Signage

A Classic Refurbishment In The Heart of Abbotsford by Cassie Blomquist

This spectacular 154 year old establishment is located in the heart of Abbortsford. The Park Hotel recently underwent a refurbishment that kept the rich history intact by upholding a modern day look inspired by a 1950's-1970's Australian themed decor.

Tint Design re-skinned the illuminated outdoor signs that are bold enough to catch the attention of its patrons but also compliments the traditional architecture found in this inner-city Melbourne suburb. Re-branded Signage reveals a business's potential to customers and can differentiate one business from another, however, the signage must be eye-catching and effective or else it will loose it's serving purpose. The inverted use of a of a single natural colour in this design is what makes it stand out, rather that the contrast of multiple bold colours that would act as more of an eye-sore than an invitation in this location.

Along with the new face-lift The Park Hotel is now also under new management which includes an exceptional menu and wonderful staff, and the two open fire places that have been kept as a feature will be so inviting for these chilly weeks ahead in Melbourne. 

Exciting work at the Royal Australian Navy Base by Cassie Blomquist

Last month Tint Design packed up two of their installers and sent them on a bit of a road trip to Nowra NSW to complete a wall graphics and 3D Signage install at the Royal Australian Navy base.

From directional signage throughout the base to the impressive photo wall and squadron shield in the entrance foyer, this job comprised of a number of elements - many of which could only come together at the final installation stage. While that is a common occurrence with graphics and signage installs, it was the fact that the installation location was more than 800km from our factory in Melbourne and at least a two hour drive from the closest domestic airport that meant the logistics of this project were more challenging than most. Every element of this installation was meticulously planned out and executed and we couldn’t be happier with the final result. 

Following an extensive brief from 723 Squadron Commander Bruce Willington, Simon O’Halloran Design prepared design concepts and production artwork to meet the key objectives of the project.

In order to deliver the high standard of finish required by both parties, and to deal with the logistics of an interstate installation, Simon engaged Tint Design to handle the production and installation. Tint Design produced a series of physical samples that allowed the client, designer and the Tint Design production team to know exactly what was required to achieve the final outcome.

“From my initial meeting with Tyler at Tint Design, I was impressed with their enthusiasm for the project, and the production ideas he brought to the discussions. Having a team like Tint Design involved every aspect of the project made a complex situation very easy, and guaranteed the best possible result for my client.” Simon O’Halloran.

To create the 3D signage there was a three part layering technique used that combined both laser-cut acrylic and Digital Print graphics mounted to router cut digitally printed brushed aluminium ACM panel. The combination of materials and printing techniques are a stand-out feature of this design.

Click here or on the image above for more photos of this project. 

Bold Signage At Bendigo Tafe by Liana Slussareff

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Here at Tint Design we are generally well known for our services with window film and Wall Graphics, after all, it's where our business started. However clients continue to be surprised that we are also in the business of Signage. For us, it was a natural progression to enter the signage market as it overlaps with the work that we do and now allows us to create a complete, decorative, functional, or promotional package for our clients.

Recently we announced that we are now producing our own braille signage, however this is just another element in the list of signage solutions that we have provided for years. Digital, Precision Cut, statutory, directional, promotional, internal, external - we do it all!

Tint Design Teamed up with Clarke Hopkins Clarke to produce this recent install of 3D acrylic letters and logos to the exterior of Bendigo Tafe. It's clean, bold and professional and goes beyond serving its purpose as signage branding.

Give us a call if your Signage desires an update!

book smart & design smart by Liana Slussareff

 Photography by: Kev Howlett,  Busybird Publishing 

Photography by: Kev Howlett,  Busybird Publishing 

Library buses are a great community service that makes literature, internet access, and research materials accessible to regional or remote areas that don't have the population density or local funding to support a permanent facility. 

Recently, Yarra Plenty Regional Library teamed up with our friends at Kinart to created this bold design for their bus. By using bright colours and geometrical shapes the team at Kinart have made the mobile facility playful and instantly recognisable within the communities it visits.   

An environment or atmosphere can be particularly beneficial for children when developing literacy skills so having a design that is eye-catching and inviting allows everyone to open up their imagination and come into a space where they can explore the ever-changing stock the mobile library has to offer such as books, DVD’s, magazines and unique reference materials.

It was a pleasure to have worked on this spectacular refurbishment and look forward to seeing this beauty in action throughout the regional communities it services.

Seasons Greetings by Liana Slussareff

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We can't believe it's that time again but here we are closing off another year. 2017 has been another big one for Tint Design with the addition of new staff members and sophisticated machinery. It was also a year that pushed us further than ever before both creatively and, with the assistance of our new equipment, increased the volume of product that we were able to get out the door.

While this time of year is relaxing and festive for most, we at Tint Design understand that our industry colleagues are no-doubt as busy as we are right now and can only wish you and your families a very safe and, once you get to it, a well deserved break!

We sincerely look forward to working with you again in 2018 and are already excited about some of the projects you have in store!

Happy New Year!

