UCR’s Student Union… Completed.

The signage and graphics package designed for the University of California Riverside's Highlander Union Building (HUB) has been completed just in time for the 2010 fall semester. During the commons expansion project, the students on the building committee had asked…

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Nanjing Taiwan Trade Mart Opens

RSM is excited to share images from our latest identity and wayfinding project in China... the Nanjing Taiwan Trade Mart. This open air retail destination is the first mall in China to promote imported goods from Taiwan. The industrial architecture…

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Typographic Lesson: Character Anatomy

October 27, 2010 Inspiration, RSM Lab 0 Comments

Can you tell one typeface from another? Distinguishing the differences between fonts such as Helvetica and Times Roman are fairly obvious, but when comparing other typefaces that are similar in design it is harder for most to see. There is…

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Southlake Wayfinding Wins APA Award

The Texas Chapter of the American Planning Assoication has awarded the "City of Southlake Wayfinding Sign System Plan" with a "2010 Current Planning Award." The American Planning Association is a nonprofit public interest and research organization representing over 39,000 practicing…

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The City of Blades

July 14, 2010 On the Boards 1 Comment

Solingen, called the "City of Blades," renowned for the manufacturing of fine swords, knives, scissors, and razors is the location for one of RSM's international mixed-use projects. Finding inspiration through the cultural landscape and industries of Solingen (heavy machinery, precision…

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RSM Selected for the New SDSU Student Center

July 9, 2010 On the Boards 0 Comments

RSM has been selected as the architectural graphics consultant for the new Aztec Student Center on the San Diego State University campus. Projected to open in late 2013, this new student union building will feature many on campus amenities for…

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Shop, Dine, Wine at UC Davis

Continuing their many projects on college campuses, the design team at RSM is creating an architectural signage and graphics package for the new conference center located on the University of California at Davis campus.  Situated adjacent to the cultural complex…

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“I would like Jane Austen and a jackhammer, please.”

July 8, 2010 On the Boards 0 Comments

The South Berkeley Public Library is quite a unique environment – there aren’t too many places one can check out Jane Austen and a jackhammer in the same location. RSM is excited to be designing the wayfinding and identity program…

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“I can’t see the sign…”

July 8, 2010 RSM Lab 1 Comment

Have you ever wondered how traffic engineers know how tall to make the letters on a freeway sign so that you still won’t miss the exit? Or how far away a person walking in a downtown street will see the…

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Project Updates from China

July 8, 2010 On the Boards 0 Comments

RSM principals Harry Mark and Martin Schwartz have just returned from a two week trip to China, having visited six cities and meeting on five exciting on going graphics projects.  The meetings consisted of project presentations, coordination meetings, signage mock-up…

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World Expo in Shanghai

July 8, 2010 Fun, Inspiration 0 Comments

On their most recent trip to China, Harry and Martin actually stopped working for a day, set the computers aside, put on their most comfortable shoes, and headed out to one of the most exciting Expo events to come along…

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Walsin Centro Takes Shape

July 8, 2010 On the Boards 0 Comments

Rising in the rapidly growing city of Nanjing, China, this complex mixed-use project required a very simple, clean, and flexible wayfinding and identity approach.  To link the many different components of the project (multiple high rise office towers, hotel, conference…

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ADA and Signage – Guidelines You Need to Know

July 8, 2010 RSM Lab 0 Comments

The designers at RSM wanted to share with you a few ADA signage guidelines that we know will be helpful in your next project. Did you know that signage plaques using correct ADA standards must have... • Letters that are…

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City’s Cultural Plaza Enhancements

July 8, 2010 On the Boards 0 Comments

Working with the City of Rancho Cucamonga, RSM is enhancing the existing cultural plaza and public parking experience by designing a fun and energetic graphics program to engage the visitor and bring them to the many amenities of this Cultural…

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RSM working in the “Heart” of Barrio Logan

July 8, 2010 On the Boards 0 Comments

Barrio Logan, a unique and diverse neighborhood located in southern San Diego at the foot of the Coronado Bay Bridge is under redevelopment to enhance the community's cultural and ethnic qualities and the neighborhood's distinctive character. As part of the…

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Web Design: The New Architype Review

April 26, 2010 News + Noteworthy 0 Comments

Continuing our web design services, RSM is redesigning the internationally known architectural publication, www.ArchitypeReview.com. RSM took on the task of re-branding, re-designing, and re-structuring the site. Improvements include a fresh and updated interface, ease of navigation, and increased depth of…

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7,000 Acres of Signage Begins…

April 26, 2010 On the Boards 1 Comment

RSM Design is excited to see the masterplan identity signage and graphics designed for the 7,000 acre community of Lake Nona, Florida recently implemented. As the  architectural graphics consultant for the Lake Nona community, RSM has orchestrated the design and…

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Loop 5 Featured in DBZ Architecture Magazine

April 21, 2010 News + Noteworthy 0 Comments

The team at RSM was excited to learn of one of our recently completed projects,  Loop 5, being featured in the latest issue of the German architectural review magazine, DBZ, Deutsche Bauzeitschrift. The article compliments the branded graphics, focusing on "Aviation" as…

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Get a Taste of Simply Delicious

April 1, 2010 On the Boards 0 Comments

RSM Design recently had the pleasure of working with pastry chef and owner of Simply Delicious, Sally Meyerhoffer, whose up-and-coming Southern California business creates amazing custom baked goods. Sally's vision for Simply Delicious is explained directly in the name, baked…

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UCR Fabrication Update…

April 1, 2010 On the Boards 0 Comments

The RSM team is currently working with UCR to implement the signage package for the University of California - Riverside, Commons Building.  Finding the perfect locations for each sign type can be challanging on an existing project.  Our team walked through…

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Hot Off the Screen – RSM Launches Updated Website.

Cheers rang out in the office as the launch of RSM Design's newly rebuilt and improved website made its debut last week after several months of dedicated work. The goal was to take the best of the existing site and…

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Third Annual Chili Cook-Off

April 1, 2010 Fun 0 Comments

Some members of the RSM team brought in their own chili concoctions to challenge each other in our Third Annual Chili Cook-Off. Ashley’s secret weapon of choice was liquid smoke and tequila, which created a tantalizing smoky taste to her…

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City of Southlake – Council Reviews Mock-ups

Working with the City of Southlake, Texas and coordinating with TexDOT standards, full size mock-ups were created for onsite review. Using digital prints on plywood to confirm the scale of messages and signs, the team went through the area to…

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The Leaders of the Pack

April 1, 2010 RSM Lab 0 Comments

Suzanne Redmond Schwartz, founding partner, directs and manages the RSM Design team and is actively involved in every step of the graphic design process. Suzanne’s creativity, design skills and strategic business background have been instrumental in bringing the Studio to…

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