Signage Trends to Watch Out For in 2019

2019 TRENDS signs

Like most modern industries, there are new trends to be on the lookout for in the world of signage this year. For most of us, signs are something we encounter every day, usually without thinking about them. They serve a very straightforward purpose, but as new technologies are developed, and new innovations are introduced, the old signs we are familiar … Read More

Interpretive Panels and things to Consider When Designing Your Signage

Cast bronze plaque

What are Interpretive Panels? Panels are ideal for any type of interpretive exhibit where patrons will be in need of guidance as to the purpose of the exhibit or the history relevant to that space.  Interpretive signs are commonly used in museums, galleries, for art work and historical sites to help guests interpret the exhibit by explaining the piece or … Read More

Lasting Memorials in Honor of Troops Across Canada

With Remembrance Day just passing many of us are thinking of the incredible sacrifice Canadian soldiers and service people have made in various initiatives over the years. Veterans are an incredible group of people, willing to sacrifice their lives for the betterment of our world and they deserve lasting memorials to pay homage to the work that went into preserving … Read More

Team Interview: Finishing (Steven Schwandt)

Spending a lot of time on the negotiation, design and fabrication of a signage product is only successful if the end-product looks as good as everyone expects it to. As such, finishing becomes an integral part of the signage design and manufacture process and can ultimately change the total look and feel of a particular project. Its importance cannot be … Read More

Team Interview: Professional Installation (Dave Rutter)

In terms of signage, most of the spotlight tends to get shone on the design and fabrication teams of a business like Behrends, with brilliant designers and artisan craftsmen shining brighter than the rest. However, at Behrends, we are a holistic team – this means that every individual is an integral part of our system. When we all work together, … Read More

Present and Lasting: How bronze plaques create historical meaning in social spaces

Effective built environments are more than just physical places; they are social spaces which craft emotional interactions between individuals, places and communities. Sometimes, the desired effect of an environment is to be vibrantly current and to foster a forward thinking attitude in its users. Other times, creating ties between individuals, community, and place requires the creation of historical memory. History … Read More

Photosculpt — Embossed and Textured Images to Personalize Signage

PhotoSculpt technology refers to the bronze casting technique used to add hyper-realistic images to your plaques and signs in exacting detail. The imagery adds a personalized touch that makes your markers unique and highly customized. Going beyond tailored writing, a picture really is worth a thousand words or more. The lasting impression of bronze from our specialized artisan foundry, combined … Read More

Creating Historical Memory through Signage

Signs seem like an indispensable necessity these days, but the busy landscape that we are accustomed to seeing in our daily lives is actually a modern invention. The deluge of advertising and wayfinding signs that get filtered through our brains every minute of the day is enormous. From traffic signs to business signs and everything in-between, we are taught how … Read More