7-11 Turns 90

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!

Happy 4th!

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.

Texas Ranger Monument Sign Ribbon Cutting

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

2017 Young Designer's Summit (YDS)

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.

George Lim

2017 SEGD Academic Summit

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.

City of Bethlehem: Phase 1 Installation Complete

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.