Bright and Bold or Dark and Cold?

It's no secret that minimalist design has been the feature of many trends over the past year or two.

Companies like IKEA, that sell Scandanavian style furniture pieces, have taken advantage of the trend to make marketable profits. Many people respond to the clean lines, monochromatic colour schemes, simple graphics, and all around crisp and clean design. 

 

Like all things, some may like it, some may not. While it does the trick of getting the point accross, the lack of bright and bold colours paired with fun fonts doesn't leave a whole lot to imagination. Take a look at some examples of what could be called complete opposites on the design spectrum:

 

What are your thoughts? Are you into the minimalist/modern design or are brighter colours more your fancy?

Let us know in the comments!

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Temperature Resistant Material: Not Just The Future of Space Travel

Obviously, Space is a more intense environment than Earth but it begs the question; Could materials used to manufacture, let’s say Space blankets (yes, it’s a thing), could it possibly be used in sign manufacturing to increase durability and longevity?

 

In mid-1990, a team of engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab were fabricating a blanket that could hold up to extreme temperature changes and any other issues that are bound to arise from interplanetary travel. It resulted in creating an ultra-light, reflective film that could be applied over and over in several layers without weighing down the Spacecraft.

 

From there they teamed up with Dunmore Corporation and came up with a line of specialized Space tapes. (Dunmore also has a line of temperature-resistant tapes that includes varieties for wire and cable wraps, multilayer insulation, and for creating non-stick surfaces).

 

If such material could be used to keep Spacecraft at room temperature, be able to insulate and be applied in several layers…could it be used for sign manufacturing? Think about it…signs would never get the normal wear and tear from our harsh Canadian weather and they could be built with layer upon layer to be even more durable than the materials we use today.

 

Although this technology, at the moment, is for NASA and Dunmore, could we see a day where business and establishments have their signage fabricated from the same material used to make pace blankets?

 

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Hello October!

 

 

It's finally October and Thanksgiving is just around the corner.

All of us at Sign Language wish you a wonderful season and we are thankful for your business!

 

We look forward to working on more exciting and challenging projects before this year comes to a close.

 

Cheers!

 

 

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Fall is Here!

 

With fall in full swing in the KW Region, we’re looking back at some of the amazing work our team and installers have done over the summer.

 

Check it out and let us know what you think!

 

Film installation for MCAP featuring Canadian Geese

 


Lighted LED quote for Groh Public School.

 

 

Reception installation for Paradigm in Cambridge.

 

 

Full wall vinyl mural.

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It's #ThrowbackThursday!

Since it's #ThrowbackThursday, let's take a look at some murals and digital prints we've done over the past few years...check them out!

 

 

 

 

What do you think about full wall murals or digital prints? Sound off in the comments below; we'd love to hear your opinion!

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Lighted Quote Install

Sometimes adding a bit of light-work to your sign can make it stand out amongst others. 

This installation at Groh Public School is among my favourites...simple, clean and still gets the point across.

Check out some of the pictures below and let us know what you think!

 

 

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Fresh Face of Paradigm

September has finally come and we are taking a nice breather after a whirlwind of a summer.

It's the perfect chance for us to sit back and appreciate all the hard work we've put in across many different installations. Below are a few pictures from an installation we did for Paradigm involving some colourful and intricate Vinyl work.

 

 

 

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Warriors Hockey Dressing Room

The campus has been busy with plenty of updates to different areas...here's a look at the changeroom refresh done for the Warriors. Who knows, maybe the fresh new look will help get their spirits up and bring home some wins...#GoBlackGoYellow!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rustic Signs - The New Modern?

If you've ventured onto Pinterest in the last couple years, you probably noticed the influx of rustic-esque designs.

 

This trend has been made popular through countless HGTV shows like Fixer Upper and Home Town. It begs the question...is rustic the new normal?

 

Check out some examples below and let us know what you think of the trend.

Yay or Nay?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Invention of Braille

Ever wonder how Braille came to be? Check out this quick video below!

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hzPIKmCHUA

 

 

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