Escalator Down Symbol Sign - 8x8- Non-Reflective Rust-Free .050 Gauge Aluminum Symbol Sign for Down Escalators
Down Escalator Sign is available in Blue, Black, Brown, Red and Green
This Escalator Down sign is made with durable outdoor rated vinyl and outdoor rated inks
This Escalator Down sign is made of rust-free, durable, .050 gauge aluminum
This Escalator Down sign has 1/4-inch diameter holes at left and right center for easy mounting
"I received my signs a few days ago and wanted to let you know that I think they are very high quality - I was honestly expecting much thinner metal and was pleasantly surprised that they were so robust in construction. They are also very bright and super-visible. You are offering a great product at a great price - thank you. I will highly recommend your products."
—Kevin, Whitethorn, CA
The history behind these symbol signs...
This system of 50 symbol signs was designed for use at the crossroads of modern life: in airports and other transportation hubs and at large international events. These Symbol Signs were produced through a collaboration between The Professional Association of Design AIGA and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and they are an example of how public-minded designers can address a universal communication need.
To develop such a system, AIGA and DOT. compiled an inventory of symbol systems that had been used in various locations worldwide, from airports and train stations to the Olympic Games. AIGA appointed a committee of five leading designers of environmental graphics, who evaluated the symbols and made recommendations for adapting or redesigning them. Based on their conclusions, a team of AIGA member designers produced the symbols.
A first set of 34 symbols was published in 1974, and received one of the first Presidential Design Awards; 16 more symbols were added in 1979. These copyright-free symbols have become the standard for off-the-shelf symbols in the catalogues of U.S. sign companies.