Materials

Nova Polymers

Photo of NovAcryl sign fabrication materials

Nova Polymers (Fairfield, N.J.) announced that, in a poll of sign industry professionals including sign fabricators and architectural designers, NovAcryl Designer Series photopolymer was considered to be artwork rather than wayfinding signage. The poll reinforces the company’s description of its NovAcryl sign fabrication material as the “Designer Series” since signs can be fabricated from a very diverse range of substrates, allowing for unlimited artistic design.

APCO Signs

Photo of Imagine modular sign system by APCO

APCO Signs (Atlanta) introduced Imagine, a new eco-friendly, image-infused modular sign system. The system offers an extensive library of images and patterns, allowing users to communicate a brand, support an image-based wayfinding program, or enliven an otherwise ordinary design. The graphics portion of the signs are updatable and the system is easy to maintain, says APCO.

Daktronics - Mall of Millenia

Photos of LED displays in the Grand Court at the Mall at Millenia

Daktronics (Brookings, S.D.) revamped 12 curved, high-resolution LED displays in the Grand Court at the Mall at Millenia (Orlando, Fla.). Designed for locations that can accept only the highest image quality at the closest viewing distances, the new displays feature technology that takes advantage of 3-in-1 SMD (surface-mount device) LED to produce exceptional brightness, unsurpassed viewing angles, and incredible picture detail, says Daktronics.

Fiberoptic Lighting - National Great Rivers Research & Education Center

Fiberoptic Lighting (Grants Pass, Ore.) worked between a rock and a hard place to place an interpretive map within existing space at the National Great Rivers Research & Education Center (East Alton, Ill.)

The firm also created a fiber optic outline within a giant postcard located at the Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center in Washington state.

GKD-USA - Tom Blaik receives LEED Green Associate Accreditation

Phot of Tom Bialk of GKD-USA

GKD Metal Fabrics (Cambridge, Md.) announced that Tom Bialk, solar engineer and GKD designer, received LEED Green Associate accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Bialk has worked in architectural engineering for 20+ years and leads GKD sustainability ventures. Recently, he represented GKD at the Architect’s Newspaper Facades+ Performance conference and spoke on the solar management and sustainability benefits of GKD Metal Fabrics.

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