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3 Dimensional Signs – Proportion is Everything

Posted by signmaster on 10/6/2010


Raising The Sign Stakes

We are always looking for ways to push the envelope here at The Sign Depot.  The more creative the project, the more enthusiam there is to see how it will be constructed and finished.

What’s that? You need giant flames? We can help.

Charcoal Steak House - High Density Urethane - The Sign Depot

 How about kitchen utensils built for a giant? We’ve made those too.

Del Dente - High Density Urethane Signs - The Sign Depot

Looking for a life size moose? You haven’t stumped us yet.

Chainsaw Moose - 3 Dimensional Signs - The Sign Depot

Designing 3 Dimensional Signs

Many local residents made the trip to Sign Depot workshop this summer to see the MASSIVE Pirate Display that we have been talking about quite a bit. It evolved from small foam sculpture and scaled to proportion of large pirate ship and crafted  from High Density Urethane. To see more about how this artistic sign structure was created make sure to read our post about Creating A Pirate Crew.  What seems like a sign of epic proportions here in The Sign Depot workspace, ends up looking quite different as this 3 dimensional sign is raised to new heights. 

3 Dimensional Signs - Pirate - The Sign Depot

Sign Proportion And Height Perception

Although this 3 dimensional sign structure became quite a showpiece in our sign shop here in Kitchener Ontario, the Pirates were created for a different locale altogether. Yesterday crew made the trek to Niagara Falls Ontario where the pirate display became a focal point for those visting Clifton Hill. As you can see the height of this showpiece sign distorts your perception of how large this artistic sign structure truly is.

3 Dimensional Signs - Dave And Busters - The Sign Depot

See what happens when you take into account the height the sign structure will be secured to. To understand more about sign height and proportion make sure to read our post on Visibility and Custom Signs. 

3 Dimensional Signs - HDU - Pirate - The Sign Depot******************** Proportion is Everything ****************


3 Responses to “3 Dimensional Signs – Proportion is Everything”

  1. Posted by signmaster on 10/6/2010

    […] STL file created by 3D scanning a smaller toy pirate.  The life-sized pirate is now part of an amazing sign down by Niagara […]

  2. Posted by signmaster on 10/6/2010

    Wish I had spotted this yesterday for Talk like a Pirate Day!

    David Pylyp
    Living in Toronto

    • Posted by signmaster on 10/6/2010

      If you’re in Niagara Falls you’ll have to stop in at Dave & Busters to see it up close!

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