How Signage Is Made


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The venerable design magazine Eye has a great blog that highlights fascinating stuff from the world of graphic design. This post looks at how an acrylic storefront sign is actually made, and includes step-by-step photographs from press to machine-tooling to hand-cutting.


I’ve seen countless signs like this all over the world, but I was surprised to realize that, before reading this article, I really had no idea how they were made. In fact, I have no idea what happens inside a sign-making shop, which is pretty embarrassing for someone who claims to know a lot about typography.

Read the full blog post here.