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Discussion in 'Polls' started by dlndesign, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. dlndesign

    dlndesign Active Member

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    As everyone will agree Signs101 is a great resource and I use it whenever I am stuck and need some insight.

    But I am curious where else do you go for sign and graphics industry related questions, issues and concerns?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

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    trade mags like Sign Craft
     
  3. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    My friends in the business
    SignCraft
    letterville sign bboard
     
  4. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    Grocery store. Just look at the million dollar package design and you will see all sorts of color combinations, shapes, panels, fonts. They are designed to grab the viewers eye immediately.
    Magazines can be a good source too. And just look at the local signs in your town and take notice of the ones that aren't visually offensive.
     
  5. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

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    grocery store is my favorite for color and style ideas too.
     
  6. Zx360

    Zx360 Member

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    Support system

    Besides the knowledge base I have at my fingertips here. Any time I have a question or want quick insight on layout or technique for something I have the guy who I first worked with when I started in the industry. We don't work together anymore but on many occasions we Bo bounce emails or texts back and forth when we have a question or need a second opinion or are just "stuck" on something.

    i really feel like your support system and peers are the best weapon, even our competitors we have worked with in the past.
     
  7. Rick

    Rick Certified Enneadecagon Designer

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    LinkedIn has a few groups I like... SEGD, ADA Lady being 2

    There are a few Facebook groups too. HOWies being my favorite, there are a few sign related ones too.

    Letterville

    Sign Syndicate

    Then there are trade shows like SEGD and How Conference.
     
  8. TimToad

    TimToad Very Active Member

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  9. TimToad

    TimToad Very Active Member

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    Wow! I had no idea old photos like this were kept by anyone, but this is yours truly in 1985 at the age of 24 demonstrating 3D Letter enhancements with only brushes, Smith's cream, bulletin colors and some artist's oils. The fact that these were saved and now shared reveals the deep respect for the craft so many of us have.

    We may bicker here from time to time and step on each others sensitive spots occasionally, but deep down, few other crafts are as tight knit as we are. Do you think plumbers go to little towns every summer and redo the sewers like our Walldogs do with the mural projects?

    http://www.letterville.com/meets/chicago/Scana0002.jpg
     
  10. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

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    Now I don't feel so bad for taking pictures of packages every time I'm in Trader Joe's.
     
  11. TimToad

    TimToad Very Active Member

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    Pat,

    I'm an Albertson's man myself.

    Trader Joe's design aesthetic seems a bit hackneyed at times to me. LOL

    On the primary question...... I'm like a frickin' sponge. Nothing design oriented escapes my curious eyes.
     
  12. vaughnlm

    vaughnlm New Member

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    Google

    Google is our number one resource for all of our research.
     
  13. Craig Sjoquist

    Craig Sjoquist Major Contributor

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    I never realized how much fun & how great it was to be a sign painter till I went to a Walldog meet & I would not have probably never known about it had it not been for the internet.

    Yes all the other resources mentioned.
     
  14. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    Mainly Signs 101 these days but there are a few good sign groups on Facebook.
    I have been doing this so many years that my questions are not usually technical ones.
    Mine are more "how do I keep from strangling this client?" type queries.
    For camaraderie I go to Walldog and Pinhead meets.
    Love....Jill
     
  15. BobM

    BobM Very Active Member

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    1st. thing every morning, Signs101, Letterville, Creativesignmakers, and Famallcub.
     
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