Chilly Christmas at Marketplace Raymond Terrace

Santa made it to Raymond Terrace Marketplace

We thought we would share some photos of the fantastic Christmas display we created Christmas 2018. It was truly a magical job to create.

 

Almost everything on display here we painted.

The castle was sprayed icy blues, Toy soldiers patched and resprayed, Gift boxes painted and wrapped with custom designed ribbons.

 
 

Paving the way to Santa

The magical pebble path to Santa was laid in that fantastic fairy hour when no-one knows how or when it actually happens. Even the reindeers and birds got their imprints in the snow

Near the archway was a letterbox direct to Santa which was also painted to suit the cold, snowy blue theme and a clock to match.

 
 

It was a massive job designing, creating and installing the masterpiece but totally worth it.

Merry Christmas in July!

 

Bis Industries bright and bold

Bis hand painted signs look amazing

Bis Industries moved into 606-608 Tomago Road, so of course they needed some signs. Boy they were large signs - some were 6000mm tall and 10500mm long!

For a sign this large and the surface they were to be installed we didn’t hesitate to put on our painting pants and hand paint the signs directly to the corrugated walls. So with airless spray gun in hand we set out preparing the walls for the signs. Each sign had to undercoated, orange base and then the lettering marked out in white.

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rain or shine

From extreme heat to pouring rain, the weather didn’t stop us from painting these enormous signs

These signs at Bis were enormous as you can tell from the size of this bucket compared to the sign

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wall graphic prints

these were very impressive

We applied large wall graphics to the main stairway entrance and the training room wall. Using Avery wall graphic media we prepared the walls first with a primer and sanding.

The images were supplied by Bis were honest, dirty images of real employees - capturing the harshness and grit of their industry


Custom safety signs were installed around the premises as well as road markings and truck parking bays


We have been delivering every day for our resources customers since 1915. Bis provides the logistics, materials handling and specialised equipment you need to efficiently haul, transport, handle, process and deliver all your commodities. Our people find the best solutions and inventive ways to drive productivity improvements in your supply chain. You can count on our staying power and industry leading safety record. With Bis, you can Deliver Every Day.

 

Crema Coffee Garage hoisted

Royce had a great time up in sunny Queensland branding Crema Coffee’s new premises.

The front facade was laminated with one way vision vinyl designed by the Crema’s fantastic design team. This acted as both informative, decorative and added some much needed shade for the showroom. Out the front in their lovely new pruned garden, a street sign was erected towering over the hedge - great for traffic exposure.


We love their branding so clean and simple and their Pegasus is so easily recognisable.


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Since we began roasting coffee for our own cafe, Crema Coffee Garage has quickly become a household name.

The brand has become synonymous with quality fresh roasted coffee, whether it be for your home, office, cafe or whatever the cause of your caffeine addiction.


Crema Coffee Garage has an array of blends and single origin coffee beans available in its range, designed to cover a broad range of flavour preferences. People quite often ask us why our coffee is different and the answer is simple: we have a passion for coffee and we strive to give all our customers unique, memorable coffee moments.


Thinking old or new in Boolaroo?

With over 30 years of experience, trade qualified, and based on Boolaroo, Think Graphic Communication provide both digital and traditional signwriting.

All signs are designed to suit your needs based on longevity, style, size and purpose.

We are capable of producing

  • bumper stickers

  • fridge magnets

  • safety signs

  • promotional signage

  • vehicle graphic

  • sign panels

  • large building signage

  • murals

  • honour boards

  • hand painted signs

  • custom signs and more

A creative, attractive sign can help your business stand apart from the competition. Customers are more likely to purchase from a business they have already heard of.

So a sign can help plant the seed for future sales

If you operate or are planning to start a business, an important consideration is how you plan to use signage

Function

Signs serve as a primary link between a business and its customers, like a type of silent salesperson for your business. Exterior signs draw attention to your place of business and help differentiate it from others on the street while interior signs help customers locate merchandise and can lead to impulse sales when added to special displays.

