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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2017 4:21 a.m. PST

Other than this:

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I'm particularly interested in examples of corridor/indoor signs that could still be legible if printed for 15mm.

Thanks.

Dan
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2017 4:34 a.m. PST

Aside from my original request above … I guess there's always the option of making a few large simple stencil signs on concrete, though mostly simple and numerical:

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Dan

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2017 8:25 a.m. PST

Hmm. Don't forget the little map saying "you are here" or showing how to reach the emergency exit/escape pod.

But I suspect the most common sign in high-tech human space is always going to be the one telling me I'm on Level 3, Corridor 5 A Ring or Brown Sector--numbers, possibly with letters or color-coded. Some Inuits invented non-Arabic numerals which come in handy for that sort of thing.

fullerena12 May 2017 9:32 a.m. PST

You might want to look up SCP Foundation stuff – I know some fans have done field and hazard signs.

Might be a bit weirder than you want to go, though, unless your setting requires "Pray While Shooting" and "Do Not Follow The Little Girl" warnings.

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART12 May 2017 10:13 a.m. PST

Some people predict Emojis or some similar pictogram language.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2017 7:30 p.m. PST

Found another example of the cryptic ones used in Alien. Unlike the picture I shared in my original post, this one actually says what each symbol means:

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Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2017 7:46 p.m. PST

These are well known today, but the cut corners on the triangles almost makes them look futuristic:

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And who doesn't need warning stripes, right?

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Dan

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2017 6:48 a.m. PST

Dan,

Here are some travel posters for your buildings.

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2017 2:08 p.m. PST

Dave,

Wow, those are amazing!

Dan

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