Welcome To Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals

Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals is the LARGEST online community & discussion forum for professional sign-makers and graphic designers.

 


  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Apartment sign

Discussion in 'Designs & Layouts' started by MARSERdesigns, May 12, 2010.

  1. MARSERdesigns

    MARSERdesigns Member

    338
    1
    18
    Jul 4, 2008
    California
    Here is a design I came up with for a apartment complex.
    reef apts.jpg

    **Does it look too busy?
     
    Tags:
  2. MARSERdesigns

    MARSERdesigns Member

    338
    1
    18
    Jul 4, 2008
    California
    Also this sign is supposed to be taken out in the AM and brought back in in the PM. They have used sandwich boards in the past and they have been stolen. What would you guys recommend for a movable light weight sign?
     
  3. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

    4,513
    0
    0
    Feb 11, 2007
    the address looks squished
    the word "apartments' is unreadable
    -because of the scripty font
    -because it is ontop that curve

    Tree looks like pot blowing in the wind, maybe rename the place "Reefer Apartments"


    Even so, if the customer likes it then get your money and move one! I'd use 1/2 MDO, or 10mm coro.
     
  4. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

    8,494
    37
    48
    Mar 25, 2006
    Mars Florida
    It's really bad. Tomorrow when I go into my office, I'll try to show you with a better example. I find that faster than typing out an explanation.
     
  5. JR's

    JR's Very Active Member

    2,904
    105
    63
    Sep 6, 2007
    swansea Ma 02777
    :thumb: SignManiac your pritty cool. ;-}


    JR
     
  6. artsnletters

    artsnletters Member

    282
    1
    18
    Feb 28, 2007
    Upland CA
    well, you really ought to lose the script for the word "apartments" or at the minimum, kern them together at the 'a/r', the 't/m', the 'e/n' & the 't/s'. Make it bold...Apartments is a crucial bit of info. I also agree the palm tree is too stylized. Use a basic bold font for the ph # and address as well. Sell the customer a plastic sign-a-cade for an a-frame that they can bring in at night. Try Denco sales in Fresno.
    Tim
     
  7. Malkin

    Malkin Very Active Member

    2,188
    16
    38
    Feb 11, 2009
    Augusta, ME
    I would recommend 1/8" pvc panels mounted on a 24x36 Signicade.

    Other options that are also lightweight may be too much so and blow away...
     
  8. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

    8,494
    37
    48
    Mar 25, 2006
    Mars Florida
    Here's how I would approach it.
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: May 13, 2010
  9. WhiskeyDreamer

    WhiskeyDreamer Professional Snow Ninja

    3,550
    80
    48
    Aug 6, 2007
    Riften
    :notworthy::notworthy:
     
  10. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

    10,970
    264
    83
    Jun 8, 2004
    Vermont
    wow, nice!!!
     
  11. signgal

    signgal Very Active Member

    1,364
    0
    36
    Dec 29, 2009
    Beautiful work, as always, Maniac... Now I wonder if GN understands why it works better than the original.

    I would suggest those big a$$, nasty black coated steel A-frames with the aluminum panels. Easy enough to put out and take in but cumbersome enough to deter stealing. They can't have it both ways... easy to display and difficult to steal
     
  12. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    33,287
    2,321
    113
    Jun 7, 2006
    PA
    Nice going maniac..........

    Make it out of thin gauge steel and attach a ground wire to it. You won't have to ever move it again.
     
  13. BlueFishDesigns

    BlueFishDesigns Very Active Member

    1,714
    0
    36
    Aug 21, 2006
    Huntsville, AL
    Does it even *need* the address and phone number????
     
  14. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

    8,494
    37
    48
    Mar 25, 2006
    Mars Florida
    I don't think it needs it but I bet you the customer will insist on it. Probably wants website, office hours, managers name and no soliciting on it too :) It's not my job to sell but if it were, I'd talk them out of it. I'm pretty damn persuasive with a baseball bat.

    You can always appease them by putting it on there tiny at the bottom.
     
  15. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

    10,970
    264
    83
    Jun 8, 2004
    Vermont
    what does the sign do? does he rent vacation or weekly rentals? it seems like the address is pretty stupid to put on it as you are there when you see it. the phone number might be of use if it is a big turn over rental place so you know who to call.
     
  16. MARSERdesigns

    MARSERdesigns Member

    338
    1
    18
    Jul 4, 2008
    California
    I'm still a junior sign maker and can use all the creative info I can get.....I'm seeing that the design by SignManiac is more functional right?

    The apartment is set back off a main street 1/3 miles, and you don't see them. They are wanting a portable sign that is placed on a vacant lot (not theirs....I know I already told them it was a no no!) next to a main street.
     
  17. MARSERdesigns

    MARSERdesigns Member

    338
    1
    18
    Jul 4, 2008
    California
    Thanks, I'm probably going to re-work my sign now! I agree, your sign is much more function-able.
     
  18. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

    8,494
    37
    48
    Mar 25, 2006
    Mars Florida
    It's not so much about function. The real issue is legibility. If you can't read a sign because of poor fonts selection, then it can't serve any function. Font's are used intentionally to convey many things. Typography is an art unto itself. You have to really consider how and why you use them.
     
  19. Sign_Boy

    Sign_Boy Major Contributor

    6,429
    8
    38
    May 18, 2007
    USA
    SignManiac - you nailed it!!!
     
  20. MARSERdesigns

    MARSERdesigns Member

    338
    1
    18
    Jul 4, 2008
    California
    :goodpost:
     
Loading...

Share This Page

 


Loading...