Significance

One of the essential components of a business's overall marketing strategy is the use of signs, their design and positioning. A sign containing a business's logo will help reinforce their brand. We also use signs to draw attention for promotions and to convey information about the business. Exterior sign are visible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, so their visual effect is continuous.

Benefits

Signs can be a cost-effective form of marketing. According to the SBA website, the cost-per-thousand, a common method used to measure the cost of reaching a thousand potential customers, is much lower for signage than other types of advertising, such as radio, televisions and newspapers.

Considerations

Signs can also be effective for off-premises use. Strategically placed billboards can convey a concise message to passing motorists. You can also place magnetic signs on the side of your vehicle to serve as a form of mobile advertising as well as pay other motorists to place signs on their own vehicles for additional reach.

 

We have tradesman signwriters who are very diverse in their abilities

This is the founding block of Think Graphic Communication.

We manufacture on site and install signs state wide.

The supply of artwork and free quotations is a standard practice at Think Graphic Communication.

We will guide you through the best choices as far as longevity and council regulations when it comes to manufacture and installation of your new signs.

 

Brock Gardiner Racer set to go

2018 is going to be a great year for the Gardiner Motorsports crew

Especially now that they have their new design for their racer designed and applied by us the Think Graphic Racing Team!

Brock even has a matching helmet again, designed and wrapped by our team they are sure to win.

 


Little bit different from last years design


SEPTEMBER 29th is when it all starts!

Season Opener Gilgandra Speedway

Fresh Decals for Slam Engineering

We were asked by our friends at Slam Engineering to apply their brand onto their new Rav4 vehicles. 
Simple and smart was our brief

Lucky their brand was well designed to accommodate for any format, so were able to design the decals to fit anywhere on the vehicle body.

MATERIALS USED


SKINTAC HX190WG2

Printable cast PVC film

This product is specially dedicated to full wraps, wall wraps or complex surfaces. The combination of highly conformable cast vinyls and the HEX’PRESS technology offers high-quality results while reducing the application time. 


Luckily the brand rep was happy with our work! I think his smile says it all.

(Yes there is a car behind our cute model)

 

For those who don't know the Slam Engineering & Consulting team have over 100 years mining experience

Working on, designing, leading and managing resources for fixed plant and mobile equipment maintenance.

This experience was obtained through working for major mining houses, large consultancy firms and respected suppliers for both open-cut, underground and processing operations in the coal, metalliferous and bauxite commodities.

printing service

 

Think Graphic Communication offer a state of the art efficient printing service to business and the public.

Our range of items include, but are definitely not limited to: Business Cards, Booklets, Letterheads, Brochures, Triplicate Books, Invitations and Calendars.

What sets our service apart from a lot of competitors is our trained graphics team and the speed of our response to your request.

Our aim is to make your purchase as carefree as possible.

Everyone has a special offer nowadays and Think Graphic Communication are definitely no different in that regard.

start with the outside first

Your shopfront appearance is a key factor to getting customers in

If you are looking to attract more attention for your business – start with the outside first - shopfront signage.

Fascia signs, lightboxes, hanging signs through to frosted film windows or one way vision

Our team will collaborate with you to help transform your shopfront almost any way imaginable.

Being able to create and express your image to the public is such a rewarding project

 

Jolly fun with coffee on the run

New on the streets Jolly Beans Mobile Coffee!

Jolly Beans came to us with an existing logo but they weren't quite happy with it, so we enjoyed updating their logo

The Think Team had fun creating this logo- tribal foundations,

 
 

bright happy colours, floral and fauna annnd coffee how could you not.

 
 

The colour palette was chosen to reflect Marie's bright, happy personality. We also tried to implement her heritage in our logo design.

Once you meet Marie you'll understand where 'Jolly' comes from in the name.

When everyone was happy with the logo concept the trailer design was created

 
 
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Jolly Beans mobile coffee trailer

clean and white white with great curves, before the fantastic happy makeover

 
 

Fresh, bold and joyful - that was the aim


 
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design concept

jolly beans in the making

 

As you can see from the photos taken from Marie herself and shared on her FB page, the final design turned out great!.

