The West End BIA’s new branding

The West End BIA has recently rebranded itself with a modern look and bold new colours. Their new street banners went up recently. Blue on Denman Street, green on Robson Street, and purple for Davie Street with the Davie Village shopping area getting its own rainbow tails.

West End Banners

In addition, we made magnets, cling decals for the businesses to put up, pens, and yo-yos for them to give out at festivals.

MagnetsPens

 

See more of our street banners here and our promotional products here!

Vancouver Aquarium’s fabulous marketing (and we helped!)

Buzzfeed posted a list of some of the Vancouver Aquarium’s recent campaigns. We made the banners in #5 for their Sharks and Rays exhibit, and their new jellyfish banners should be up soon downtown!

Photo from Buzzfeed, but the original appears to belong to Chad Jones and Tony Hird?

Blockout mesh street banners for Tourism Rossland

The Flag Shop Vancouver recently made some wintry street banners for Tourism Rossland using our new blockout mesh substrate.

Street Banner for Tourism Rossland - photo by Dave Heath

Click on the photo to see more in our full blockout mesh gallery!

The Flag Shops Chilliwack and London in the news

Our Chilliwack store contributed to the street banners recently put up in a notoriously busy school zone in an effort to get motorists to slow down.

Our London store made the flags at Savour Stratford. See the photos here.

West 4th Avenue’s Kits Me banner contest photos

Street banner jobs run the gamut from single design, one color screen prints to 1600 banners of 5 different designs (more on that soon!) to 89 different digitally printed designs. When Kits House, West 4th Avenue BIA, and other Kitsilano associations ran the “Kits Me” banner contest, we got the pleasure of sorting out the winners of the story contest and putting their photos on one of seven colour backgrounds. This was an ambitious project on our end since it required some meticulous planning to organize that many different design files, get them printed, and then make sure they made it up on the correct pole (we tried to honour people’s requests to put their banner in certain areas of 4th Avenue if at all possible). The banners were printed on Echotex®, our 100% recycled banner fabric.

Here’s a shot of some of the banners that are up:

See our full Facebook gallery here along with a map of who’s located where. There are still a few banners missing but we’ll add them soon.

The banners are up now until the end of October and after they come down, the participants get to keep their banner. If you think this contest was cool, watch this space for more details. You might get a chance to get your own street banner on 4th!

Here’s the list of media coverage we’ve had so far:

Banner redesign? We can do that.

When the Punjabi Market on Main Street wanted new street banners to replace some of their aging ones, there was a bit of a kerfuffle with getting the original artwork from 2003. Our marketing manager/designer/all around wunderkind, Crystal, was given the task of ensuring that the new art had all the same elements as the old art but modernized to take advantage of being digitally printed instead of screenprinted like the originals. As you can see, the original design was less intricate while the new design is more vibrant and detailed.

 
Original design from 2003   New design now up in Punjabi Market

Also, she did this in about 90 minutes in case you were wondering about the sheer amount of talent we have on board here.

City of Richmond street banner unveiling

The winners of Richmond’s annual street banner design contest will be on display soon across the city. This year had several themes which will correspond to specific zones within Richmond: Parks and Nature, Transportation, Active Living, Arts Culture & Heritage, and City Centre. The city has posted a few sneak peeks of the banners from their unveiling ceremony where they congratulated the winners.

We made the 900 banners here and most of them are printed on Echotex® which is a 100% recycled fabric made specifically for banners. Here are a few of the winners posing with their banners.


We will put up photos of the banners in action once they are up!

 

All photos are the property of the City of Richmond Parks and Recreation Department.

West Vancouver – Always thinking ahead

West Vancouver recently received recognition from the United Nations as a Global Green City – something we do not find at all surprising here. When the Vancouver 2010 Olympic banner program was being finalized, West Vancouver decided opt out of the bulk order that VANOC was place and instead have their Olympic banners printed on Echotex (our 100% recycled banner textile), as part of their committment to sustainability.  Naturally, this enthusiasm for the environment has bled over into other aspects of their municipality and now they have the official recognition to prove it.  On April 8th in New York City, the United Nations awarded West Vancouver a Medal Certificate and recognition as a Global Green City.

So congratulations, West Van! Keep up the good work.

Here are their Olympic street banners printed on Echotex:

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Read about West Vancouver’s award here.