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  • Neil Kelly Neil Kelly

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    January 2, 2003 at 4:51 pm

    did a simple window graphic ( frosted crystal ) to match contemporary design but it finished it of nice and promoted the name and rebranding for pedestrians at street leval

    neil……


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  • Robert Lambie Robert Lambie

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    January 2, 2003 at 5:17 pm

    excellent stuff neil…
    im not sure about you, but once i discovered the adhesive capable of holding plastic locators to metal it opened a whole new list of possibilities
    for me when designing signs….
    well done with this job. it looks good & i particulary like the etched vinyl on the windows πŸ˜‰

  • Mike Brown

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    January 2, 2003 at 7:51 pm

    nice one Neil!…very chic and sophisticated look there…

    OK then – I’ll say it before someone else does…why couldn’t you just wait til’ you had the other ‘b’ on bistro?… πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜› πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    I particularly like the new ‘no-doorman-needed’ anti-drunk device on the door of this club – I presume that if you can climb through the climbing frame in front of the doors and get into the club unaided, then you’re sober enough to get served?… πŸ˜‰

    As there’s no piccie of you for your mugshot on the lefthand side yet – should we get Rob to run the one of you fitting the etch (above) through the FBI computers to enhance it and then use that?… πŸ˜›

    Seriously though – great looking job, though on the question of plastic locators for metal letters, can I just voice an opinion…it may even have been commented on already – but, I’d be a lot happer taking a file or some other hard object and scribing heavy criss-cross score lines into the rear surface of the metal letter at the point where the adhesive is to be applied. For me, the glue needs to really anchor to the surface of the letter and this might help – as opposed to just sanding or abrading it?…

    Furthermore, and I have to agree with Paul D here, I’d be thinking twice about this method for items bigger than a dinner plate and particularly where such items are fixed high-up and could seriously hurt someone on the way down!?…I think it’s a great idea but would personally use it more for internal and low-level external signage of nominal size – just like Neils fine work above…

    more soon

    mikethesign

  • Martin Pearson

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    January 2, 2003 at 8:06 pm

    Nice job Neil, I was wondering what Mike was talking about for a second. If he hadnt mentioned the “b” in bistro I would never have noticed !!
    Just one question, are the letters polished or brushed stainless ? They look like they are polished in the photo. The reason I ask is because I have been advised not to use polished stainless when front lighting a sign as the light reflects off the polished surface.

  • Robert Lambie Robert Lambie

    Member
    January 2, 2003 at 9:06 pm
    quote :

    why couldn’t you just wait til’ you had the other ‘b’ on bistro?

    I would have said something about this but thought it must be a silent “B”
    .. seriously though. Can you imagine the replies to my post had I said “HEY MATE, YOU SPELLED BISTO WRONG πŸ˜• ” πŸ˜† πŸ˜† you guys would have a field day with me πŸ˜‰

    With regards to the adhesive mike.
    I agree with Paul also mate. There is only a certain amount of weight that should be allowed on this type of adhesion. But like Neil said before, he tested this stuff first and it took him hitting it with a hammer before getting it to break off. And even at that it was the leg of the locator that broke not the flat of the locator coming away.
    Scoring it in the fashion I have shown is the way I was shown by the 3M rep. he also said scoring with a Stanley knife diagonally would also work fine. Gouging stainless may prove very difficult. But I know what you mean, to be honest I think it’s a belt and braces thing & I also think it needs a bit of the rough and the smooth to make it work…
    So the wife keeps telling me anyway πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

  • Lee Attewell

    Member
    January 3, 2003 at 2:22 am

    Methinks drinks arrived before B went to the sky…Hic