Monthly Archive: January 2011

Custom Interior Architectural Signage for Indiana Convention Center in the News

Another project by ASI has made the local news. This time, it’s Indianapolis and the Indiana Convention Center. “Convention center’s visual highlights are many,” written by Bruce C. Smith, shows the new interior architectural signage provided by ASI, Indianapolis. Here are some excerpts from the article: “If the new Indianapolis International Airport is the front …

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Custom Exterior Monument Sign for Pond Elementary School in Missouri Makes a Great Impression

A recent article from the Eureka-Wildwood Patch, by Joyce VanMatre, titled “Lights, Sign, Action: One School’s New Marquee” talks about the the custom exterior sign in front of the Pond Elementary School in Wildwood building. The photos below, which are from the article, show the architectural features of the elementary school and how ASI, St. …

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Taking a Different Direction with Wayfinding: Going Beyond Architectural Signage

Architects design structures to be functional and be a “work of art” for the community and the client whenever the budget allows. These goals serve both the client’s needs and the public’s desire to have an architectural structure that is unique in appearance and positively contributes to the overall image of the community. Obvious examples …

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Getting Your Message Across the “Right” Way — Fonts, Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation for ADA Signage

Getting your point across can be challenging especially when the punctuation or grammar you choose is “wrong” according to current standards. I know what you are thinking: “Not me. I went to (insert name of your college here) and I earned a (take your GPA and pad it by ½ a point to impress everyone) …

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Bringing Brand Idenity and Company History to Life through Interior Architectural Signage

One of the best examples we have seen of merging brand identity and company history into an architectural space is the Wright Brothers, Inc., company office lobby. Although company’s founders were not related to the famous fathers of flight, they decided at an early age to model their lives and their company after the famous …

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City Wayfinding Signage: Why Making the Investment in Exterior Directional Signage is a Good Idea

“The question is why are there no signs in this area pointing to the hospital? In an emergency that is the most important thing in this town; not everybody is a local and knows where to go.” Bill Mackenzie, 76, of Murwillumbah The quote above is from an article we came across  about an unfortunate …

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Color Trends for 2011 and How They Could Impact the Architectural Signage Market

Just about every graphic designer and interior designer is familiar with Pantone. Did you know that Pantone selects a “color of the year?” Well, they do and for 2011, Pantone has chosen “Honeysuckle” as the must-have color for this year. Here is what the folks at Pantone have to say about Honeysuckle: “[It] emboldens us …

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Sign Judgment: ADA Guidelines vs. Designer Aesthetics – A Struggle for Balance and Working Solutions

Long before President Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law in1992, which mandated that fixed room signage be readable by the visually-impaired, architects and interior designers have been telling sign companies something along these lines: “Don’t let your sign mess up my beautifully-designed space.” That statement has probably been phrased 50 different ways …

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GREENGUARD Certified Interior Signage, InTac™ Eco Being Used in University of Northern Iowa’s Sabin Hall Renovation

ASI, Iowa is working with Des Moines architect and engineering firm Brooks Borg Skiles and the University of Northern Iowa to implement InTac™ Eco into Sabin Hall as part of a renovation project. The renovations will make Sabin Hall a LEED® Silver certified facility, and InTac™ Eco is the perfect eco-friendly interior signage solution for …

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Value-Engineered Modular Interior Signage for Hospital with a Healing-Focused Environment

One of the nice features of the Lafayette General Medical Center interior signage solution is the value engineering of the graphic inserts and the curved accent bar to help promote a healing environment. As more hospitals and medical offices move toward creating healing-focused interior environments by using natural light, works of art, warm color/tones and …

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