With the civilization spreading rapidly to the most remote places of the globe, it seems as if there’s no stretch of land that hasn’t been overrun yet with fast food chains, big billboards that overshadow the land, and pollution.
In some instances, people find an oasis undisturbed by mankind’s commercialization and wish to preserve a place’s natural beauty. So, when planning to create signage, make sure that it is in harmony with the nature. You can do this through the following:
Utilize Natural Materials
Most of you can’t guarantee that you haven’t seen a natural steel structure or some pieces of vinyl growing in the field.
Even if these are the famous signage materials, they do not blend well with the natural environment. Therefore, rather than such materials, choose the materials including stone or wood to integrate your signage into a natural environment.
Basically, nature is rarely rigid, perfect or smooth. Using uneven, rustic shapes that happen in nature helps provide your signage a more authentic feel.
Instead of a perfectly symmetrical square, try adding ridges or waves that break the shapes and lines that the minds associated with the man-made constructed things.
In the same manner with signage, you may use the same design, which may be broken up through adding variation instead of creating carbon copies for each individual sign.
Use the Colors That Will Appear in Nature
Unless it is fall in Vermont, the bright reds and oranges aren’t a common sight in nature. The same thing applies for any neon color.
With that said, see to it that you have chosen colors that naturally appear in the environment where you will place the sign. If you are in a place near a forest or with wooded areas, consider using brown and dark green tones. If you are along the beach, the best choice of colors is subtle shades of blue and brown.
Place Your Signs in the Areas that Are Visible, Yet Not Dominant
If your mission is to stay in harmony with nature, it implies integrating your signage into an ecosystem that’s there already. Instead of making grand structures that enable you to superimpose your sign in the environment, work with what’s given to you already to make the sense that the sign does belong there without breaking up with the environment’s natural flow.
Whether you are planning to make a signage for a park in any place or a small park in your city, using those design tips will let you create better flow through the environment.
There are also other ways on how you can create signage that’s in harmony with nature. All you have to do is to keep in mind on how to preserve the nature’s beauty.
With this, you can be assured that you will get the results you want. If you are not comfortable that you can do it, asking for professional help or assistance is not a bad idea.
Posted by Randy Blaskeslee
Quantum Sign Corp
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