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Napa County Library

GNU Group designed and installed a comprehensive, integrated wayfinding and signage master plan, including design manuals, plans, and specifications, to allow signage, as well as other wayfinding systems, to be implemented.  The design of this dynamic and unique program was inspired by Napa Valley’s agrarian history and character of it’s community. ...

Vietnamese American Services Center

GNU Group worked with Aedis Architects and the County of Santa Clara to implement the county sign standards program in their impressive new Vietnamese Services Center Building in San Jose, CA. GNU handled the programming of the standards, as well as the coordination of custom artwork for select room IDs throughout the building, which will aim to provide accessible and culturally responsive social and health services to support the local San Jose community....

The Wave at Emerald Glen Park

The City of Dublin’s much-anticipated water park consists of multiple pools, slides, and a splash playground. The facility was built during the state’s worst droughts but opened just in time as the state recovered. It is not the typical community pool but has amusement park-style slides that will have visitors wanting to come back again and again. The signage included fun bright colors for the exterior. While the interior signage was inspired by the vibrant colors, they took on a more...

Pleasant Hill

The expansion of the Pleasant Hill Parks & Recreation District’s facilities included a new teen center, senior center and the main community center. Connecting all of them is a signage and orientation system created by GNU. As a part of the Capital Campaign Program that made the new facilities possible, GNU also created the donor recognition program....

Town of San Anselmo

When the Town of San Anselmo’s Economic Development Committee instituted a branding, signage and wayfinding program, they turned to one its members and town resident, GNU Group founder Richard Burns. Rich enlisted the firm, in collaboration with renowned designer/illustrator Michael Schwab to create the program. GNU Group provided their Sign Profile Analysis to show locations, quantities, budget considerations, creative concepts and technical drawings. Key to the design is the new Town logo, designed by Michael, that prominently features Sugarfoot,...