moved away from TC about 15 years ago. When I got to Bloomington, Indiana, my next town, signs I recognized as a Corbin project popped up all over downtown, then I found them in Indianapolis. Two months ago, I move back to… More...

Finding Your Way at 8,000 Feet

Posted in Entertainment/Resort, Government, Points of Interest on July 30th, 2009 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

A new article in American Trails magazine about the Corbin-designed wayfinding plan for the Mammoth Lakes Trail System.

Link to the full article

Design goes old school

Posted in Government, Points of Interest, Where We Work on July 16th, 2009 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

Sometimes it’s just better to do things the old way – here designers Jeff Frank and Gene Ullery-Smith are developing wayfinding logic and locations along a stretch of Interstate 64 in St. Louis. If they’d had some matchbox cars, they would have REALLY had fun!

Gene and Jeff lay it all out for St. Louis

Artistic License

Posted in Government, Wayfinding Concept on July 8th, 2009 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

A new system of vehicular and pedestrian wayfinding signs in downtown Tulsa draws its design inspiration and color palette from the city’s abundance of Art Deco architecture, including the Jazz Hall of Fame and downtown lampposts. More...