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!

An Office Fit for company by Liana Slussareff

It’s often said in conversation that doctors have the worst health and dentists the worst teeth, ones of those pseudo-facts that when repeated enough is just accepted as truth. These broad statements generalise the idea that whatever your profession, no matter how good you are at it, your motivation to practice what you preach is generally lacking. Well, that may not be the case for all those poor medical practitioners who are unfairly judged as being unhealthy or unhygienic - though I’m sorry to say that until recently it was in-fact the case for our own office/factory space in that the design of it (or lack thereof) was the big elephant in the room that everyone was staring at. 

Not anymore!

It will come about slowly as it is honestly due to our increasing workload and not lack of motivation that has enforced the neglect of our office refurbishment. However with stage one complete it is with pleasure that we can now reveal a little snippet of what we have going on at Tint Design.

Precision Cut frost and vinyl cut text are two fairly common requests among those who are looking to spruce up a workplace, create a bit of privacy, or simply add a bit of something to a space on a budget. So, the first section of our office face-lift comes by way of layered precision-cut texts and graphic design applied to two of our main office and meeting spaces. The hex-pattern is a long-time crowd pleaser and we thought that an example of how different scaled text layered through the design on the opposing side of the glass would be a great example of how to customise a design for your own space.

Love it? Hate it? We’d love to know what you think - be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and give us your feedback.
 

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.
 

Green with Envy by Liana Slussareff

In the world of psychology there are many proven studies that show a walk among the trees and birds is significantly beneficial to both your physical and mental health. So at a time when self-care is such a hot topic it’s no wonder that the colour green and natural element designs are so on-trend.

Being surrounded by nature or a natural colour pallet, whether it be real or artificial, is extremely calming and often results in increased productivity. That is why our in-house design team have been working on a few little gems to add to our Design Range that will fill your space with the sense of being-at-one with nature. That’s not to say that we aren’t huge advocates for getting out of the office and into the great outdoors but unless you’ve chosen a career as a gardener, landscaper, ranger, or something of the sort, then it would be accurate to assume that you spend a great deal of time indoors - so why not energise your space with a few reminders of why you work hard to play hard! 
 

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.

perfectly pastel by Liana Slussareff

 Pastel colours printed to white acoustic panels and matched to the Perspex® Pastels range!

Pastel colours printed to white acoustic panels and matched to the Perspex® Pastels range!

Painting in pastels is one thing, but what if you want the wall finish to be as delicate as the colours you’ve chosen? 

Well, we have a solution for you - Print your pastels onto white acoustic panels

Our R&D department have been busy at it again, only this time it was to see what kind of result we would get from printing solid slabs of colour onto sheets of white acoustics, and the results were even better than we hoped.

Pastels are in, and many suppliers have jumped on board (where they can) to provide a variety of on-trend finishing options, we particularly like how well the new Perspex® pastels range colour matches to our acoustic samples, they’re so pretty!

A Wall Wrap for First Wrap by Liana Slussareff

 Click on the image for more pics of this project!

Click on the image for more pics of this project!

Refurbished Hawthorn offices for Colonial First State First Wrap are coming along beautifully with the first of three floors completed and in working order.

The vibrant and uplifting wallpaper graphic that we recently installed has really tied together all the elements of the relaxed but productivity focused layout. We love how the designer has incorporated such a bold wall design with the use of natural wood tones in the furniture and tied some of the many colours from the graphic into the soft furnishings throughout the office as well.

In this instance, traditional wallpaper has been used as the base product to which we printed this gorgeous design in panels. Out skilled installers then installed the product using a water based wallpaper adhesive that results in a really smooth and near seamless finish (without the usual overlapped joins).

This wall is a great example of how to champion a feature wall within a work-space without overwhelming the design or understating the rest of the fit out. The team at FDC Construction and Fitout have done an extraordinary job with this project and we at Tint Design are so excited to have been a part of bringing it all to life. 

For more pictures of this project please click here or on the photo above!