Robert Schumann Hochschule
School for Music and Media

Spatial Communication



Red Dot Award:
Brands & Communication Design 2021

German Design Award GOLD 2022:
Excellent Communications Design Signage and Wayfinding

Two musical annotation symbols were chosen as minimalist design elements to indicate direction:

The crescendo (or decrescendo) arrow for left and right. It indicates the dynamics (volume change) in musical notation. The crescendo (or decrescendo) arrows extend – analogous to the musical notation – horizontally over the name of the room whose direction is shown.

When the route is straight ahead, there is a markato sign placed above the name of the room.

This is also derived from musical notation – signifying a note played with more emphasis.

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