5 Creative Sign and Wrap Ideas We Love Right Now

We’re always looking for inspiration from others in the industry, and sometimes we find things that are just too good not to share. Here are a few of our recent favorites:

The Building in Red

Big Picture Magazine recently posted this fascinating article about how Thomas Printworks wrapped an entire building in Miami for Faena Group, just in time for Art Basel 2017.

They faced the challenges of printing nearly 9000 feet of UltraMesh banner material in 48 hours (while working on other projects for Art Basel), dealing with inclement weather delays to installation, rigging up a top-to-bottom tension wire system on a concrete high rise building, and making everything look perfect in the end.

Although the results looked great, it’s really the process and the sheer scale of this project that caught our attention.

Bubble Wrap

KickCharge Creative was definitely living up to their name when they came up with this idea for introducing “disruptive elements” to an otherwise standard van wrap.

How did they do it? Well, according to Signs of the Times, they originally had the idea to use fillable Christmas tree ornaments to get the 3D effect. They ended up finding bath bomb molds online for a reasonable price, then they worked with Azpro to test adhesives (clear silicone adhesive came out on top).

The positive impact of the bubbles was immediately clear. Before the new wrap was even officially revealed, the client was approached numerous times at stoplights and in parking lots, and ended up booking several jobs – all because of their daring look.

Shark floor graphics on MACtac nonslip floor vinyl

Anti-Slip Sharks

Have you ever felt like your floors could use a little more danger and excitement? The folks at UK-based printer Wilmot-Budgen Limited evidently did, which led them to create this shark-infested floor graphic.

They then printed the graphic onto WW 300 Mactac floor vinyl and laminated with Mactac floorgrip anti-slip laminate. After installation, the result was a durable design that was safe to walk on – even if it didn’t appear to be.

Photogenic Flooring

Graphic Display World recently published a profile on the partnership between artist Emily Campbell (Blue Butterfly Flooring) and Vinyline Graphics to create unique and stunning flooring designs.

After initially printing her designs onto a floor covering that required overlaminate, Vinyline Graphics introduced Emily Campbell to G-Floor vinyl.

Produced in the USA, G-Floor is far more versatile and durable than regular vinyl flooring. Part of the secret to the graphics’ durability is that they’re actually reverse-printed to the underside of the material and backed up with white ink. This way, when the flooring is laid, the designs are visible but well-protected by the vinyl above them, making them long-lasting and easy to clean.

Silver Label Wine

This project is a great example of taking a material related to an object and applying it to something else in order to get the feel of the related object.

In this case, the related object is wine, and the material is Chromolux Alu – a foil usually used for wine bottle labels.

As reported by Graphic Display World: Thierry Poincin, founder of “Radio Vino,“ wanted to create something spectacular for the kickoff of his new online radio show about wine. Thus, he chose the silver Chromolux material, printed all over with the Radio Vino logo, to wrap the exterior of his Paris wine bar.

According to Poincin, “The result was phenomenal and surpassed our expectations… And the brilliance of the aluminum reminded of the INOX wine tanks that are located in the restaurant.”

Feeling Inspired?

Did these projects give you a new idea for one of your own? Have you seen anything else around the web that you think belongs on this list? Let us know in the comments!

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