Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 34

The channel letter sign that Mandeville Sign (Lincoln, RI)
created for this Panera Bread location features .125-in.
aluminum faces with stencil-cut push-though clear
acrylic, 4-in.-deep returns, clear Lexan backs and a
white vinyl diffuser. The letters are pin-mounted 1 in.
from the wall surface and produce both front and
backlit effects.
through acrylic, internally illuminated fronts and halo-lit
designs. Poyant foresees greater demand for more color,
brighter, interesting and open spaces. "People will connect
with brands that they feel they can trust and that best
meet their ever-changing needs," Poyant said. "Those
needs are hard to predict. Whatever they are, our industry
will find the way to best meet them."
Faster fulfilment times once designs and permits are
approved lie just over the horizon, according to Security
Signs, as well an increased emphasis on information
updates. "Providing customers with project status,
installation dates and visibility into their projects," will
be more common, they predicted.
COVID-19 CHANGES EXPECTED
Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the changes
expected, especially within the next several months to a
year or more. "A lot will now depend on the confidence
level of business leaders throughout the country as we
move out of the 'lock-down,'" Poyant said. "What will be
the short- and long-term effects on the hospitality industry,
brick-and-mortar retail, shopping centers, restaurants,
casinos, hotels, healthcare and education? Will the trend
of creating attractive, new work environments surrounded
by amenities like gyms, coffee shops, restaurants, etc.,
continue?" they wondered.
Security Signs feels that our entire culture may change,
with a "larger number of people working from home and
34

SIGNS OF THE TIMES

JUNE 2020

separated from peers. Exploring new ways to keep teams
connected and engaged during these challenging times"
will provide sign companies with new obstacles to overcome. An obvious need to highlight safety and health will
be paramount, especially at signshops themselves. "More
protocol and procedures to maintain healthy operations
and awareness at our facility and customer's premise," are
on Security Signs' docket.
Mandeville Sign is concerned that in the near-term
they could see severe budget constraints from customers,
and "maybe less focus on the wow factor of the sign and
more on the price/budget." They worry that there could
be "huge pricing pressure coming, as too many sign
companies compete for too few projects."
But aside from the omnipresent pandemic concerns,
Mandeville offered one last observation by way of Michael
Rogers, the "Practical Futurist," who addressed the annual
World Sign Association meeting 18 months ago. He spoke
of consumer need for experience to drive satisfaction and
envisioned AI experiences integrated with message-center
signage. "Imagine a feedback loop as you pass by a wall of
screens and a puppy appears to walk with you and interact,"
Mandeville recalled. "I have not seen anything close to
that as a product, but we are seeing the use of indoorlinked LED screens gaining a foothold in the market."
So, be on the lookout for that AI puppy and more, as
electric signs continue to evolve into a suddenly less
certain future.



Signs of the Times - June 2020

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Signs of the Times - June 2020

Contents
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - BB1
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - BB2
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - Cover1
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - Cover1a
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - Cover1b
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - Cover2
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 1
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - Contents
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 3
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 4
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 5
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 6
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 7
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 8
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 9
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 10
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 11
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 12
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 13
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 14
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 15
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 16
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 17
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 18
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 19
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 20
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 21
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 22
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 23
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 24
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 25
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 26
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 27
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 28
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 29
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 30
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 31
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 32
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 33
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 34
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 35
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 36
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 37
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 38
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 39
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 40
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 41
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 42
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 43
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 44
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 45
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 46
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 47
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 48
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 49
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 50
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 51
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 52
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 53
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 54
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 55
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 56
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 57
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 58
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 59
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 60
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 61
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 62
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 63
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 64
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 65
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 66
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 67
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - 68
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - Cover3
Signs of the Times - June 2020 - Cover4
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_202008
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_202007
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_202006
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_202005
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_202004
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_blackbook_2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_202003
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201802
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201801
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201712
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201711
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201710
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201709
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201707
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201706
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201705
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201704
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_bg2017
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201703
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201702
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201701
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201612
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201611
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201610
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201609
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201608
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201607
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201606
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201605
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201604
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201603
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_bg2016
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201602
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201601
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201512
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201511
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201510
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201509
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201508
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201507
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201505
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201504
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201503
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_bg2015
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201502
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201501
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201412
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201411
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201410
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201409
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201408
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201407
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201406
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201405
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201404
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201403
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_bg2014
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201402
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201401
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201312
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201311
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201310
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201309
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201308
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201307
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201306
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201305
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201304
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201303
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_bg2013
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201302
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201301
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201212
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201211
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201210
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201209
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201208
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201207
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201206
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201205
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201204
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201203
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_bg2012
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201202
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201201
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com