Earlier this week, Nathan and I visited the Vancouver sign shop to see where all the street signs, police car decals, and other urban signage gets made in Vancouver.

We were expecting a messy engineering-type space, but were surprised that it more resembled an immaculately kept print making shop – further to our surprise – because they hand screen print tons of their signs. Here are some photos to enlighten the sign making process!

An excellent installation on National Ave. that all designers should go and visit.

An excellent installation on National Ave. that all designers should go and visit.

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A screen printing template with our most helpful tour guide, Don

A screen printing template with our most helpful tour guide, Don

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Rolls of reflective vinyl

Rolls of reflective vinyl

but they look so small from far away!

but they look so small from far away!

hand screen printed temporary no stopping signs drying on racks

hand screen printed temporary no stopping signs drying on racks

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vinyl stickers ready for application on streets

vinyl stickers ready for application on streets

the sticker vinyl cutter

the sticker vinyl cutter

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