Simple, clean and bright

Only the best materials were used for the installation ensuring quality and durability for the prints.


 
 
 
I’m beyond happy with the signage on my coffee trailer. I had an idea in my head and Chanelle and the team brought it to life. The service was amazing, always got back to be quickly with design ideas. I can’t thank you guys enough and I will be back for some merchandise!
— Marie Pung
 

LEOGATE ESTATE WINES

 
 

What a hard days work this was!

Leogate Estate Winery is simply gorgeous

Brokenback Vineyard was planted in the mid to late 1970’s by a Rothbury Estate Syndicate led by the late Len Evans AO, OBE. Over the ensuing years the vines have produced premium wines which have been sold under a variety of labels.

 
 

As stunning as this looks there was no branding on the entrance of the enormous building. So our job was to make an impression as you drove up the driveway.

 
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Before  

Royce still needs to paint his magic

 

Handpainted directly to the surface these letters were over a metre high and spanned around 17 metres long.

 
 

The current vineyard has 50 hectares under vine, comprising Chardonnay (18.1ha), and Semillon (3.9ha) on the flat gravelled soils and Shiraz (28ha) on the eastern and western-facing slopes of the adjacent rise as well as Verdelho (2.5ha) and Tempranillo (1ha) which were planted in 2009 (which Royce had to test them all).

 

Need to update or have you run out of space on your honour boards?

Think Graphic Communication are honoured to be able to produce your boards, and maintain the updates annually for your club or school.

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Honour Boards

Custom made to order

 

Custom made honour boards are like creating a beautiful piece of art to display on your walls.

The process takes time and patience with many steps having to be repeated in order to produce the perfect finish.

 
 
We can supply honour boards for clubs or schools, and offer you the option of using traditional hand painted gold leaf lettering, or vinyl cut lettering

Many think that the skill of hand painting is lost, but we can assure you that this is just a myth.

We are proud to be able to offer this technical skill as one of our many services to you.


 

Honour boards create a visual lasting legacy, so let us help you maintain or start, a club or school tradition.

After designing and installing your honour board, we can visit your location annually keeping your board updated and current.

All-new Swift is here

And it’s even better than before.

With its enhanced design, the latest technology, exhilarating turbo performance and advanced preventative safety features, this is the revolution of an icon that has already sold over five million units worldwide.

 
 

Design for the promotion

Our job was to make this great car seen for the crew from Kelly Suzuki Gateshead

To do this we ran the lettering on an angle to create some movement, in bright reds contrasting with the blues and black as it sat on the brilliant yellow background.

Large was the key for this design being a small car, and the blue has such a fresh, vibrant feel.

 

And of course the unmistakable Suzuki logo for easy recognition.

Hexis vinyl materials were applied to make this masterpiece look effective


Totally rebuilt and refined from the ground up, the powerful, distinctive styling features a low, wide stance and sleek muscular lines that create a bolder, more striking impression.


So step into the brand new Swift and experience everything that has made it a true icon — and more.
If you like the look of the car give Richard a call at Kelly Suzuki Gateshead

RTC grand entrance

 

What a grand site as you step out of the elevator at the RTC building in Newcastle!

This brilliant timeline was designed by local designer, and good friend of ours Josh Vincent.

It depicts the early years of The RTC group showing classic images of Richard Claut as a younger lad, through to today. It is amazing how far you have come, and you just don't appreciate it until it is shown to you. And what a stylish way to show the world.

 
 

Design Aspects

To complete this wall art we printed the supplied artwork onto wall paper vinyl, preparing the wall first of course, and added a third dimension mounting the brushed aluminium RTC logo off the wall with stand-offs.

The black and white images contrast greatly with the RTC yellow which leads you throughout the timeline. 

This was just the finishing touch to the office space for Rich and his crew

ALL-NEW CITROËN C3

A wind of change is blowing through the world of compact hatchbacks!

