November 13th, 2012 | Abbey
With such a huge selection of sign materials and designs available, settling upon the perfect sign for your business can seem an overwhelming and exhausting task. Brainstorming some business sign ideas can help ease this process, allowing you to determine the best solution for effective promotion of your business.
Some business sign ideas
There are so many business sign ideas out there, choosing just one can seem particularly daunting. Not only is there a wealth of materials to choose from – ranging from wooden signs to aluminium and even digital signboards – but the design of your sign can be particularly crucial to the brand recognition and promotion of your business.
September 27th, 2012 | Abbey
From the beginning of time, people have carved things into wood. This enduring material has long been used for sign making, allowing shopkeepers to cheaply but effectively advertise their business, families to display their ancestral insignia and artisans to craft signs of extraordinary beauty. Today, a quality wood sign continues to carry a timeless appeal for people as an object of worth and aesthetic appeal.
Wooden signs date back to antiquity, where shopkeepers would carve a rustic board of wood with the symbol of their shop to alert passers-by to their dwellings. In the Middle Ages, carved signs were ubiquitous, hanging over the cramped alleyways of London and obscuring the light of European cities. Legislation was even passed in the seventeenth century to regulate the distance a wood sign could project into the street, as shopkeepers became more and more competitive with their signage.
While in the Middle Ages signs were preferred for functionality, with carved symbols used to direct people in a largely illiterate society to a particular shop or shopkeeper, in the Renaissance signs were appreciated much more as objects of beauty. In the Renaissance, wrought iron hanging posts became popular, and often were heavily ornamented to complement the increasingly ornate wooden signs. Read the rest of this entry »
September 14th, 2012 | Abbey
Very few signs match the timeless appeal and opulence of a custom wood sign. Personalised wood signs have also long been items of sentimental worth, with family and business signs being passed down through generations.
Ideas for custom wood signs
A custom wood sign is an invaluable addition to any home, retreat, office or business. Wood signs are also incredibly versatile and can be carved, sandblasted or painted to achieve the design of your choice. Carved and sandblasted signs are also beautiful additions to the exterior or interior décor of any home or business.
Consider the following varieties of wooden signs when looking for the perfect sign:
September 10th, 2012 | Abbey
The building where your business operates is not only a place for work – it’s also the face your business presents to the world. Business signs for buildings are a simple but powerful way to make a visually arresting, impactful and bold statement to current and prospective clients about the quality of your business.
Business signs for buildings are diverse and come in a variety of styles, from beautifully carved wooden signs to flashy backlit retail signs and arresting digital signs. Only you will know the right type of sign for your business.
Designing your business sign
When designing business signs for buildings, it pays to keep a few factors in the back of your mind to maximise the presence and the brand recognition of your company. Read the rest of this entry »
September 3rd, 2012 | Abbey
If you have just purchased a business or are looking to promote your current business in a way that is both eye catching to passing traffic and accurately reflects the brand of your company, a custom carved business sign is a recommended solution.
In the past such an option has been time consuming and expensive – not only did you have to spend significant time visiting sign designers in person, but you also had to rely on their creative vision to design a sign that conveyed the message you wanted to promote. Many services online now offer the opportunity not only to purchase a sign solution for your business, but also play a key role in designing the perfect business sign for your company.