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.

 

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.

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.

Diamonds are forever

It is rare to find such gems to work with, but we were lucky enough to help Diamond rebrand their office space and vehicle graphics.

Jodie and Sam were great to collaborate with on this project. They knew what they wanted which really helps with the decision process. You can see the ladies seated in front of our privacy screen we installed for them

 

It was a bit exciting as the ladies were wanting to surprise their staff so we had to do a secret squirrel, which I found out meant we were undercover. This meant we had to attack this under the protection of darkness so no-one would see us.

Now I'm not sure if you know it but it is pretty hard to get water to evaporate in the freezing cold temperature, so this posed a little problem for us, but under the commandment of Jodie our mission was accomplished before the sun rose

 
 

Entering the building we installed a wall mount perspex sign with their logo-clean, simple

Diamond design team created some great posters which we mounted for them on PVC so they could place them around the office walls.

 

 
 

You cannot rebrand your company without changing your vehicles!

So that is exactly what we did. Once again we worked with Jodie and Sam to fine tune their vehicle layout again keeping the design clean and simple.

 
 

Diamond strive to provide you with the best possible ICT solutions.


As an award winning ICT Company, we recognise the importance of understanding and anticipating our customer’s needs so that we can deliver an exceptional customer experience that consistently exceeds expectations

Since 1996 they have built a solid reputation as an industry leader by focusing on and providing the following key benefits:

  • A single point of contact to a diverse ICT range
  • Quality products backed by great service
  • Expert advice you can trust
  • Friendly professional team with over 50 talented people that speak your language
  • Reliable solutions that meet your business needs

Not only do they pride themselves on their ability to deliver reliable and safe solutions, they also conduct themselves in a professional manner with a high level of integrity that allows them to contribute positively to their customer’s businesses and the wider community.

Big Red Nose - New Signs

Think Graphic Communication were proud to collaborate with Red Nose to donate new signs for their premises at Hamilton South

 

for 40 years they were known as sids and kids. today their new name is red nose.

Red Nose's target is to reduce nine deaths a day to zero. that's their pledge to you.

 
 

As you can see the building was in need of some TLC. It didn't appear very welcoming

 
 

The new signage was kept minimal as traffic moves at a steady pace along Stewart Avenue, and high on the building for better exposure.

A splash of red made everything look so much brighter

Routed Aluminium Composite panels and Hexis vinyl were used for the manufacturing of the signs

Red Nose Mission is very empowering

Our Mission
Saving the lives of babies and children  during pregnancy, infancy and childhood and supporting bereaved families.

If you would like to know more about Red Nose or how you too can support them please follow this link

 

Thank you !

— Kate Middleton
We are so thankful to Think Graphic for our fantastic new building signage! We are now more visible for our clients to find us, and we love that the round signage matches our big red nose. As a not-for-profit organisation, we are very thankful to local businesses who are able to donate their time and materials, which enable us to use our income to support families who have experienced the death of their baby or young child. This support includes free counselling, 24hr telephone support, parent support groups and more. Red Nose receives very limited government funding, so we are very reliant on donations and fundraising to keep our drop-in centre open.
Thank you Royce and Chanelle
— Kate Middleton

Newcourt Construction foundations laid

Newcourt is a design, building and construction company headquartered in Newcastle NSW, that invests and cares about their clients projects.

'We endorse "One Team, One Focus", by working collaboratively with our clients, consultants and subcontractors, ensuring that the project deliverables are achieved.'

Newcourt's primary asset is its experienced and dedicated team, that turn up each day with passion, energy and enthusiasm, to make our clients projects happen.

 
 
 
 
 
 

The logo design was kept clean and minimal, using colour and the bevelled constructions as the visual point

Creating another dimension gives the logo a greater depth and more substance

This style was carried through the whole marketing design

 
 

The use of a mobile billboard was not over cluttered as we kept the vehicle graphics in the same minimal manner

Both the website and business cards carried this feel of clean space and strength

 

 

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Achieving this brand image would not have been possible without first getting to know our client of course.

Without Fred's imput and vision for his future of his company we cannot create a memorable brand that is right just for him.

Our sole aim is to provide a service that will showcase the best of what you have to offer and expand your brand over all platforms.

 

Sportsclique signed and contained ready to kick off

Sports Clique opened their doors to the public outside the Azzurri Club and The Concept Gym at Highfields.

We were lucky enough to team up with Joel and design some bright and fun signage for them creating quite an impact on arrival. Magic was made using historical images of soccer legends such as Maradona,Zinedine Zidane , and clever posterised designs, turning the once boring shipping container into a work of art.

 

Obviously Joel is a mad soccer fan, so as you walk inside the container you are surrounded by more legends

• Johan Cruyff (puma legend) 

• Pele (puma legend) 

• Eusebio (puma legend) 

• Neymar jnr (current player) 

• Roy Keane (Manchester united legend) 

• Ray Baartz (Joel's uncle and ex Socceroo) 

• Ronaldo (old Brazilian Ronaldo not current Portuguese player Ronaldo) 

• Zinedine Zidane 

• Antoine Griezmann (current puma player) 

Baggio makes a striking entrance but not before he takes a quick selfie with Royce

 

Transforming the dull change room into a work of art was achieved by layering more legends,with bright colours and hand drawn sketches. The walls were prepared and covered with our printable wallpaper. As you can see this material can turn nothing to something it only takes a bit of imagination and the balls(excuse the pun) to be different.

 
 

We can't forget the outside. Kept these signs near the practice grounds at Azzurri simple and easy to read, but watch this space as there are more designs on the horizon for this canvas.

 
The team at think graphic were amazing to work with from start to finish, they provided me with a premium product at a very affordable price, and did it all with a smile on their faces and a good sense of humour. I’d highly recommend them to anyone
— Joel Grenell Owner | General manager Sportsclique Australia

have you been nice??

 

Ned a great gift idea for that special person? Then we have it right here freshly wrapped and ready to go!

It's a new car!!!! The nifty Fiat 500 or the spacious 7 seater Freemont.

We recently did this job for McCarrolls Newcastle. This style of signage is designed to be eye catching and straight to the point. It only has a short term lifespan perfect for promotional purposes. Just ask Heath!

Keep an eye out for it on the road.

Just thought I would let you know that I have had several comments about the sign writing, especially the Fiat 500. They look AWESOME!
— Heath Williams Sales Manager McCarroll's Fiat Chrysler


 

Coffee anyone?

 

We have bean madly working with Celeste Wells from The Coffee Well trying to get them signaged up for their first big carnival. We managed to wrap their van, design and manufacture menus & banners in time for their event. Keep an eye out for them, Celeste makes a mean latte.

The images are some that Celeste was thoughtful enough to snap and send to us. Thanks Celeste.