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14 April 2010

Sign Gallery 7

Just a few days agoSign Gallery 7 arrived in the post. This classy hardcover book, by the editors of Signs of the Times Magazine, showcases a large collection of signs and  murals from the USA and around the world. We felt honoured to have nine of our designs included in this edition.

Here are the signs they chose:

Cabramatta Golf Club
Electric Freestanding Signs

Club Sign in Cabramatta NSW

Yarraman Estate (click here for more pictures)
Commercial Freestanding Signs

Winery Sign in Wybong NSW

Gingin (click here for more pictures)
Commercial Freestanding Signs

Shire Entry Sign in Gingin WA

Glen Innes West Infants School (click here for more pictures)
Commercial Freestanding Signs

School Sign in Glen Innes NSW

Bears Over the Mountain  (click here for more pictures)
Commercial Freestanding Signs

This B&B sign in Geeveston, also won First Place in the 2008 International Sign Contest - Commercial Pole/Pylon Signs category.

Wiluna (click here for more pictures)
Commercial Freestanding Signs

Shire Entry Sign in Wiluna WA

The Big Book
Mounted Signs

Sign for a Second-Hand Book Shop in Glen Innes NSW

Harrigan's Drift Inn (click here for more pictures)
Sign Systems

Sign System for an Irish Pub in Calypso Bay QLD

PJ Gallagher's (click here for more pictures)
Sign Systems

Sign System for another Irish Pub in Parramatta NSW

The book includes nearly four hundred full-colour images and descriptions, from artists who have inspired us in the past - like Shane DurnfordMike MeyerFrancis Lestingi and many more - as well as others we hadn't heard of before. This collection is a solid addition to our design bookshelf.

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International Sign Contest 2010
Recognition in S&DG Portfolio Contest
Success at the USSC sign awards!