Hoarding Schiavello at Flinders Street by Liana Slussareff

 Click on the image for more examples of creative Schiavello hoardings!

Click on the image for more examples of creative Schiavello hoardings!

Construction hoardings can sometimes be a depressing eye-saw within an urban landscape. However, our friends at Schiavello not only see them as an opportunity but are also utilising their full potential for what they really are; a giant temporary billboard. 

When you consider the fact the bill posters and street artists have known this for some time and often capitalise on the vast areas of free canvas by slapping up all kinds of promotional posters, artworks and tags, it’s a wonder that major construction companies haven’t jumped on this opportunity before. I know that it is rare to see a completely blank hoarding around town these days as construction logos are often displayed with unimaginative repetition across the facade. Generally speaking though, when a large hoarding or even a plain public wall is left as mostly blank space then utilising that space for any other kind of advertising whether it be in the way of a graffiti tag or event poster, is not as much a temptation as it in an invitation.

Schiavello however have begun to fill their hoarding space with imagery that is worth looking at. Creative advertising of what is happening ‘behind the curtain’ or just a more eye catching and decorative version of their company logo, Schiavello understands that if you present an artwork rather than an incomplete canvas you are more likely to deter wannabe street artists and pesky bill-posters which, in turn, will keep the community on-side during construction by giving them one less thing to complain about.
 

Size Matters by Liana Slussareff

In the context of design, scale is the the broad term used to describe the relationship between two or more objects. In our everyday lives we instinctively use what can widely be referred to as ‘human scale’ which basically translates to how we compare things to our own size, for example, how many times in your life have you been in need of a tape measure and, without one handy, stood next to something and marked a point on your body for reference? “it was roughly shoulder height” etc. 

Populating our work and home environments with objects that are relatable in scale to our own size makes us feel instinctively more comfortable as our brains are not challenged by the disproportionate relativeness of multiple objects. That's not to say however that the uniform and ‘average’ size of everything is good design, it’s quite the contrary. Manipulating scale is one of the fundamental building blocks of being a good designer as it is with the creative and well executed use of it that can really make or break the design of a space. 

Emphasising or exaggerating the scale of something within a space will undoubtedly draw your attention to that area within moments of entering a room. That is why, within a good design, you will often find that the feature element of the space, be it an oversized lighting fixture or bold patterned wallpaper, is often situated where the proprietor wants to draw your attention first. With this in mind it was important to us to be able to offer our clients a diverse Design Range that can be manipulated in both scale and colour so that the end user can use our patterns as templates that with a bit of creativity and manipulation will transform into a unique design that is custom built for an individual space. 

So whatever your design situation, remember that the use of scale within the execution of a design can play a huge part in how people will respond to your space.
 

No Challenge too great for In2Space by Liana Slussareff

It’s a bit of a throwback now to when we worked on these two projects for one of our ongoing clients, In2Space, but they gave us a great opportunity to champion a variety of the services that we we can offer and now share with you.

The impact that a full cover graphic can have, whether it be on optically clear film applied to glass, or to a traditional looking wallpaper, or high gloss vinyl applied directly to your plaster walls, the instantaneous wow factor is imminent.

The same goes for your entry or reception signage - many are still in the dark about the fact that Tint Design produce signs! To be fair, it’s not something we’ve advertised heavily in the past, however our experience with signage manufacturing and installation is immense and if we don’t have the immediate solution for you then one of our many skilled and knowledgeable signage consultants will help us out.
 

the big announcement by Liana Slussareff

 Click on the image or more examples of signs we've printed

Click on the image or more examples of signs we've printed

This is it! We can finally announce our exciting (but probably not so secret) news.
 
Tint Design now prints their very own range of Tactile Signs!!

It might  not seem like much, but this is huge and we can offer you so much more than just tactiles. With the new machine that we’ve added to our ever-growing production line, Tint Design can now complete your fit-out with a custom range of tactile signs, room signs, and directional signs - whatever you need - all designed to complete your project by carrying the visual concept right through the fitout.

From the colour of the paint on the walls right through to the directional arrows in the corridor, your signage can now become a featured design element rather than just a compliance task to complete.

Bringing the production of this type of signage in-house will also reduce lead times for your entire graphics and signage package. 

So get in touch with one of our estimators today to discuss your project and see how this exciting new service can lift the standard of your fitout from compliant to exceptional.  
 

A Creative concept for contour by Liana Slussareff

 Click on the image or more examples of signs we've printed

Click on the image or more examples of signs we've printed

 

Earlier this year one of our regular clients, Contour Interiors, moved to a brand new set of offices in the Melbourne CBD and Tint Design had the pleasure of contributing to their incredible fitout.

For this job it was the contribution that our in-house design team were able to make throughout their collaboration with Contour’s own designers that we are particularly proud of.

This site had a variety requirements whether it be practical or environmental however each challenge was met with a number of options and we think the results speak for themselves.

While this space was already of an exceptional design quality, we are pleased to have contributed such a prominent feature within the overall scope of the fitout.