10 Wayfinding Signage Examples to Inspire You

Wayfinding signage is something that affects all of us every day, but may not be a term you’re familiar with. Also known as directional signage, it refers to the signs that let us know where we are, and how to get to where we’re trying to go. While often overlooked, we would be completely lost without it – especially in foreign environments or places with complex floorplans.

There’s an art to creating signage that serves its main purpose of being informative and efficient, while also being aesthetically pleasing. Materials, colour, texture and readability are all factors to consider. The design of the signage can also drastically impact the feel of the space. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite examples of wayfinding signage that are designed to be both useful and eye-catching. Check them out below:

Signs as Symbols

The bright yellow signage used here forms the arrow that directs traffic to the studio. (Image source: http://bit.ly/2vKHqzO)

Street Numbers

We love the unique use of texture created by this three-dimensional design. (Image source: http://bit.ly/2vKHuj2)

Follow the Rainbow

Visitors can literally follow the path to their destination in this colour coded space. (Image source: http://bit.ly/2xNfvke)

Unexpected Placement

The unexpected placement of book categories in this library is both eye-catching and useful! (Image source: http://bit.ly/2vKv3ny)

Colour Blocking

The bright pop of colour used in this design helps to draw the eye. (Image source: http://bit.ly/2xNlC7V)

His & Hers

Simple yet effective! Half a silhouette is all it takes to let visitors know which washroom to use. (Image source: http://bit.ly/2xyzzaM)

Elevator Signage

An elevator door is a great piece of real estate to let people know which floor they’re on. (Image source: http://bit.ly/2vKtxl4)

Arrow Floor Decals

Floor decals are a great way to add directional signage, and can be printed on removable vinyl for temporary installations or events. (Image source: http://bit.ly/2iJzhup)

Large Format

No one can miss the bold, large design of these arrows. (Image source: http://bit.ly/2xNmlGt)


Signage printed on clear acrylic is a classy way to add a high end look to your space. (Image source: http://bit.ly/2xyo0QJ)

Feeling inspired to get moving on your own signage project? Contact your local TPH Manager to chat about your next idea. 

One thought on “10 Wayfinding Signage Examples to Inspire You

  1. I would really like it some hospitals or airports implemented this type of signage. I have gotten lost in hospitals and airports so many times that I have now lost count, so I need it.

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