Category: Signage

Annie Mo’s

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10th December

Annie Mo’s moved to their new premises at Great Western Road, Glasgow in 2012. Based on our design work for long standing client Olympian Furniture we were asked to design signage for the shop fascia. Annie Mo’s are an independent furniture shop that has no interest in fleeting fancies or soon-to-be-forgotten fads. Using their existing brand we developed tasteful designs to reflect their ethos. We also focused on optimizing the impact of the extensive shop front on this busy street.

When Art is an Option are taking new or existing branding into signage a lot of unseen effort goes into identifying BS or RAL paint colours that match company pantone colours. Likewise we exercise similar care to match vinyl and acrylic swatches to their pantone equivalents. All these design decisions are recorded on specification sheets. As a result of this “best … Read More »

Albion Mobility

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14th October

Albion Mobility is a family run company who supply an extensive range of mobility equipment. The business has enjoyed steady growth and felt their old brand no longer reflected where the company.  The re-branding was designed to look much more aspirational and hint at the huge difference Albion Mobility could bring to their customer’s mobility. The logo and company ethos is reinforced with the strap line – We Care, We Listen, We Inspire.

The new logo was the first step in creating a new visual identity which we are rolling out as a key part of their communication and marketing strategy.  One of the first design outputs was updating the Albion Mobility – vehicle livery. Their vans operate throughout Scotland and therefore provide a really cost effective way of building brand awareness.

In addition to the van decals we also designed and … Read More »

Iona Community

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14th October

Following extensive design work we did at St George’s West Church (a prominent church based in the centre of Edinburgh), we were recommended to the Iona Community. The contract was to produce several signs at this historic and sensitive site. Signs can superficially sound a bit utilitarian however; at Art is an Option we think signage if property designed will make a very strong statement about the ethos of an organisation or business.

The Iona Community brief was to design and manufacture a welcome sign plus several other items. One the welcome sign we have used graphics that reflect the spiritual nature of the community combined with photos of the key buildings. The communities’ value statement is prominent but we have chosen to use fairly discreet symbols to highlight the toilets, café, shop and information centre.

Structurally the sign is made from … Read More »