Monthly Archive: January 2012

Branding Through Architectural Signage for Built Environments

By its nature, architectural signage plays an important role in branding built environments because architectural signage serves as the conduit to integrate brand identity into the overall architectural design of the facility. However, figuring out how to present a tenant’s brand identity through architectural signage can be challenging because the tenant’s brand may not always …

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Architectural Signage vs. Commercial Signage: A Comparison Guide

We wanted to share an information piece that compares and contrasts architectural signage and commercial signage. Because commercial signage is almost always associated with exterior signage, the information piece is geared toward comparing and contrasting exterior signage applications. Here are a few key excerpts: “What defines a commercial sign? It’s easy to identify a commercial …

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Digital Signage Makes an Impact on College Performing Arts Center

When students, staff and patrons enter the Creative Arts Center at Clark State Community College, the first thing they see is a multi-panel digital signage video wall and a 40″ dynamic digital signage display. The video wall is comprised of eight 46” ultra-slim flat displays that streams cloud-based content to welcome patrons to the creative arts center and …

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How Digital Signage Turned an ADA Issue into Added Revenue

There’s a great article recently written for Digital Signage Today that marries three important signage concepts and demonstrates how a state agency turned anADA challenge into a viable revenue stream. The three concepts are: The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) has such a visible and broad impact on society. Despite not being specifically noted anywhere …

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International Wayfinding Month: Useful Wayfinding Information

Did you know January is International Wayfinding Month? If so, then you successfully navigated the complicated pathways of monthly holidays. If not, then you need some guidance. (yes, those were all wayfinding puns). The month is intended to recognize and reflect on the benefits of good wayfinding. As one person defined it, “it’s meant to get …

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3form Design Awards: Exterior Signage, Interior Signage Featured

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In case you missed it, we wanted to hightlight some of the winners and honorable mentions from 3form’s Peoples Choice Awards for environmental graphic design and architectural finish-outs using 3form materials. Among the winners are really nice examples of interior signage and exterior signage as well as a grand-prize winning large environmental graphic display from …

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Goals and Elements of ADA-Compliant Architectural Signage

In the January 2012 edition of Sign of the Times, ASI’s Infinity interior signage system is featured as an optio nfor creating ADA-compliant architectural signage. To view the article by Craig Berger, click here or click the image below. In addition to the article, we’ve written a piece that discusses ADA-compliant architectural signage for built …

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Wayfinding Committees: A Benefit for Health Care Facilities?

What are wayfinding committees? Can they be beneficial for health care facilities? A wayfinding committee is comprised of people from multiple departments across a health care facility who work to implement an effective wayfinding solution across the entire organization. The size of the committee will depend on the size of the facility it serves, but …

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Architectural Signage Designed to Meet Universal Design Principles

Universal design principles cover virtually every aspect of built environments and commercial products, and architectural signage — when done correctly — plays a large role in guiding people through universal designed architectural environments. So what are the principles of universal design, and how do they relate to architectural signage? First, let’s honor the efforts of Ronald L. Mace, who established …

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Signage Quick Hit: Media Facade Digital Signage in the News

The stainless steel mesh is embedded with linear tubes filled with LEDs. The diodes serve as “pixels” for displaying high-resolution digital imagery. In case you missed it, we wanted to bring your attention to an intriguing article titled “Brilliantly Transparent,” in the December 2011 issue of Construction Specifier magazine. The article is authored by Mike …

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