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30 New Examples of Beautiful & Creative Signage – By Daniel Nelson

Creating effective signage that instantly grabs ones attention can be a difficult task. Especially in city centres where there’s an abundance of things screaming for our attention. As a designer I just love it when companies and organizations invest in some outside-of-the-box thinking. It might be doing the sign in a creative way or just making sure that it’s unique and visually stunning. In today’s gallery I’ve rounded up 30 new signs that I’ve come across since the last post. And if you missed the previous signage galleries, you can find check them out here: 

 

 

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brand, identity, wayfinding, enviromental graphics for CH∆VEZ
brand, identity, wayfinding, enviromental graphics for CH∆VEZ

 

 

IdentiCom Signs relocates to Farmington Hills, MI

Although we enjoyed our time here in Novi, MI  – We proudly have outgrown our office space. Our new place offers us the opportunity to provide new services and more square footage for our expanding team. We are super excited to start this new chapter of IdentiCom Sign Solutions and look forward to sharing this experience with all of you! Our new office in Farmington Hills, MI is roughly 10 minutes away from our current location here in Novi, MI.  So don’t fret, nothing drastic will change in regards to our business operations. Phone numbers and email all remain the same. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at 248.344.9590.

 

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6 Simple Ways to Stand Out Above the Rest.

When it comes to your storefront, you want to stick out – in a good way. Designing your storefront sign is something you probably worry over being it is the face of your business. Here are some easy pointers to help assist you on creating your sign.

#1. Keep it Simple.

Simple is better. Avoid being too detailed. Keep your sign clean and crisp so the message gets sent thoroughly.  If your sign looks “too busy” it can create confusion on what your store offers and drive away potential customers. Get a second pair of eyes to help you. A design professional who understands what it is you are looking for can help you simplify things and still achieve the look and feel that you want to convey to your audience.

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#2. Color Choice.

Your sign should reflect your brand identity & the color should reflect that. Keep in mind, that your sign may need to be modified based on City rules & guidelines. Make sure your color looks good against the building that you are in. Think about season changes, weather conditions and how this color will look through the different weather conditions and daylight hours.

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#3 Check Your Neighbors.

Look around the area where your storefront is located & who your neighbors are. What type of signs do you see around you?  Consider this in the process of your design. Pay attention to signs that people seem to be gravitating to in your area. Take note of the color themes, look & style of your neighbors sign. You want to stand out, but in a good way. Think about how you can execute this by considering color & style choices.

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#4 Lighten Things Up.

If your storefront permits lighting options for your sign, then go for it. Lighting helps customers see your sign during various weather conditions & during the evening hours. There are several options for different ways you can illuminate your sign to stand out against other competitors.

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#5. Readability & Font Style

Choosing the right font, typeface & style of your sign is an important detail that needs to be carefully thought out. A font style may look great on paper, but when put into a 3-D element, it may have an entirely different look & feel to your design. A professional can be a great asset to this process by being knowledgable in what fonts work best and will work in accordance to your company’s identity.

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#6. Accessorize. Awnings. 

Awnings are a nice accessory to your storefront. It creates shade to the interior of your store keeping the sunlight from glaring in and cools things down. Awnings also look nice. They give an added feature to the front of your store and can also offer shelter on a rainy day drawing potential customers to come in.