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Brewing Up Some Artistic Signs For The 3 Brewers Restaurants

It’s A Beautiful Day In The 3 Brewers Neighbourhood

The 3 Brewers, also known as Les 3 Brasseurs, are Canadian microbrewerey restaurants. Each location is unique and has a dedicated beer for the neighbourhood that the restaurant is situated in.  When they had a need for individual brand representation at each establishment, they came to The Sign Depot for a variety of custom artistic signs.

Artistic Signs As Demonstrative Drawings

While infographics are often used online, this demonstrative drawing serves as an step by step infographic of the brewing process perfected by The 3 Brewers.

Artistic Signs - The 3 Brewers - The Sign Depot

As you can see from the image above, the graphics were hand drawn by the expert signmakers here at The Sign Depot.  After completion the drawing was placed into a custom fabricated metal frame and cnc cut HDU replica bolt heads were affixed to the piece. The distress finish completed the vintage look of the artistic sign.

Custom Crafted Beer Deserves Custom Made Signs

As mentioned earlier in this post, each location of The 3 Brewers has a one of kind beer created for that restaurant.  Naturally they wanted these specialty beers highlighted in each locale.  That is when a custom sign shop can play a very important role.  The signmakers crafted custom pieces for display and replication for each indivdual location.  Below are just a few of the charcoal art pieces that were created for The 3 Brewers.

Artistic Signs - The 3 Brewers - The Sign Depot

Raise A Glass To Those Who Value Custom Craftsmanship

While The 3 Brewers are Brewmasters, The Sign Depot has a lot in common with them.

We both

  • Hand craft our products
  • Create high quality items
  • Take pride in our trade

We raise a glass to all those who take pride in their work and say CHEERS to all those that value custom craftsmanship!

Do you think these traits are important as well? Let us know in the comments what the word craftsmanship means to you!


Custom Signs And Booths For Trade Show Season

Stand Out At Trade Shows With Custom Signs For Your Booth

It’s a sign of Spring. The spring season seems to be the official launch of trade show season. Whether it be an industry only show like The Canadian Restaurant Show, a consumer show like The National Home Show or a vendor spot at an event like The Elmira Maple Syrup Festival we want your booth to stand out from the others.

The 3 Keys To A Succesful Trade Show

 The keys to a successful trade show booth are

  1. Providing A Much Needed Service
  2. Looking Professional
  3. Being Memorable

If you can provide item number one on the list, the expert signmakers here at The Sign Depot can assist you with the other two steps.  Creating custom signs, crafting unique promotional items and manufacturing trade show booths are just a few of the things that we are very familiar with here. Below is an example of the booth The Sign Depot displays at trade and industry shows.

Custom Sign - Trade Show Booth - Display - The Sign Depot

As you can see it is quite different than most.  The materials used represent the type of speciality signage we are known for and the examples show how unique each project is that we take on.  Even though it looks elaborate, it was fabricated for easy setup and tear down, which also makes for less wear and tear on the booth itself.

Designed To Fit Your Needs

If your business is participating at an upcoming event be sure to contact us first when it comes to your custom signs, booth requirements and display needs.  All it takes is a little edge to ensure that the show patrons leave with your company in mind.  We create designs with that fit with the needs of your brand and fabricate what you require with the utmost attention to detail. We look forward to seeing what the spring shows have in store for you and your business.


3 Dimensional Signs – Proportion is Everything

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. 

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