#ThursdayThrowback

This weeks # aftenkjole ThursdayThrowback has been inspired by Spring.  What’s that??  You’ve forgotten what it is??  Well, let me fill you in. Spring is most well known for being the season after winter.  You’ll recognize it’s arrival by warmer air, longer days, flowers blooming and birds singing.  You might notice your head feeling hot under your toque, your fingers sweating in mittens, your whole body crying out to be free from winter garments!!!

But for real.  Spring is coming, and Halifax is ready.  Forget #stormchips and get ready to head down for a stroll on waterfront.   Simple wedding dress  Coffee? Rumcake? Icecream? Yes Please!  Just follow the signs, and do it without a parka.

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West Bedford is the New Black

It seems almost as if an entire community sprung from the ground overnight.  Larry Uteck Blvd. has made a seemingly magical connection with what is now called West Bedford.  This newly developed area is now host to hundreds of new homes, and an accompanying commercial/retail element, all of which seems exceptionally well planned and executed.  Not only does this Larry Uteck connection allow for shorter commute times and less traffic for both new and older residents of this area, it also provides new conveniences, which are more than welcome in a thriving young community.

That’s our cue.  We’re always happy to spread some new eyecandy, and we were thrilled to hear that some of our favourite clients were looking to grow their businesses into this new location.

The Brace Space brings to you Dr. Sarah Davidson, and her business partners Dr. Dan Stuart, and Dr. Rick Bezanson.   These three visionaries have brought a long-term vision to life creating a state of the art orthodontics facility.  This space is eyecandy at it’s finest, inside and out.  Elements of this package included an exterior halo lit LED sign, stunning polished chrome letters and logos for the reception area, and gorgeous vinyl applications to many interior glass windows, partitions, etc.

 Next up, the always-lovely Jennie Dobbs brings Morris East to Bedford.  The popularity of her first location on Morris St. has it bursting at the seams, so it’s only natural that she’s opened a new—much larger location at Nine Mile Circle.  We’ve provided illuminated channel letter, and router cut HDU dimensional signage for the exterior of the new digs, and carried the classic vibe from the original location throughout the restaurant on custom made menu boards.

Fiddleheads Kids Shop is another new addition to Nine Mile.  Owner Nancy Rector is really on to something here–Given the large population of young families in this area, this adorable business seems exceptionally fitting. Exterior illuminated signage along with a router cut HDU dimensional sign for their main entrance gives this wonderful shop the serious cred it deserves.

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#ThursdayThrowbacks

Frozen OceanIf you’ve lived in Halifax for any length of time, you’re likely to have laid eyes on A LOT of eyecandy. Whether you realize it or not, our work can be found all over the city; in grocery stores and office buildings, on vehicles and buses.  Sometimes they‘re simply helping you find the washroom, or telling you which jug the skim milk is in.  But sometimes– you just can’t miss them.

One of our trademark signs was created for Frozen Ocean Surf & Board Wear over 10 years ago.  Previously located at 1600 Barrington St., this uber cool boutique has since closed down, but the recognition of their sign hasn’t, and this got me thinking…what’s our new Frozen Ocean?  What is THAT sign that everyone just knows?

Is it the sculptural heron at Bogside Gallery in the Hydrostone Market? Or is it the Moksha Yoga sign on Dresden Rowe?  Grimsmo’s boutique?  How about the Hamachi House or the Stubborn Goat?

I don’t know what the answer is, but maybe it’s this: We’ve come a long way baby.  We’re no longer known for just a sign or two, but an entire portfolio that can be seen from one end of the city to the other… a constantly evolving and expanding group of projects, that are changing the landscape of the city one sign at a time.

We’re told the Frozen Ocean sign has made it’s way across the country to another location in Canmore Alberta.  The Halifax boutique may be closed but our memory of this awesome sculptural sign lives on. #ThursdayThrowback

Fresh eyecandy.

We’re looking for some new eyecandy, but don’t let that fool you. Your exceptional good looks won’t get you in the door, but an awesome attitude, strong work ethic, creative spirit and some serious smarts sure will!

Hiring for the sign business is seriously challenging. It’s a niche market for which the public has little knowledge. Signs are everywhere, but how often do people wonder where they actually come from? Many of us spent our childhood dreaming of what we would be when we grew up, and it’s not likely that signs ever came into those dreams.

The truth is, that I stumbled upon this strange world by chance, and only now do I realize what a fantastic world it is. Something that I never thought of, but now recognize,Team Love is that signs breathe life into business. They reinforce a brand in an instant. They are often the first point of contact for the public, and they are everywhere.

eyecandy SIGNS INC. is a creative sign company, and we value our mission of helping our clients stand out in a competitive landscape that tends to harbour a great deal of monotony.

Take a peek at our career page to see just what we’re looking for. Whether your interest is in business development, sign making, or graphic design, we may have a position that’s right for you.

We know you don’t know much about signs. But we want to show you how you can help us make the world a more colourful, dynamic place.