Wayfinding: Welcoming cruise ships to Canada Place

Vancouver’s cruise ship season keeps getting longer each year. In 2017, the city welcomed more than 840,000 tourists, borne on nearly 240 vessels. These visitors arrive at the Canada Place cruise ship terminal from all around the world and it can be a challenge to ensure they all get on and off their vessels without any confusion.

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3M’s Infinite Wrap Options Contest

In 3M Canada’s new Infinite Wrap Options contest, signmakers can win tools, swag and electronics after buying the company’s print wrap film. There are hundreds of prizes to be won, including one grand prize of an HP Latex 365 printer, valued at $32,000.

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Using signmaking tools to create art

Many signmakers would agree an ideal project involves a careful balance of creativity, freedom and focus. Too much of any one of those components can easily cause a project to run over schedule and over budget.

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Neon: Restoring the Sam the Record Man sign

One of Canada’s longest-awaited sign projects finally reached its completion recently when the ‘spinning’ neon records of Toronto’s defunct flagship Sam the Record Man music store were relit in a new location atop a building next to Yonge-Dundas Square.

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POP Displays: Decorating the Penguin Shop

In the competitive field of global retail design, downtown Toronto is currently home to a tiny store that has reportedly earned the most industry accolades per square foot: the Penguin Shop.

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Wayfinding: Exhibition Place’s digital pylons

Toronto’s Exhibition Place, a publicly owned mixed-use district, is home to Canada’s largest entertainment complex and plays host to a wide range of trade shows, sports, special events, conferences, conventions, consumer shows and meetings, attracting more than 5.5 million visitors per year.

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The smell of retail design success

Toronto-based Eventscape recently engineered, fabricated and installed Coty’s Fume Scent Lounge, which blends digital and static signage, inside the Hudson Bay Company’s (HBC’s) department store at Yorkdale Shopping Centre.

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Moment Factory illuminates Canada 150 events

Throughout this year, to help celebrate Canada 150, Montreal-based Moment Factory has worked with artists and cultural organizations across the country to stage digital multimedia projection events in public spaces.

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