In keeping with our nontraditional style for our custom signs business, our space in Port Royal is also unconventional. We are not in a strip mall in Beaufort nor in an industrial park near Bluffton. We are located in a mixed-use building where we have our studio on the ground floor and an apartment with offices upstairs. The ceilings are high 20 feet, the windows are large, the floor is grey painted concrete, and the walls are a canvas, which have been blank until recently.
We took care in designing the space because we approached it like a project and worked on it in between our real projects. We carefully thought about the purpose of the space—a place to design and craft interior and exterior signage, display graphics, wall murals, and custom wallpaper. We also thought about how we wanted the space to feel. We wanted the studio to be inspirational for our clients and us. We also wanted it to be educational—a place where we display sign projects, custom wallpaper, and museum display panels in an effort educate clients about the best types of materials and creative options for their sign needs. What we came up with is a museum- or art gallery-like space showcasing different types of signs, banners, wall murals, museum panels, wallpaper, artwork on canvas, pop-up banner displays, and back-lit displays mingled with an actual studio working space with a large format printer, laminator, plotter, and work tables.
Like any museum or gallery, our studio space is a work-in-progress with ever changing projects to put on display. We’ve recently hung some self-adhesive and removable wallpaper, a wall mural, a vinyl sign mounted on coraplast, a vinyl sign mounted on aluminum, a fabric banner with a linen-like texture, and some museum display panels. And we have more projects in the works. Come see what we are doing in the Beaufort area.