With T-rex hot on their heels, Tangram sprinted through the highways and byways, historic district, and pedestrian trails of Cañon City, CO, to complete their site survey and wayfinding signage assessment for the city. Fortunately, everyone survived the heart-racing journey and is safely back in Denver, developing concepts for this exciting new wayfinding project. The new branded wayfinding signage will provide the city an aesthetic and user-friendly system that will direct the public and visitors to key cultural, recreational, and historical assets including hiking trails, museums, the historic downtown, the Royal Gorge Railroad, and the beautiful Skyline Drive view.
Sending our warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a very happy new year!
Happy Holidays, from all of us at Tangram.
Tangram is designing a visitor-friendly wayfinding signage system for Snohomish County that facilitates an ease in finding aviation museums and related attractions around the Paine Field Aviation campus. On July 24th, Tangram held a Community Engagement Meeting to present the signage concept designs to the community and to obtain their feedback on their likes and dislikes of the four concepts that were created.
Keeping with an annual tradition, Tangram stopped by our neighborhood 7-11 to get a free Slurpee, celebrate the convenience store chain's 90th birthday, and cool off from this 90 degree weather. This marks the 16th straight year 7-Eleven has given out its iconic frozen drink on 7/11. The company expects to hand out 9 million free small Slurpees during the promotion. Happy Birthday 7-11!
Tangram spent their 4th of July hiking the Rattlesnake Gulch Trail in Eldorado Canyon. It was a great way to celebrate America's birthday and to see a view that reminds us what a beautiful country we all live in.
This trail was unique in that the hike first takes you about 1.2 miles to the site of the Crags Hotel. The hotel was built in 1908 and visitors could reach it by taking an incline railroad and by an old wagon trail. In 1912, the hotel burnt to the ground, and just a few ruins remain such as the old kitchen fireplace and the foundation of where the fountain used to be.
It's not often that a sign is special enough to receive a ribbon cutting and ceremony. However, our Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum monument sign received this great honor earlier this month. This event coincided with the annual Texas Ranger Reunion; the most convenient time for active and retired Rangers to attend.
Since the monument sign's completion, it has become a landmark on I-35. The sign is one factor that has raised attendance at the museum since January of this year, exceeding the previous year’s attendance by almost 50%. The sign has become a frequently photographed symbol for the Texas Rangers and a landmark for the City of Waco.
"We are grateful to the Waco City Council for allocating funds to upgrade the quality and appearance of the original design. The final product, by Tangram Design of Denver and Harbinger Sign of Plano, is an appropriate monument for a State historical center."
– Byron Johnson, Texas Hall of Fame and Museum Director
Angela Serravo Partner Tangram Design along with Kelly Kolar Owner Kolar Design, Keith Davis Owner KRD Design, Bryan Meszaros CEO/Founder OpenEye Global and Julie Vogel President Kate Keating Associates shared their knowledge and experience on a panel discussion at the 2017 Young Designers Summit. Many of the young designers in the room got some very invaluable and real world advice on not only how to get into the field of Experiential Graphic Design, but more importantly, how to succeed in this exciting profession of Experiential Graphic Design. This panel discussion was expertly moderated by John Lutz Partner Selbert Perkins.
The YDS included portfolio reviews for those interested in having their work reviewed by some of SEGD’s top designers, owners and design directors. There were also structured Round Table Discussions to answer questions from our young designers about working in Experiential Graphic Design. There was even a SignAgent (software) demo table. David Jorritsma, Owner and Creator of SignAgent, was able to demonstrate his software to young designers on how his software can help make their professional projects a lot easier. Thanks David! luv SignAgent, great software.
It was a great opportunity for young designers to hear from owners and principals of some of SEGD’s top design firms on how to succeed in this exciting profession of Experiential Graphic Design as well as to meet other young design professionals who are looking to make a career in this discipline. We even had a special guest show up in the audience, John Berry, one of the original SEGD founders, taking questions and talking with the young designers in the room.
I want to thank the SEGD for creating this outlet for our young designers. It was my pleasure to Chair the 2017 Young Designers Summit. Most importantly, a big thank you to our sponsors of the Young Designers Summit: Harbinger, SignAgent, SNA, and Tangram Design. They truly believe in supporting the development and success of our next generation of designers.
The 2017 SEGD Academic Summit gathered design academics, students, researchers, and practitioners from the field of experiential graphic design to share the latest in design research and innovation coming from leading global academic institutions. Our founder, George Lim, participated in the summit as moderator for a speaking panel that focused on "Social Impact with Experiential Graphic Design”. His engaging questions to the panel inspired deeper insight and understanding into the topic, creating meaningful connections and conversations between the panelists and summit attendees.
Tangram and Harbinger put their Hulk faces on during their visit to Wynwood Walls while attending the 2017 SEGD Annual Conference in Miami. Together this super hero team developed a smash hit with our Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum project in Waco, Texas. If you haven't seen it, check it out here!
Tangram is headed to Miami for the SEGD Annual Conference! We are leading and sponsoring the Young Designer's Summit on Thursday, June 8th. Looking forward to a great time and connecting with old and new friends. Hope to see you there!
This is Jack. Jack is the newest addition to the Tangram team. He is currently a student at Metropolitan State University in Denver and will be interning at our studio through the summer. Welcome to the team Jack!
Tangram's new business cards came in today and they look fabulous! Looking forward to handing them out next week when Tangram's staff attends the 2017 SEGD Annual Conference in Miami.
Tangram developed a new branded wayfinding signage system for the City of Bethlehem. The signage provides a unique, friendly, and organized system that markets the city's Moravian Historic District and SouthSide Arts District and improves the overall visitor experience. Tangram worked with the city to develop a phasing approach to implement the signage system. The first phase of implementation was successfully completed.