Image Courtesy of Display and Design Ideas

Where’s The Bathroom?” asks this Visual Perspectives article from the October issue of Display and Design Ideas. The overarching signage answers are provided by Ann Fine Patterson, of who else, Ann Fine Patterson, LLC. The article pull quote reads “A sign is a communication vehicle that lives in harmony with all the other visual stimuli in the store environment.” Ann delves deeper in the signage question, but I don’t want to spoil a good short read. If signage, store navigation and store amenity are your thing, this is your article. A short concise read, worth the side trip.

For Navigation and Wayfaring posts by title…
Street-Smart Fashion Tableau By Coach®
Reflexology Road Map At The Mall
Shop the Mall Outside The Mall
Mall Walkers Milepost
How To Create Customer Journey Maps
Hand Painted Pumpkins, Second Floor Please
Closet and Storage Retail Directional
Highest Prices Paid Floor Graphic With Navigation
“Fabletics® Horizontal vs Vertical Mall Navigation
Find-It-Faster In-Store Navigation
Bon-Ton® D.I.Y. Stock-Up Floor Graphic
This Way to College Back-to-School
Acura® Stop Sign in Retail
Warning Stripes Bar Strollers
Emergency Exit Sign in Green
Store Navigation Mystery Fixture?
Euro Fixture: Cashwrap Schlagbaum
Home Sale Navigation Hint?
Lord & Taylor Just Ask Door Hanger
Christmas Directions In-Store
Garden Dept Winter Changeover
Wegman’s® App On A Grip Clip
Street Art Restroom Directionals
Elevator Wayfaring Sign Holders
Lobby, Elevator and Floor Guides
Call Button Plaque as Floor Plan Sign
Insects as In-Store Navigation Icons
Please Enter At Other End
Brand Downward ownward Directional to Jeans
This Way to IKEA®
Looking for a Lift? Look Here?
Navigation by In-Store App
Witch Way Halloween Directional
Fall-Spring In-Store Directional
Back-to-School Ceiling Directionals
IKEA® In-Store Wayfaring
Moleskine® Store Navigation
Hardware Wayfaring Map
Longitude and Latitude at IKEA®
Newspaper Fall From a Height
Jackson Hewitt® Floor Graphic
Wayfaring on a Shopping Bag
Televised Store Directory with Advertising
Brush Lettered Navigation
Wayfinding on an Escalator
Building Wayfinding in Arabic
All-in-One Store Navigation Oasis
Bi-Lingual Store Guide
Truly Friendly Store Navigation
In Store GPS Alternative
Construction Navigation Signs
Wayfinding: Retail and Otherwise
Wayfaring or Retailing?
How to Handle Product Migration
Queue Control vs Flu Control
Run-this-way Escape Plan?
Watering Hole Signage
Bullseye Bodega Reveals Itself
This-Just-In Faceout Tag
Label Strip Substitutes for Sign

For Wayfinding by breadcrumb trail see…
Mall Walkers Milepost
This-Way-To-Sale Floor Graphic Trail
Home Sale Navigation Hint?
Floor Graphic Footsteps
This-Way-to-Coupons Floor Graphic
Going To The Beach Floor Graphic

For all Navigation and Wayfaring resources…
Amenities: In-Store Navigation Pinterest Board“ for a visual summary.
Navigation Amenities Index Page” for all resources and links

Navigation IN-Store Fixtures Close Up Pinterest Board

For retail typeface, type size and color references see…
Best Typefaces for Retail and Point-of-Purchase
Type Size for Sign Readability
Type Size and Color for Readability
Sign as Communication Vehicle

For Pinterest Board cross sections of in-store amenities see…
Amenities: Call Buttons in Retail

Amenities: Carts and Cart Conveniences
Amenities: Fitting Room Outfitting in Retail
Amenities: In-Store Navigation Signs
Amenities: Mirrors in Retail Merchandising
Amenities: Recycling Facilities in Retail
Amenities: Sanitizers and Cart Wipes in Retail
Amenities: Umbrella Courtesy Fixtures in Retail
Amenities: V.I.P. Courtesy in Retail

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