Exterior Signage Types & Examples For Inspiration
Businesses and brands are forever striving to make an immediate, positive and lasting impression on potential customers. Indeed, an initial encounter with a company can be crucial. After all, as the old adage goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression! One way in which to do this, which you may not have even considered, is to use outdoor signage.
However, it can be difficult to know which types of outdoor signage are suitable for your business. Fortunately, here at Octink, we have extensive experience in producing outdoor signs (50 years’ experience to be precise)! With this time, comes knowledge and we want to share ours with you. Read on to learn about different types of outdoor signage, as well as examples to get you inspired.
Architectural signage is a type of outdoor signage that compliments buildings or incorporates architectural elements of a designed structure. Practical and pleasing to the eye, these types of outdoor signage can make a great addition to your building or store. Either they stand alone or can be attached to a wall or pole, or they can be integrated into or onto walls and floors to become part of the design of a building.
As well as offering information, they can be used for brand identification or wayfinding for a building. Crucially, font or colours that draw attention to the architectural signage will raise the visibility of the message. For further inspiration, take a look at the architectural signage we provided for The Lexicon. We brought their signage concept to life by designing, prototyping, manufacturing and installing eighty projecting blade signs for each and every new shop front.
Quite simply, an advertising hoarding is another name for a billboard. Typically found in high traffic areas such as alongside busy roads, these types of outdoor signage are excellent for presenting information to passing pedestrians and drivers. They are specifically designed to attract the attention of those who are ‘on the go’.
Due to their sheer size and scale, this type of outdoor signage can be extremely powerful and effective. At Octink, we created an impressive hoarding for Battersea Power Station. More than 500 meters of printed hoarding was erected around the power station site boundary.
Building wraps are typically used in the construction industry for functional and aesthetic reasons. Indeed, they are designed to conceal building and renovation work from view, as well as protect pedestrians from falling debris during the build process.
However, this type of outdoor signage can also be used as powerful and effective marketing tool, allowing you to convert your building into a promotional space. We provided signage solutions and building wraps for many key sponsors and exhibitors at Goodwood Festival of Speed. Take a look at some of the life-sized and attention-grabbing images that we’ve created for the likes of Mercedes, BMW and Mini Cooper.
Which types of outdoor signage do you think would be appropriate for your business? If you’re uncertain, just pick up the phone and speak to an expert Octink project manager. Together, we can discuss your options and bring your ideas to life. Alternatively, get in touch today via our contact form.
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