As unique as you are

Very fashionable, the all-new Citroën C3 is characterised by a trendy and optimistic design, animated by coloured inserts and graphic elements like the Airbump® panels. Its expressive and unique shape makes it immediately recognisable in its segment. Style, personalisation, Citroën Advanced Comfort®, new technologies, optional ConnectedCAM Citroën™ and more…

 
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Design for the promotion

Eye catching, bit of colour and clean were the specs from Dean @Pacific Euro.

To accomplish this bold clean, crisp lettering was angled along the sides of the car, with splashes of Citroen's colour palette of blues and greenish/yellow

 
 

Love at first site!

The unique shape of the all-new C3 sets itself apart with a charismatic front face and generous curves which give it a powerful and energetic stance. Its smooth lines, its graphic signature and its colours make it a trendy and “pop” model. With the C3, free yourself and go with today’s trends!


If you like the look of the car give Dean a call down at Pacific Euro Gateshead today

Splash Puppy RV signed off

 

Keep an eye on the road for this big rig!

The crew from Splash Puppy will be on tour around Australia offering dog washing and grooming and quality retail products.

Acting as sales representatives Ray & Jenny showcase grooming products and equipment for leading wholesale grooming businesses including Petway Petcare.

 
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We both love dogs

and have 20 years combined experience working within the dog grooming industry

Our job was to get their massive RV and trailer signwritten and ready to hit the road. In this case this was pretty easy as the artwork was supplied by Jenny with only a few tweaks to be made, then it was right to print. 

Bright colours, easy lettering, point forms and a puppy who wouldn't love this sign?!

 

For everything 'Doggy' Call 0438 369 399

Holden Equinox

Like you, this SUV has nothing to prove

The perfect SUV for real life

You can’t always predict what’s next, but who’d want to?

So Holden designed an SUV that’s built to have your back. Like luxury leather–appointed seats you can sink into in style but are also easy to clean. Or a panoramic glass sunroof to sunbathe like a boss and top up your vitamin D after a day in the office. And that’s just for starters.

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Design for the promotion

Our job was to make this great car seen for the crew from Kelly Holden Cardiff

To do this we used bold clean, crisp lettering splashed along the sides of the car, in white and silver for high contrast against the red.


Fancy tech included points were applied to the rear and front of the car providing more details of the features the Equinox has to offer


And of course the unmistakable Holden logo for easy recognition.

A variety of materials were used- one way vision, clear printed vinyl on the Gerber, Avery cast and metallic, Hexis repostik all to make this masterpiece look effective

 

No fancy names, just heaps of great features to make every day easier.
If you like the look of the car give Andreas Andreou a call down at Kelly Holden Cardiff

Komatsu interior decor

Komatsu was looking for a way to make their offices, although they were neat, a little more interesting for the workers and visitors.

So that is where we stepped in.

Working with the team from Komatsu was great, they were so helpful with anything. They wanted a way to showcase some of their machinery and branded imagery around the office walls, creating some movement and colour to the office environment.


We worked with various materials such as etch vinyl, perpex panels, wall paper vinyl to create different moods at various locations around the walls and glass doors


Frosted Glass Artwork

Such a nice look - rugged, industrial images displayed around the office walls and glass doors.

This image was printed on etch vinyl and applied to the glass doors to the staff room.

An excellent way to provide privacy and showcase some branding ideas.

 

Front Counter Sign

What a great idea - a DNA timeline!

This sign was applied on clear perspex with a matte finish for a clean, non reflective finish, and mounted off the wall with stand-offs.

Interesting and informative, making a boring wall inspiring, considering this is the first thing you see as you enter the reception


 

Complete hallway canvases

We brought some life to the pure white office with this awesome shot of the mining trucks.

Once you walk down the 6m long hallway you feel like you need to dust yourself off. Wrapping the image around the wall with wall paper created such a great impact, as you walked into the office you got that initial wow factor, as well as finishing off the look neatly.


