Design Inspiration

Looking for some new inspiration for your designs? Check out this post here that lists off some of the best Graphic Design sites to follow.

 

 

https://www.creativeboom.com/inspiration/50-of-the-best-blogs-for-graphic-design-inspiration/

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Trillium West - Digital Prints & Murals

 

 

 

 

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Design Trends from 2018

As we creep into the start of the end of 2018, here's a look back on some interesting Graphic Design trends from the past year.

 

https://99designs.ca/blog/trends/graphic-design-trends-2018/

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Additions for Grand Innovations

 

 

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Staff Picture Board for Janet Metcalfe

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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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