Keep Focused

A confused, unclear and unfocused sign is one that includes more information than is necessary.

Before:

Sign "Before"

Take the care to edit your message to its essential minimum—and think about the “white space” so to speak.  Especially in a busy environment, such as a trade show or office lobby, you need to clear away a space so your message can be seen.  It needs to “pop out” from the background scenery.

Where communicating an announcement or featuring a product, design your sign for quick, brief attention.  Think about whether you want it seen at mid-distance or up close—or both.

After:

Sign "After"

In the “After” example above, the product is more visible and flows right into the text message.  Before, it was sitting inside a white box by itself, not totally integrated with the whole.

As you can see, it’s important to put some thought into how to best arrange any visual message.