2015 Signs of the Times Contest Winners

We want to offer a huge congratulations to this year’s Signs of the Times contest winners. It came as no surprise that all of the projects are one of a kind and incredibly unique in both design and construction. We’ve shared a few of our favorites below hoping these signs can serve as inspiration for your next project. Visit this link to view the entire collection of project winners. 1. Schnipper's Kitchen This sign was done by ArtFx in Bloomfield, CT.  We love this sign because it is a true statement piece and…Read more

What to Expect in the Signage Process: A Step-By-Step Guide for Business Owners

Signage is an integral part of any small business. Studies show that 85% of a business’ customer base could live within 5 miles of the business property. To fully take advantage of these statistics, appropriate signage is a must. It is not only important to make customers aware of the business presence, but to also get customers through the doors. If your business is ready to take that vital step toward increasing sales, here is a step-by-step guide for understanding what goes into this part of the advertising process. Where it all begins…Read more

Opsis Architecture Is Awarded National USITT Award

Congratulations to Opsis Architecture who received the 2015 Architecture Merit Award for Reed College's Performing Arts Building.  We are so proud to have been part of this project along with Mayer/Reed and Hoffman Construction.  More information on the award Opsis Architecture received can be found on their website at http://bit.ly/1A6KeBK Project Overview Reed College’s Performing Arts Building characterizes the school’s dedication to performance arts both in what role the arts played in the past, and what role they will play in Reed’s future. The Performing Arts Building now houses theatre, dance, and music departments…Read more

Lakeridge High School Art Installation Unveiling

Three Piece Art Installation and Design We are proud to present this beautiful art installment for Oakridge High School in Lake Oswego. This three piece project has been installed, unveiled, and is already enhancing its corner of the high school campus.  The installment consists of three 3x10' pieces mounted on pylon frames.  The pieces represent "the elements" by displaying grass and leaves, water, and the sun and flowers.  For the official story on the unveiling of these pieces, please visit the Lake Oswego Review online at this link: http://bit.ly/lakeridge-art      Read more

Thinking Outside the Box with Interesting Advertising

Is Interesting Advertising really for me? This year we invite you to start thinking outside the box for your advertising signage and window displays. Instead of a basic sign plainly displaying your message, get creative! As you contemplate your next design, take a look at this article and be inspired. http://bit.ly/1DDAgyI No, really, for me? After viewing those amazing advertising campaigns, you may be thinking how great those campaigns are, but is that really appropriate for you?  Here are a few tips for developing a campaign right for you. 1. Use what you know.  You know your…Read more

Pantone Color of the Year for 2015

Pantone releases the 2015 color of the year: Marsala (PANTONE 18-1438) "This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors." Leatrice Eiseman Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute® This is a deep color that we are excited about seeing in use this year.  You will notice in Pantone's photo album that this color, while subtle, can be made to stand out and elevate the right design. We could see this color in use on interior architectural signs, window displays, or wall graphics.  This warm…Read more

The Portland Building is saved… Are you a fan?

"Michael Graves' seminal Portland Public Services Building will be spared from demolition, despite being described as a "white elephant" and requiring an estimated $95 million for renovation. Also known as the Portland Building, the 15-story office block in Portland, Oregon, will continue to provide facilities for 1,300 of the city's employees with a redesign that will include input from the original architect. "It’s going to be saved," Graves told the Architect's Newspaper Blog. "They told me… They said they are saving the building and not only that but we want you to sit on a committee…Read more