As part of searching for a decent and “sensetive” solution for placing temporary ads of festivals and park attractions, I’am trying to find references of good placing and design of this kind of ads made on parks.
I’am lookngi for original solutions to get ideas. i thought about post-mounted flags but i’m open to learn from different ideas.
Doing this searches on google images and pinterest is like needle in a haystack. i was wondering if i could learn from your experences.
Each sign place who prints and installs these will have different solutions, easiest would be a bracket and a sign. But you will be limited by the park(s), or location restrictions on size and types of displays, and of course you will need to be insured in case of any damage or injuries to the public.
A signmaker and installer will/should have insurances in place and you should ask to see these, or at least the park(s)/areas you’re installing will request to see these first.
All in all - chat with your local signmaker/installers for their solutions, they do them day-in/day-out and will have solutions at hand.
You’ll need to first contact the relevant council(s) first.
Signmakers has products, but first i want to see some good references to learn from others who already installed aesthetic and well disigned signs. !not only post-mounted!
That’s what I’m saying to you - I’ve used countless installers over the years, they all have their own method. I could give you a few examples, but your installer might not support them.
Best to chat to some installers in your area who will do the work.
Well, let’s see.
Are these only going to be up for a couple weeks?
Is that a picture of the park you are designing for?
Are those roads for cars or bike/skate paths?
You have pavement. Depending on the time of year you could install pavement graphics. Printed ones will last 6 months (not counting vandalism.)
Lampost banners aren’t usually the best method to convey any large amount of content. They are usually too small and too high up. Usually just used for motif-driven reminders or event logo display.
You could talk to the park about installing permanent or temporary signage locations at access points to the park. You would need anchor points installed. Always assume that someone will want to steal whatever isn’t nailed down. Most off the shelf temporary pylon signage is too lightweight to be left out unguarded. You may need some kind of custom solution and that would depend on your budget and cooperation with park maintenance. Post anchors can be driven easily. Just be sure you have park maintenance confirm there are no underground utilities your sign guys might hit (gas lines, sprinkler system, electrical conduits, sewage lines…etc.)
Do not hang banners from the trees. That could damage the tree bark and what’s a park without trees. Hanging banners between light poles is fraught with peril too. They aren’t usually built to structurally withstand that kind of wind load.
They going to stay there for couple of months.
yes this is the park.
Lamp posts and pavement graphics are considrable. installing pernament pylons isn’t, beacuse those are temporary ads.
Pounding post anchors isn’t permanent.
It’s very important NOT to add any posts and installations, but to use existing elements as more and more elements will leave too much visual noise.
I’m unsure if you’re looking for banner designs to inspire you or looking for suggestions on how to hang them.
If the former, all I can do is point you to Google. You’ll find no shortage of examples.
If it’s the latter, whenever I’ve designed these kinds of things, it’s been a matter of, first, working with the municipality or governing authority to determine what’s permissible and what isn’t. For example, if this is a city park, the city might have a Dept. of Parks & Recreation and they might have some very specific rules regarding this kind of thing. They might even have a contracted vendor that you’ll need to use to both fabricate and install them.
On the other hand, they might just say “no” or they might say they have no policy, but will take it up at their next board meeting where you can make a presentation. Or they might say OK but insist on approving your designs before leaving you on your own to figure out how to go about it. If that’s the case, I’d do as @Smurf2 suggested and find an experienced local vendor of these kind of things who can not only give you specs on how to prepare the artwork, but can also give you size, material and mounting options and, very important, can install and remove them for you.
Maybe none of what I’ve said is relevant to your question, in which case, maybe you could rephrase your question in a way that better defines the problem you’re asking about.
@PrintDriver brought up another important consideration — limitations on what these kinds of lamp post banners can realistically communicate. As he mentioned, they’re all but useless for communicating new or complex information. All they can really do is serve as visual reminders of things that people already know about, like a coming event or a nearby attraction. In addition, they need to be aesthetically simple, interesting and contribute to the attractiveness of their surroundings.
Thank you for all your responeds. i’m aware for restriction and regulations,
i’m on the phase of brainstorming to make a presentation with examples, present it to the parks managment.
We can only guess what you want and what your limitations are. A good print vendor/fabricator, a good one, that does that kind of stuff should have options and maybe even portfolio shots of stuff you might want to look at. But if you don’t know what you want, I’m not going to try to guess. The thing with a large part of wide format printing is pushing the limits. Figure out what you want then find someone to build it for you. I actually have a pretty low opinion of a lot of the off-the-shelf stuff a general print vendor may have. Feather banners…yuck. Try this:
Apart from the above suggestions, I think I would conceptualize your pitch more about what you want to promote and the visuals you want to use to communicate whatever is being promoted. In the end, the signboards will give you some technical limitations for sure, but any good signmaker should still be able to help you make it work.
Edit: If you can tell us what sort of thing you want to promote, maybe we can also give you more concrete ideas.
Not any good signmaker. There are a lot of fairly decent sign shops that can get you off the shelf stuff, but if it gets much beyond lick it and stick it, they may not have the fabrication or install skills.
We do grounds signage a lot, some of it is seasonal, which is what this sounds like it wants to be. If you don’t want to be taking it indoors every night, you need to think fairly beefy and nailed down in some fashion. Even then, the cost toes a fine line between not being stolen easily yet still be replaceable - cuz nothin will stop a determined thief. We are often asked to supply a quote with discounted second units just for that. contingency.
And if it’s a recurring event, you may want to think about how to change out the pertinent info without destroying the whole signage package. Every time event signage gets dumpstered, a lot of that isn’t going to be recycled, unless you think that part out beforehand.
Conceputal gardens inside a major park.
Not sure what that means… Like tulips one season, roses the next, or something more artsy? Either way, it would seem to me that while the exhibits would be temporary, the exhibition space would be permanent, no?
Yeah, when we do a “changing exhibit” the hardware tends to be relatively permanent and the graphics made interchangeable, either top or side loading into metal frames with security screws on the panel access. Though on more than one occasion we’ve had people steal the whole sign for the aluminum they’re made out of in outdoor locations. LOL.
Car wrap on a sign blank works fine for slide ins. An exterior luster or matte overlam makes them easier to read.
And these are the post anchors I’m talking about, not concrete footings. The twist in ones are more secure. Just be sure you get a DigSafe survey!!! Pounding that into any kind of substructure will ruin your day in any number of ways.