“Don’t think that this is some kind of charitable thing where you will get rewarded in heaven. You get rewarded right away because you’ll be known as a company that is conscious of its social responsibility, you’ll attract better quality employees, your stock will sell at a higher multiple, and all sorts of good things will come of it.” – John Whitehead, former Chairman of Goldman Sachs                       ...

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Ronald L. Mace, founder and program director of the Center for Universal Design, devised the term universal design. He believed that competent design should benefit the largest segment of the population as possible. These principles, although ever-evolving, have their origins in the 1950s and 60s and were a reaction to the social policies involving the integration of people with disabilities into the larger community. Universal design At the ...

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A work zone, also referred to as a construction zone, is an area where construction takes place and usually involves closures, detours, transportable equipment and off-limits areas. These work zones have become increasingly dangerous places for both workers and non-workers. Due to the large number of construction zones throughout the country, various agencies are constantly working to improve the safety signage used in these areas and as a ...

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Imagine walking into a store where words were spelled incorrectly on the establishment’s signage. Maybe they have a logo that looks suspiciously like a part of the male anatomy—wait, are you sure you want to be in this store at all? Regardless of the reason, or what store you’re in, an embarrassing sign error can really ruin a reputation. Just remember, even a misplaced comma can have disastrous results, because “Let’s eat, Grandma” ...

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Five Steps to Better Wayfinding Signs

Posted on March 13, 2014

Directional and wayfinding signs are a key consideration when planning your facilities, promotions and events. The public should be able to find the shopping center, housing development, office building, retail store or event easily with directional signage. Otherwise, selling opportunities may be missed. And the great news is, the signage authorities of Signs By Tomorrow have some ideas for steps you can take to streamline wayfinding for your ...

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20th century office design was intended to function in the same manner as mass production factories, and they operated in a similar fashion for many years. The arrival of new technologies has led to big changes, yet many of the old ideas persevere. Business owners are becoming highly interested in the levels of productivity and creativity in their work environments, so they might be interested to know that many offices are far from ...

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With our 2014 Signs & Graphics Division Convention over, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of the Franchise Members, signage industry professionals, vendors, and staff for making this a successful convention. We had a wonderful time networking with old friends and making new ones. Nashville was our home for four days of learning, fellowship and inspiration. With the learning sessions, guest speakers, signs and graphics trade ...

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As you’re well aware, signage solutions can range in cost from a few bucks to several thousands of dollars. With that in mind, routine maintenance and care of your signage helps ensure that it will last for years to come. To help you achieve that goal, we have provided easy care and maintenance instructions for your interior and/or exterior signs and signage. The following is a list of tips and recommendations for caring for your interior and ...

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The state of art and design is fluid, constantly changing, its beauty and power demonstrated in gentle brushstrokes and bombastic splashes of color. And these colors, the various shades and hues and tones, can have a powerful effect on our lives. The messages conveyed through the color spectrum can be subliminal or overt, but they are potent nonetheless. Regardless of your color preferences, remember that the messages they express have ...

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Funniest, Most Outdated Signage Laws

Posted on February 11, 2014

It is fairly common in cities, as well as in small towns, for planning and zoning committees to enact ordinances regulating signs and signage laws. These ordinances normally dictate the size, placement, color scheme, or location where signs are permitted. However, some states have gone above and beyond in their efforts to regulate the signs that citizens and businesses are able to use. With Signs By Tomorrow franchise locations ...

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