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Breaking the stigma – gender-neutral restroom pictogram for the Municipal Theatre

The Municipal Theatre in Amsterdam now offers gender-neutral restrooms to its guests. With this design, Mijksenaar embraces different ways of identification. The diagonal line that cuts through the pictogram that has been used until now, is a symbolic indication for a new beginning.

World-famous architect Rietveld; unknown in his own city

Gerrit Rietveld, one of the most innovative Dutch architects of the twentieth century, built the iconic Rietveld-Schröder House in 1924. Like a gem, it lies hidden in the city of Utrecht.

The Information Design bible is here

The upcoming book features a comprehensible chapter on Wayfinding Strategy by colleagues Fenne Roefs and Paul Mijksenaar.

A glimpse into a future library – Bibliotheek Neude

‘We want to turn the library into a place everyone wants to go to because they know there is always something worthwhile going on,’ says Director Ton van Vlimmeren about Neude’s new library.

The Stone Twins interview. The only way is up.

At Mijksenaar, we sit down with other designers all the time. But we don’t see the likes of The Stone Twins every day. Reason for Flows to meet Declan and Garech Stone – The Stone Twins.

Low tech, big data

How we started Draw Rotterdam, and what we’re aiming at.

City Centre Symposium 2016 in Rotterdam

On November 2016, the municipality of Rotterdam is hosting the Binnenstadssymposium 2016. This event gives visitors the opportunity to see the city centre of Rotterdam from a different point of view.

Finding your way in Royal Theatre Carré

Some 400,000 people a year visit the Royal Theater Carré, making the venue one of the Netherlands’ most successful theatres

The Mijksenaar team kicks off in Arnhem

The parking garage under Arnhem Central railway station has proven difficult for people to find their way around. Working together with the city of Arnhem and the architect, the Mijksenaar team has started working on a solution to make it easier for visitors to remember where they parked.

Preparing for Tokyo 2020

A lecture Paul Mijksenaar delivered to the JSDA (Japan Sign Design Association) in Tokyo early this year led to Mijksenaar’s first project in Japan. Narita Airport anticipates many foreign tourists in view of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games 2020.

Max Kisman interview. Driving around – wherever …

Max Kisman is a Dutch graphic designer and illustrator. Last year, he assisted Schiphol and Mijksenaar in creating the new symbols in the newly opened P3 parking garage.
Flows interviewed him about the cooperation.

Mijksenaar talk at Creative Mornings Utrecht

CreativeMornings is an international monthly breakfast lecture series. Mijksenaar’s Atja Apituley shares her stories and knowledge about the art of wayfinding. And, how to wander without getting lost.

How travel apps make our travels smart (and drive us insane)

‘How do we get to where we want to be?’ used to be the most important question during our journey. Now the question is becoming: ‘Who do I trust to tell me where to go?’ The ‘appification’ of travel is making our journeys smarter, more personal and more fun. Yet if we’re not careful, it’s going to drive us insane.

Making bicycle parking in Amsterdam easier

More and more people use bicycles to reach their destination in Amsterdam. Because of the increasing number of cyclists, it is not always easy to park your bike in the city.

Utrecht, the first ‘legible’ Dutch city?

It is now time for Utrecht to be the first Dutch city to bring pedestrian wayfinding signage into the twenty-first century.

Design Academy Eindhoven and Mijksenaar announce cooperation

Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE) has invited Mijksenaar as a guest tutor for the Master Information Design. This is the first and only programme in the Netherlands where wayfinding will be taught extensively and intensively.

Mijksenaar wins project for the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg

Amsterdam-based design studio Mijksenaar won an international competition regarding the wayfinding system of the Hermitage General Staff Building in St Petersburg.