Many years ago when I did a whole bunch of maps about the Koana Islands, I also worked off-and-on on a wayfinding system for the country’s main international airport. This airport has an extraordinarily complicated passenger traffic circulation system because it’s the primary port of entry for the capital of the first among equals in an EU-like bloc of states. So that means you have to sort different passengers based on where they came from and where they’re going, because they all require different sets of customs/immigration/quarantine checks.
(It’s all white and yellow on black because that’s my favorite airport wayfinding color scheme, and it’s similar to what they use at Arlanda Airport in Stockholm. The “Koanian” here is just Swedish run through Google Translate.)
I left it sit for a while, and then I came back to it recently because I needed some inspo for a different wayfinding project I’m working on, and I discovered it…still held up pretty well. So I’m posting it here because why not. These are raw sketches, and I never really had a solid blueprint of the airport in my head, so these aren’t exactly internally consistent, but it still gives a general idea of what the signage could look like. I might salvage this general wayfinding design for other projects in the future, maybe.