Monthly Archive: November 2011

Strategy+Creativity+Implementation = Palazzo Falson Architectural Signage

We thought it was worthwhile to share a great post from Mangion & Lightfoot Ltd. about the successful architectural signage solution for Palazzo Falso. Mangion & Lightfoot is a design agency in Malta that provides brand solutions for local and international clients across a variety of disciplines. The images shown are courtesy of Mangion & Lightfoot, and here …

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Signage Quick Hit: Exterior Signage Regulations Debate for Small Town

We thought signage professionals and architects who read this blog might want to take a look at a story about a town council and architectural review board discussing changes to the current exterior signage regulations. This time, it’s in Virginia’s Potomac region in a town called Occoquan. The article titled, “Occoquan Proposes New Signage Rules,” …

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3D Signage Brings New Dimension to Traditional Signage Solutions

In the November issue of Sign Builder Illustrated, Jeff Wooten with Sign Builder Illustrated wrote about sign maker Gary Johnson, founder of The Great American Sign Company about how he recently designed and built the 3D signage for the Tipsy Moose Tavern.  Bravo to Mr. Johnson for creating such a unique and memorable signage solution for …

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3form Integration into Exterior Signage and Environmental Graphics

Architects and environmental graphic designers are very familiar with the look, the form and the function of 3form’s broad architectural material offering. Usually, the 3form materials are used for decorative interior walls and ceilings for architectural environments. However, we’ve seen an increase in architects and designers choosing to integrate 3form materials into building facades and exterior signage over …

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Compass: Modular Exterior Signage System Solves Wayfinding Challenges

In September 1998, a new exterior signage was born. Based on demand from the marketplace for a modular, durable and functional exterior signage and wayfinding signage solution that would serve all of the exterior signage needs for a facility, the Compass exterior signage system was created. Over the past decade, Compass has been integrated into …

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Signage Quick Hit: City vs. Bank for Right to Keep Exterior Signage

It’s always funny to us to see how exterior signage seems to get under the skin of city governments and management boards of public areas. We’ve talked about the battle between Ripleys and the Baltimore Harbor and the Wilshire Hotel and the city government, and now we bring you a battle between a bank and …

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Cityscape and Wayfinding Signage is Making News Again

Cityscape Signage or Exterior Wayfinding Signage for cities is making the news again. This time, it’s in Urbandale, IA. In an article written by Anne Carothers-Kay  titled, “Urbandale City Council Talks About Sprucing Up Douglas Ave,” on the UrbandalePatch website, it is reported that the local city council is talking about a beautification project that is scheduled …

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What is EMTALA Signage?

We received a question recently regarding EMTALA signs.  The question dealt with whether or not there have been any changes to regulations that govern EMTALA signage.  While we have experience with EMTALA  and the impact it has in the signage world, we thought it would be a good opportunity to share information on the topic. EMTALA stands …

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ADA Signage Video Production and Guideline Resource

We have a talked a lot about ADA signage on this blog, but sometimes we overlook explaining how certain types of ADA signage are created. Nova Polymers, one of the industry leaders in providing photopolymer materials to create ADA signage solutions, has launched a video library of informative, instructional videos that helps explain the process …

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Cutting Corners When it Comes to Exterior Signage can Really Backfire

I had the absolute worst experience with getting signage done for my business due to (insert your choice from the following list here) an inexperienced sub-contractor an attempt to cut costs problems with permits a poor-quality finish and shoddy assembly all of the above Let’s face it: this long-languishing economic downturn is affecting businesses and …

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