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Old School, New Traditions at the Collegiate School

Old School, New Traditions at the Collegiate School

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The Collegiate School in New York City traces its roots back to 1628, so when it came time for the K-12 boy’s day school to move into a new and modern building, they enlisted the help of Alexander Isley Inc (New York) to help preserve the past and design future traditions.

It doesn’t happen every day that a client leaves an experiential graphic design project open-ended save for one very specific instruction: No supergraphics. The Collegiate School in Manhattan is no ordinary client.

Avery Dennison Introduces New Reflective Films

Avery Dennison Introduces New Reflective Films

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Avery Dennison recently announced the launch of a new portfolio of reflective vinyl films: V2000™ Beaded Reflective Film, printable V4000™ Beaded Reflective Film and Visiflex™ V8000™ Series Prismatic Reflective Vinyl. Each of the new Reflective Films can provide increased visibility in a variety of applications, including indoor signage, outdoor signage, striping, fleet wraps and more. V2000™ film is engineered specifically for flat surfaces, while V4000™ and V8000™ films can be applied to moderate curves and vehicles. 

The Rising Use of Recycled Plastic in Design is "Bullshit" Says Jan Boelen

Designers should stop using recycled plastic and instead use bioplastics made from natural materials such as algae if they want to reduce pollution, according to Istanbul Design Biennial curator Jan Boelen.

Gemini Offers Wider Range of Fabricated Letters and Logos

Gemini Offers Aluminum and Stainless Steel Fabricated Letters & Logos Made-to-Order

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.

Mactac Product in Action in Tampa, Fla.

Mactac Product in Action in Tampa, Fla.

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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