2019 was the year of Sustainability. It seemed everyone was talking about sustainable design and products. Most are referring to Environmental sustainability which can be defined as “responsible interaction with the environment to avoid depletion or degradation of natural resources and allow for long-term environmental quality.”
For a Sign and Award Designer, that meant looking at the materials used, and determine if we could integrate, and be more creative. In addition, we looked at using recycled and recyclable materials. Interestingly, this meant going back to some tried and true options – wood and metal. We began designing Signs using wood and metal sheeting, metal frames, wood plaques, and metal lettering. We tested and produced ADA Signage using UV Print technology with wood and metal. We produced Awards and Recognition displays combining natural materials and acrylics to achieve the aesthetics and sustainability goals.
Here’s a few more ideas… By using cut aluminum lettering we upgraded the look and environmental impact. Another trick was to use recycled materials to create an impactful design. Combining a Metal back plate with a custom painted logo mounted on a brick wall integrates into the buiding design. The Awards below are made from Wood Bleachers.