Design Travel: Geek Out with Airport Signs
Showing up at an unfamiliar airport with precious little time to make it to your next gate can be a harrowing experience. At times like this, the airport's signage is your lifeline to clarity--but you don't want to waste time trying to decipher some haphazard jumble of misplaced directional arrows and hard to read text.
To show off some of the best designed airport signage in the world, Dutch design blogger Sander Baumann combed through Flickr to find the absolute best examples. From Seattle to Schiphol, Newark to Bengaluru, Baumann breaks down the science behind sign design.
It's not sexy (unless you're some text-obsessed designer), but it is darn interesting to understand the complex thought that goes into something so seemingly simple.