August 2011

Advance Corporation Announced a New Management/Sales Team

Advance Corporation (Cottage Grove, Minn.) announced a new management/sales team led by Jennifer Holm, Kathy Wilson, and Linda Apfel. Jennifer Holm was named general manager. Formerly sales and marketing manager of the company’s Identification Products Division, she will be responsible for all aspects of the business. She holds an executive MBA from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn.


Alpolic (Chesapeake, Va.), a division of Mitsubishi Plastics Composites America, announced the appointment of Chris Alvares and Pete Kovacik as regional sales managers for the company's ALPOLIC aluminum and metal composite materials division.

Alvares will lead ALPOLIC's regional sales efforts as the northeast sales manager while Kovacik will be the company's north central sales manager.

ASI Adds "Print on Panel' Technolgy

photograph of Pacific Interior signage system from ASI

ASI (Dallas) has added new design features to its Pacific Interior curved-face modular interior signage system. The system also now allows designers to use photographic-quality graphics and implement true-white ink graphic designs through its new “Print on Panel” finishing technology. With the Print on Panel technology, lettering and graphics are digitally printed directly onto the signage panels.

Diseno Shakespear

photograph of Recoleta Mall identity

Diseno Shakespear (Buenos Aires) was chosen to design the visual identity for the newly reopened Recoleta Mall in Buenos Aires. The 42,000-sq.-meter shopping center includes 80 shops, 10 movie theaters, 10 restaurants, and a rooftop garden.

The studio has developed other retail branding and signage projects for Alto Palermo Shopping, Temaikén, Galerias Pacifico, Duty Free Shop, Harrods, Tortugas Mall, Patio Olmos, and Dot Baires.


focusEGD (Dallas) recently opened a new 2,700-sq.-ft. studio space.

The company is serving as environmental graphic design and donor recognition consultant for the New Parkland Hospital, a 2.5 million-sq.-ft. replacement hospital that is currently the largest healthcare construction project in the U.S.

Frost* Design

Frost* Design (Sydney) provided identification and wayfinding for the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, which occupies the top 16 floors of the world’s tallest hotel, the landmark 118-story International Commerce Center in Kowloon. Led by Design Director Ray Parslow, Frost* created a jewel-like motif that mirrors the effortless sophistication of the finest luxury brands. Key signage elements were drawn from a ribbon of bronzed metal folded to create form.


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