Komatsu had this brilliant shot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which just had to be put on display, so once again we wallpapered this space. The blue pops across the room, creating a calm feel in the office. The gentleman that worked at that station loved the look.

 

Love the look?

Contact us to see how we can help bring some life to your own workplace and inspire a great energy flow.


Darby Street Butchers branded

Think carved it up with Kyle and Chanelle at Darby Street Quality Meats rebranding their image.

I know what you saying... another Chanelle!!! Well you wouldn't believe it there are not 1 but 2 Chanelles working there, so I felt right at home

Back to the story

The crew were happy with the bull and blue colours of their original logo, but just wanted it to have a bit more grunt and attitude. 

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old logo

he was tough but not enough

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The Think Team also had to consider how the logo could be manipulated for the butchers meat tray labels and sooo delicious beef jerky labeling. OMG it makes my mouth water just thinking about it this stuff is goood. You have to try it!

So just the head of the beast was chosen, front on so you were looking straight into the eyes

We updated the front window keeping the image low to allow light and vision into the display. If you look up at the roof sign of the front facade you will also see the new logo standing proud overlooking the street.

 
 

Internally we got to have a bit of fun designing the feature wall

We noticed some old black and white photos of the butchers forever back in the hay day hanging on the wall. These had to be used in our design for the wall behind the counter. 

 
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The display cabinet has a static vinyl running across the top with whiteboard strips so specials can be hand written as they change, bit of a personal touch we thought. Inside the cabinet we designed labels for the variety of delicious meats they have on display, once again laminated with whiteboard panels allowing for hand written descriptions and ease of changing the labels.

 
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stamped

custom printed shirts, long sleeves and caps, mobile advertising

 

Vehicle signage

For the vehicles Kyle and Chanelle were just looking for something clean and not too loud. One way vision micro perforated film was applied to the rear windows and Hexis premium digital printing car vinyl on the sides and back panels.

 

Black Hill Public Sports feature wall

Our design team had a great time creating this master sports feature wall for Black Hill Public School.

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School signs

Aboriginal theme designs and colours

 

Bright earthy colours, Aboriginal theme designs, bold simple lettering such a good mix for an effective layout.

 
 
Our finished product was impressive, above and beyond what we had hoped for!

The signs were printed and laminated using Hexis vinyl then mounted on high quality aluminium composite panel for strength and a smooth, even flat surface. This way the signs are easy to  maintain and produce a beautiful finish.

 
 

Black Hill Public School is a safe, happy and caring environment that fosters positive self-esteem, develops self-motivation and self-discipline, so that each student can realise their own individual potential and be prepared for future challenges.

Our school was looking for a way to finish off our sports houses feature wall in a dynamic way. We went to Think Graphic Communication and were provided with the perfect way to complete the job. The concept and design was based on a simple colour and name based information.
— Matthew Braye

If you like what you we did for Black Hill Public School and would like something custom made for your own school please feel free to contact one of our friendly help team

 

LDS 3D in Broadmeadow

Another local company has opened their doors- Land Development Solutions.

The Think Team worked along side Helen from Swish Concepts to design this clean modern signage for the front of the building.

 

Swish Concepts is a well- established and hardworking boutique interior design consultancy located in Hamilton. Owner and Principal designer, Helen Brunsdon, has worked in the design industry for many years and loves all things design related.

 

 
 

The street frontage was perfect cars driving past all the time

Keeping this in mind the signs were kept low and close to the road to maximise visibility if you were driving from up the road near The Sunnyside Tavern.

With such a strong black background colour, the reverse logo was opted for greater contrast and the Street numbers in blue up high on both sides for ease of recognition.

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Before

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After

 

Simple yet clean, routed 3D PVC letters in various thickness, were mounted on the 2 faces of the building

 

Leading a team of dedicated professionals, Directors Brian Blight and Jason Harman provide a wealth of experience gathered locally, nationally, and internationally.

From issuing of plans to issuing of titles, feasibility studies, council applications, surveying, engineer design, sewer & water design, project management. LDS provides prompt personalised service across the spectrum of development needs.