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  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    January 14, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    I love original sign ideas in any shape or form.
    When I Saw this book shops sign I thought it was a brilliant memorable sign idea, but the more I looked at it thinking, "how did they go about making this?" then I thought, "is this a just clever adaptation of a shutter box?"

    What do you think?

  • Hugh Potter

    Member
    January 14, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Clever!!

    I once designed a really cool sign for a bookshop, essentially a load of different size trays stood up like books leaning on a shelf… their "we want to stand out, want all singing all dancing" budget turned out to be foamboard from another company. 6 months later I was putting up a new sign for a pound shop!

    I’d love to be more adventurous like this more often but customer budgets just don’t allow 🙁

  • Joe Wigzell

    Member
    January 16, 2020 at 11:04 am

    If it is just an adaptation of a roller shutter that’s great!

  • Kevin Mahoney

    Member
    January 17, 2020 at 9:48 am

    Just out of interest, how would you think you would go about fabricating the end of that pencil?

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    January 17, 2020 at 10:59 am

    A rolled aluminium sheet.
    or a thin PVC sheet. you wouldn’t need rollers to do that. but wouldn’t be as durable.
    any sheet metal fabricators would roll something like this very easily.

  • Phill Fenton

    Member
    January 17, 2020 at 11:24 am

    I would just take the end, stick it in one of these and give it a few turns.

    Bobs yur Uncle


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  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    January 17, 2020 at 11:42 am

    Looks like I might be right with regards to this being a Roller shutter box.

    The picture showing the bashed casing makes it look like the pencil has been chewed, which is a bad habit. 😉 😆


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  • Kevin Mahoney

    Member
    January 17, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    Genius

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    January 17, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    Kevin, you could always buy something like a metal megaphone cone from amazon and just adapt that too!


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  • Phill Fenton

    Member
    January 17, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    Or steal a cone from a sick dog?


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  • Kevin Mahoney

    Member
    January 17, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    Got traffic cone written all over it

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