CologneMike wrote:I wonder what does Garrett Reil think of this sign (nearby to Limerick College of Art and Design)?
Visitors entering the city would nearly have to pull up first at this sign to read it before deciding to get into the proper lane?
Maybe too much detailed information displayed on the right-hand-side of it?
- City Centre, M20, N69 (Left Lane)
- N18, Airport, LIT College, Thomond Park, Castle (Right Lane)
Thanks CologneMike, Garrett here. Do you really need me to answer that! You're right, that type of sign treatment brings tears to my eyes. Unfortunately it's not the only sign in the country that requires pedestrian pace to take in.
On a more serious note, my design research is more concerned with future-proofing our signs for an ageing population, improving the sign design in general (for all road users), and delivering a dual-language solution that actually meets the government's guidelines and regulations (ie. does not sacrifice the legibility of either language). I looked at international research and practise and did initial testing which does suggest drivers are receptive.
The research was conducted with the National College of Art & Design in Dublin, rather than LSAD. Incidentally, LSAD design department was in the Granary in the days when I attended. and that bridge was not yet a sketch!