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Artistic Sign Design – Finding The Font

Find The Font That Fits

There are so many factors when it comes to artistic sign design. Logo colours, graphics and text are all important elements of custom sign creation. With all these variables it is often the choice of font that helps unify the overall look of the sign.  When it comes to displaying company names and branding messages it is important to find a font that fits.

Favorite Fonts For Designers

We took to twitter and asked our followers what their favorite fonts are.

As you can tell by typography fan responses there are lots of great fonts to choose from.  We were then asked about the favourite fonts of The Sign Depot. Below are choices from our experts in sign design.

Peter’s Picks

Peter is the Owner/President of The Sign Depot Inc. If you come by our workshop many of the signs and artistic sculptures on display were created by Peter.

  • Fute Bold
  • Garamond
  • Snell Bold

Ben’s Picks

Ben is the head of our vinyl department and also goes by the nickname of the Vinyl Master.  He know how to best display all your window graphics, vehicle decals, and temporary signage

  • Euro
  • Flash
  • Aura

Adam’s Picks

Adam is our Lead Designer.  If you are looking for custom business signs, logo design and/or sign package consultations, Adam is your guy.  Watch for upcoming posts about Adam’s design work.

  • Geared Slab
  • Lobster
  • Duke
Of course we have tons and tons of fonts to choose from, but choosing a font that can be clearly read from far distances is imperative when it come to signs. You can learn more about letter size and installation height by reading our post Visibility Is Key

Artistic Sign Fonts - The Sign Depot

Te learn more about how important it is to choose a proper font to display your message, be sure to check out our blog post on fonts and typography Artistic Sign Design

artistic sign font design styles

Tell us more about the fonts you like.  Leave a comment and let us know what catches your eye!    


Where Web Design and Custom Signs Meet

The Founding of #FontFanFriday

Connecting with designers is something we always do regularly here.  We enjoy seeing the works from Building Designers, Interior Designers, Web Designers, Graphic Designers or anyone that loves artistic design.  Over the past few months we have been conversing with  Amanda Wood Web Design over our mutual love of Retro Sign Design.  Soon after when The Sign Depot and The Princess Cinema announced we would be partnering to present the TYPEFACE film, we realized we also had the same fondness as Amanda for fonts.

Finding the right font that fits your needs is something that many individuals struggle with.  Choosing a script that suits your brand identity is something best left to a professional.  Although your personal preference is always considered, a great designer will know what best represents your business.  They will find font to incorporate you and your company that is complementary to the style of your logo.

After a quick poll on the facebook page it was apparent that everyone has a different favorite font.  The font that few did agree on was Futura Bold.

Futura-Bold Design Font artistic signs - The Sign Depot

The description of the Futura Bold font from Adobe is as follows

Designed by Paul Renner in 1927, Futura is the classic example of a geometric sans serif type. Its original concept was based on the Bauhaus design philosophy that “form follows function.” Futura uses basic geometric proportions with no weight stresses, serifs, or frills, with long ascenders and descenders that give it more elegance than most sans serif typefaces. The wide range of weights plus condensed faces provide a variety of ways to set short text blocks and display copy with a strong, no-nonsense appearance.

Looking to find a favorite font? This is where we come in.  Today marks the beginning of the #FontFanFriday.  Every Friday follow @AmandaHWood and our twitter @TheSignDepot to see what design fonts we’re chatting about.  Join the converstation and let us know what fonts tickle your fancy.  Need some inspiration? Check out our You’re So Fonty Pinterest Page. Who knows perhaps your favorite font may already be on one of our custom wood signs.

What artistic fonts would you design with? Let us know by tweeting with #FontFanFriday hashtag,  repinning a font that you’re a fan of, or leave a comment below about your font of choice.


The Sign Depot Presents TYPEFACE

TYPEFACE Explores The Custom Typography Community

We are thrilled to be partnering with The Princess Cinema to present the TYPEFACE screening happening Monday October 15th in Waterloo Ontario. Find out more about typography, type setting, lettering and it’s role in the information age.  Designers and artists will enjoy the idea behind this movie and it will be interesting to see how it many will have a connection to this unique film.

There is a lot of buzz about this movie and we want to share excitement by giving away a pair of ticket to the screening

a Rafflecopter giveaway Want to ensure you get to see the film?  Then grab a ticket over at the Event Page.

Want to know more about TYPEFACE? Interested in typography and letter setting? Perhaps you are just looking for a different kind of film based around history and its influence on modern day techniques. Take a look at the  info listed from The Princess Cinema’s event page.

 Typeface focuses on a rural Midwestern museum and print shop where international artists meet retired craftsmen and together navigate the convergence of modern design and traditional technique.
A Part of the Art, Design & Architecture film series in September & October at the Original Princess. All seats $10. A special series pass that offers admission to all 8 films in the series is available for $70. The discussion of this film’s arrival is causing quite a stir in a community filled with design/art and culture.  We hope you will join us Oct 15th at The Princess Cinema as we introduce the TYPEFACE film to the Kitchener Waterloo area.  Let us know if you are attending by sending us a tweet, or posting on our facebook page.  This film is bound to influence the audience.  Make sure you are part of it.