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Two Approaches To Sign Design

Most sign designers would agree that the design of a sign system should be appropriate to its architectural environment. This is considered one approach to designing signage. Of course, designers will differ in what they think is appropriate, and they will differ in how sensitive or responsive they are to the environment. For this approach they should be sympathetic to the architecture, trying to see it, for the most part, as the architect does.

Wood Sign Manufacturing Techniques

While plastics and new synthetic materials are increasingly becoming more popular in the sign industry, the use of wood for signage is still one of the most used substrates used for manufacturing sign graphics. It is one of the easiest materials to work with, and is still readily available at a reasonable price range. Wood is a still favorite, although you would not want to use wood in highly wet and humid environments, with the woods tendencies to warp, split or crack. Here are the techniques used to produce and manufacture these products.

Branding and Logo Design – Analyzing the New Ottawa REDBLACKS Brand

The addition of the new Ottawa franchise in the CFL is reason to celebrate for most Canadian football fans, but the announcement of the new team name and logo has been met with some controversy. Designing a sports logo and uniform is probably one of the most difficult challenges for a designer because the audience is so deeply and emotionally invested in the product. No matter what comes off the drawing board it will always fall short of the epic emblem every fan wants for their beloved franchise, and will almost assuredly be met with disdain, at least initially.

Motivation in the Artist’s Life

Motivation is not just one illuminating moment. It is a series of steps to get to where the artist begins to work.

Mounting Paper Artwork – No Hinges Required

This article will expand on mounting options for paper artwork beyond the method using paper hinges. If you wish to mat and frame artwork for museum-quality, with the option to change it at a later date the mounting job must be reversible. Here I will go over some methods that are reversible. The following information on Corner Pockets, Mounting Strips, and Sink Mounts are the preferred archival mounting methods.

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