Materials

Gemini Ceramic-Insert Architectural Plaques

photograph of Gemini ceramic insert plaque

Gemini (Cannon Falls, Minn.) has brought the production of its ceramic-insert architectural plaques in house, reducing lead-time for the plaques to just eight days.

In the past, the manufacturer of dimensional letters, logos, and plaques for the sign industry relied on European manufacturers to produce ceramic inserts, but by installing the same equipment and training production staff to the same high standards of quality, the company has reduced lead time from eight weeks to just eight working days.

Rowmark

photograph of Rowmark Seklema TableMat engravable product

Rowmark (Findlay, Ohio) introduced the Rowmark Seklema TableMat, the newest addition to its line of laser and rotary engravable products.

The Rowmark Seklema TableMat is a multi-purpose “tack-down” mat that effectively holds substrates more securely for efficient engraving. It works seamlessly with routers, rotary engravers, and laser systems. It features a usable, two-sided design that doubles the product life, says Rowmark. The material also cleans easily with water. It is available in both standard and custom sizes.

Federal Center South

Honor Award
Federal Center South, U.S. General Services Administration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Studio SC

To most residents of the Pacific Northwest, rivers and waterways are simply part of the fabric of the region—so omnipresent that their value and contributions to the region’s economic framework are often overlooked. For the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, however, water is the lifeblood of its existence and estuaries are at the heart of its studies. This is reflected in the Corps’ new Seattle District headquarters, where Studio SC’s graphics program underscores the focus of the Corps’ work through a series of river-centric environmental graphics and wayfinding signage components.

Studio SC

Steve Reinisch

You design. I detail.

You get to do what you like to do
and I, with you, get to do what I like to do.
You get to design, I get to detail.

And in the era of mission statements,
mine (in eight words!) is this:

Preserving and honoring your design
through articulate documentation.

The purpose of my work is for you to have the results you seek.

This translates to the detailing and documentation/ packaging of your work for fabrication/ installation that will free you to focus on doing what you enjoy doing - design.

Really.

Steve Reinisch, TheGreatDetailGuy
TheGreatDetailGuy!
Los Angeles

Dimensional Maps

From the archives, circa 2012: Despite my anticipation and glee at what technology will allow us to do in the future, I want to sing the praises of what could be considered a rather antiquated wayfinding form: the tactile or dimensional tabletop-style map.

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