Thursday, June 26, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Check out this aritcle to find out where did signage begin. Historians speculate that the earliest signs were drawings etched on cave walls of tribal artisans to attract business. So for example, someone making bows or utensils could've created a visual cue - a sign - on their cave to draw customers, so historians believe.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
What’s behind door number three? The answer to that is the proverbial determining factor in whether or not a customer walks through your front doors or a competitor’s. Whatever your business or budget, great signs are the best – and most cost-effective – way to draw customers to you.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
Many medical practitioners may cringe at the words marketing or advertising, which can evoke images of annoying infomercials, newspaper ads, mailers, cheesy billboard ads, or other less-than-desir...
Thursday, June 12, 2014
The National Register lists the buildings, sites and structures deemed significant in American culture, and typically marked by a commemorative plaque sign.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Saturday, June 7, 2014
From the earliest of times, signs have been central to trade, industry and commerce, evolving from crude etchings that told stories, to much shorter forms that signified a place or the purpose of an establishment. While technology has brought in the “information age” and with it a shift away from “brick and mortar” establishments and towards virtual ones, the sign, physical or digital, and its importance for industry, remains.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
There’s a jaunty and rambling line delivered by the actress Meryl Streep, portraying a character “loosely” based on the infamously acerbic Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue. In that line, she launches into a rant that connects an incredulously broad range of social-political events with the emergence of a particular color in the fashion palette. While it may seem far-fetched, it did make for an intriguing proposition: if social-political events shape commercial color, might color also shape social-political landscapes?
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Check out this article for things to keep in mind when designing your office lobby.
Friday, May 30, 2014
Sharing a great business blog that discusses varieties of topics like designing creative wall lobby signs or top 5 marketing tips.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Here is a great article that discusses 5 marketing tips to strengthen your marketing efforts/
Sunday, May 25, 2014
This article focuses on creating a business sign that reflect the company's belief and image.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
In this blog post, learn the brief history of illuminated signage and how it got started.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Vote Solar is a nonprofit grassroots organization working to foster economic opportunity, promote energy security and fight climate change by making solar a mainstream energy resource. They work at the state level all across the country to support the programs necessary to re-power the grid with sunshine. Blue Pond Signs had the chance to design and crate a series of banner signs for the annual Equinox Fundraiser hosted by Vote Solar.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Any activity that can advance your practice’s goals, is worth pursuing, whether that be increasing revenues, cutting off new competitors, sustaining market share, improving payer patterns, introducing new services and providers, entering new markets or minimizing negative publicity (for your practice or your type of service).
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
In this article, the author writes about a vigorous debate is underway about whether or not digital commercial signs are appropriate in the commercial/residential district. in Liberty Village.
Friday, May 9, 2014
Strong sign designs often reflect the business brand. They may weave the company logo into the design or the sign may be the actual logo. Think of the best signs in your city or some of the most recognizable signs in advertising history like the celebrate Holiday Inn signs or McDonald's golden arch signs.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
In this article the author will discuss some of the most common mistakes when creating a company logo sign.
Monday, May 5, 2014
In a study conducted by 3M Corporation for the National Electric Sign Association, they found that compared to radio, television, and newspaper (or print advertising), on-site signage was considerably more effective for small (or independent) businesses. While newspaper ads can help small businesses reach between 24 and 65 percent of their target market, on-premise signage could allow them to reach as much as 100 percent.
Friday, May 2, 2014
The city of Twentynine Palms at the mouth of the Mojave Desert, Joshua Tree National Park, and the Mojave Preserve will get a facelift to update their signages.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Check out this article discussing common mistakes people make when designing a business logo sign. Avoid the same mistakes by learning a few tips from this article.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Here is a great blog post explaining the proposed photo ID law changes for food stamp purchases.
Monday, April 21, 2014
Designing a proper logo for your business can be quite a challenge. Although it can be difficult, it is still important for you to place the proper emphasis on the design of the logo, because it can make quite a difference in the brand recognition of your company.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Here is a great article on common mistakes when designing a company logo sign.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Blue Pond Signs released an infographic about how signs benefit a business. Check out this press release to learn more.
Monday, April 14, 2014
In this article, find out some tips on choosing a business sign manufacturing company that fits your company's need.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Many companies make mistakes when designing their logo and this can have long-term effects on the business. By avoiding the most common mistakes that go into the logo design, it is possible for you to have a logo that will serve your business for years to come.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
According to Salmon, in 2009 $2.2 billion in benefits were erroneously handed out, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office. Salmon believes that requiring photo ID confirmation at the time of purchase would alleviate this problem and help create better oversight of this program. As of now, the bill is supported strongly by Republicans, including Reps. Bill Posey, R-Fla., David Schweikert, R-Ariz., Trent Franks, R-Ariz., and Jack Kingston, R-Ga.
Monday, April 7, 2014
All businesses want to stand out in order to provide something of benefit to their customers. One of the ways for you to be able to accomplish this is to have a logo designed that will suit your needs. In fact, it has been said that having a logo that is well designed is one of the most important issues in regards to identifying your business to your customers.
