Environmental graphic design and experiential graphic design are visual communications manifested in the physical, material world. Naturally, then, materials are the DNA of the environments and experiences that result. Materiality establishes the tone and nature of their visual vocabulary.
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Traditional designers are accustomed to using materials like fabric, wood, metal, and glass to create interiors that bring buildings to life and convey narratives. Of late, however, technology has established itself as an essential component of any space, and it must be considered as necessary as any other building material.
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Gemini (Cannon Falls, Minn.), recently announced their wider range of sizes for its made-to-order fabricated aluminum and stainless-steel letters and logos.
From precision-fabricated stainless-steel letters just two inches high to fabricated aluminum letters and logos up to 10 feet tall, Gemini now offers an even wider range of wholesale fabrication solutions to meet design specifications.
When the time came to renovate its Tampa, Fla. location, The CI Group decided its values should be proudly displayed on a long, exposed interior brick wall within the space. The finished project was to feature approximately 12 different-sized circles—each with a unique value proposition. With an added request to keep the brick’s original charm and character, Trinity Graphic chose Mactac’s IMAGin® RoughRAP™ with PERMACOLOR® RAYZor™ clear matte overlaminate to get the job done while maintaining the wall's original charm.
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