During the Eighties due to an intensification of urban traffic, it has been undertaken the redesign of Street Signs which are still used today. The same happened with the relatively young Underground system in Cairo and the project of the Azhar Tunnel. The new design was based on the creation of a new Arabic Calligraphy font which should match the international experiences and standards for visual perception of public wayfinding systems. At a later stage, after some years towards the beginning of the Nineties, the sign designs originally made by hand were elaborated digitally. However, the implementation of a sign system in the Egyptian streets has been affected by several, locally related factors.

Wayfinding Systems and Street Sign Design for the public streets and pedestrian areas of Egypt

Andreas Sicklinger
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2016

Abstract

During the Eighties due to an intensification of urban traffic, it has been undertaken the redesign of Street Signs which are still used today. The same happened with the relatively young Underground system in Cairo and the project of the Azhar Tunnel. The new design was based on the creation of a new Arabic Calligraphy font which should match the international experiences and standards for visual perception of public wayfinding systems. At a later stage, after some years towards the beginning of the Nineties, the sign designs originally made by hand were elaborated digitally. However, the implementation of a sign system in the Egyptian streets has been affected by several, locally related factors.
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Andreas Sicklinger; Reham Mohsen
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