It’s easy enough to buy acrylic sign holders or to take some card stock, print on it, and fold it in half. But think about it – signage brings the bookbinder a unique opportunity. You can use your signage as a way to showcase your skills.
For example, look at the sign I showed you a couple of weeks ago:
I tried to style this folded sign like a restaurant menu. It’s covered in Japanese bookcloth and the printed information is attached to the inside of the folder with photo corners. My goal was to create something elegant that would fit in with the style of my work.
The sign also shows that I have skills and ability that could translate to a custom project or something that I don’t currently sell. For example:
- Portfolios for artists or other professionals
- Table numbers for weddings/special events
- Menus for restaurants
- Photo displays
- Business card holders
I'm interested in hearing about how you've dealt with signage (from a creative standpoint) and I'd love to see images, if you have them.
Send me an Email with photos and I'll try to include them in a follow-up post next week. Be sure to include your name and a link to your Etsy shop.