Friday, April 4, 2014
When starting a business or when trying to improve it, there are a number of things that need to be kept in mind. One detail that is often overlooked until the last minute is designing the company logo. This logo will be used on signs outside of the business as well is on stationary and in many other key areas. Check out this article to learn what are some common mistakes when designing a company logo.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Check out this blog post about the Jimmy Kimmel Show tapping in Austin during the SXSW convention featuring local business signage.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
In Albany, GA, a task force recently met to discuss the implications of a new sign ordinance that concerns sign age and appearance. What exactly did the ordinance entail? Learn the four main points in the new ordinance.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Toronto has two designated special sign districts Yonge-Dundas Square and the Gardiner Expressway corridor. Liberty Village borders the Gardiner Expressway, which makes residents especially sensitive to the presence of digital or electronic signs which pepper the corridor.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Some of the most iconic American neon signs include Schrafft’s candy shop neon sign of Charlestown, Massachusetts and Vegas Vic. To find out what other signs made the list check out this blog post.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
If you missed it earlier, check out this article to learn more.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014
Business signs are integral to a company’s advertising and marketing plan. Be sure to look at many signs before creating your own; you want your sign to promote your brand as effectively as possible. Be sure to work with a company that has a solid reputation for quality and design excellence.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Strong sign designs often reflect the business brand. They may weave the company logo into the design or the sign may be the actual logo. Think of the best signs in your city or some of the most recognizable signs in advertising history like the celebrate Holiday Inn signs or McDonald's golden arch signs. The sign supports the brand and its logo and ties, in its concrete way, ties the advertising together with imagery that reinforces who that business is and what it does.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014
In this article, the author offers some great tips to help business owners choose a color scheme. Choosing colors are important because it brings a message to the customers. Learn more by reading the article.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
A great sign can easily be achieved with forethought and by contacting an expert sign production company. Businesses that use signs effectively know the marketing value of these features. Take time to develop a strong design and you'll see that the investment in time and money is warranted and well worth your while.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Thinking about a cheaper way to advertise your store? How about adding or upgrading your business signage. Apparently,business signage can attract old and new customers, increase profits and cut business costs.
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A business' signage is the first point of contact and brand ambassador for customers or clients, consequently, corporations and savvy small to medium-sized business owners invest a proportionately appropriate amount on the color for their signage. Advertising campaigns like those of Apple's notebook, in assorted colors, display the persuasive potency of color in graphic design and consumer engagement.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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Friday, February 21, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The prestige of sponsoring UC Berkeley’s famous Memorial Stadium may be overshadowed by a simple faux pas. The internet video game maker Kabam has closed a nearly $18 million deal with UC Berkeley, giving Kabam naming rights to the field.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
External signs displayed in many locations over the centuries: painted fascia of the building (enter horizontal ribbons between the storefront and floors), the level of the window, and of course, hanging, flat or flush-mounted. This last example is very popular because of the ease with which they can move when / if the company is sold or want to change the image of the seals.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
To choose your foundational colors, you have to know the themes that certain colors evoke and match those to your company's theme. Spas and restaurants choose warm colors (peaches and light oranges, variations of reds and yellows) because of their soothing and relaxing qualities. Another element in proper color choice is visibility – how much or how little do you want to create.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
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Thursday, February 6, 2014
The United States was still a young country when plans began formulating to create a monument to one of its’ most respected founding fathers, George Washington. It had only been seven years (1783) since the country had declared itself independent from the Kingdom of Great Britain, when the Continental Congress voted to erect a statue of Washington, commander-in-chief of the American army throughout the Revolutionary War of Independence, and the country’s first president. Washington, DC, was not yet the nation’s permanent capital.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
While your company may not have plans to erect a pyramid anytime soon, the legacy that you will leave can be greatly augmented by the careful consideration of color scheme in your brand design. This is particularly the case in our information-saturated and ADD-ridden society – color can aid in memory recall, stimulate the senses, and convey meaning at the most subliminal and primal levels. For this reason, the color choices of large companies are consistently based on color psychology, rather than an executive’s favorite color.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Tales of the novelty of the first neon illuminated billboard, which rested atop a hotel in downtown Los Angeles, became a central thread in the cultural fabric of the city, which for decades boasted being the first city to have one in the nation. Articles from the 30’s told of people driving for miles to see the signs which they dubbed “liquid fire” and of congestion so bad that the police had to be called in.
Friday, January 10, 2014
In Liberty Village a vigorous debate is underway about whether or not digital commercial signs are appropriate in the commercial/residential district. At present, Toronto has two designated special sign districts Yonge-Dundas Square and the Gardiner Expressway corridor. Liberty Village borders the Gardiner Expressway, which makes residents especially sensitive to the presence of digital or electronic signs which pepper the corridor.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
The town of Bandon (in Ireland) has had its share of difficulties, capped by a devastating flood in November of 2009. Last month, on the fourth anniversary of the flood, a town hall meeting was held to discuss the plan for redevelopment of the town. Over the next two years, extensive excavation is planned prompting concerned citizens to call for a meeting to voice their concerns and have their say in how plans for redevelopment will progress.