The purpose of my thesis is to design a signage system for my country's new capital city international airport now under construction at Abuja. Although this project is not a professional contract, I have chosen this topic because of the almost true-to-life experience it has afforded me in working closely with government agencies. It is hoped that this contact will help government managers and planners understand that large construction projects need well thought-out environmental graphics programs. This signage system is designed specifically to orient passen gers from the point of entry on the airport premises to their leaving through the departure gates. There has also been a conscious effort on my part to uphold the cultural identity of the locality in the designs executed for this system, while fully realizing that airport signage must address itself to an international audience.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Graphic arts--Technique; Airports--Design and construction; Signs and signboards; Communication in design

Publication Date


Document Type


Student Type


Degree Name

Fine Arts Studio (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Art (CIAS)


R Roger Remington

Advisor/Committee Member

James Ver Hague

Advisor/Committee Member

R Kerr


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