April 2015 - Coastal Enterprises
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Month: April 2015
30 Apr
2015

Runaway Train sign

The next project to be created is the Runaway Mine Train sign. The file wasn't difficult but it had a lot of pieces.  The first step was to decide what would be on each layer. Much would be built as separate reliefs and then merged at the end. I then made a vector around the outside

29 Apr
2015

Wheels

I enjoy building complex files that take lots of individual steps to accomplish. I find them to be a real challenge and I LOVE a challenge! Today's complex files are the wheels and tires for this jeep. Save for the raised lettering I built the entire file inside EnRoute. The tires will be extreme lug mud tires and so I first created the chevrons that go around the outside of the tire. I only had to build one and EnRoute automatically does the rest.

22 Apr
2015

Golf Fore Autism

This past weekend, I had a lady tell me that we do great work and she really appreciates what we do for the community. I proceeded to tell her we were just doing our part like any business should when they have been blessed as much as we have. She went on to say that we should tell more people and promote ourselves more when we give back. I though to myself for a minute and told her we were just paying it forward and really didn’t need all the recognition

22 Apr
2015

More drawing the old fashioned way

I thought I might show another project's development in sketches. These were done in my sketchbook on a plane ride as I traveled home on a business trip. The drawings were quick and I filled there pages of my sketchbook in about half an hour or less. You can see the drawings were far from perfect. The client would never see them as they were just to guide our building of the feature.

20 Apr
2015

Exploring ideas with pen and paper

One of the keys to coming up with a great and original designs is to learn to draw. While many may say they simply can't draw I believe it is a skill we can develop to a great degree. The key is to practice, practice practice. I buy inexpensive blank hard bound books (Staples) and fill them with ideas. I keep them handy and stashed wherever I might need one.

16 Apr
2015

oops! I make mistakes too.

The artwork for the Blasting Barrels sign was done months ago. A second sign which is mounted to the ride was to be built by the ride manufacturer in Italy and the owner ordered that sign spelled with a dropped 'g'. I got the memo to change ours to suit but promptly forgot. When it came time to create the file to route the sign I looked at my original artwork and then set to work

10 Apr
2015

ISA Sign Expo 2015 is here!

Staying busy at the ISA Sign Expo 2015. One of the largest ISA shows to date, estimating an astonishing total of 20,000+ people this year. Only one day left to attend! Don’t miss your chance to stop by and see us over at Booth #5971. Share our content!

10 Apr
2015

International Sign Association show

Today was the first day of the International Sign Association convention/show in Las Vegas. The display we created for MultiCam arrived safe and sound and their people had everything perfectly set up for me. It was with great pleasure I was privileged to show and talk about how we use EnRoute in conjunction with our MultiCam machine to do our dimensional work using Precision Board. It was with great delight I talked to hundreds of wonderful people, greeting old friends and new.

09 Apr
2015

Quality Signs come from Quality Material

With over 40 years of experience as a Sign-maker Danny St.Clair, owner of St.Clair Signs Inc., knows that quality signs come from quality material. That’s why when he and his son/business partner Matthew St.Clair were contracted by The Pete Store of Raphine to create these beautiful dimensional signs, he knew he had to use Precision..