For the next week or so I’m in Disneyland. You can bet we are having the time of our lives sharing it for the first time with our grand daughter Phoebe. It is fun to see a park I love through the wide open eyes of an almost eight year old. Because she spends so much time in our shop, much of what she sees isn’t new to her. She even knows how much of it was put together. But like her we are suspending our disbelief for a while and simply taking it all in – thoroughly enjoying the experience.
But you can bet I am also keeping my eyes peeled for inspiration and new ways of doing things. I took note of how digital prints are now often combined with dimensional work – especially on things like menu boards because they need to be changed often. Long gone are the days when everything is hand painted. We’ve been seeing this kind of work for a few years now. It looks pretty good and is a practical way of doing these kinds of signs – without losing the magic of 3D.