Sign Holders point to Midsummer Scream in Long Beach, Aug 3-4

Untitled design(7)“All the chills and thrills of Halloween over one summer weekend.” To feverish fans who can’t get enough of Halloween, this promotional line for Midsummer Scream in Long Beach August 3rd and 4th says it all. And why not celebrate? As holidays go, the popularity of Halloween is second only to Christmas. If there’s Christmas in July, Halloween in August makes perfect sense.

What is Midsummer Scream about? This huge event at the Long Beach Convention Center is not just a cool escape into a haunted house. Sure, there’ll be a Hall of Shadows, Dr. Zomba’s Ghost Show of Terror, and Paranormal Pixie’s Pumpkin Patch for kids. But there will also be physical stunts and theatrical performances by the Decayed Brigade. Celebrity photo-ops include Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. And the massive dark hall will also feature a frightening number of demos, displays, and exhibitors.SocialMedia_Badges_MSS19-bill-ride-768x768

Midsummer Scare bills itself as “the West Coast’s fastest growing haunt and horror convention” and the numbers are impressive. 8,000 attended in 2016; in 2018, that tally grew to 22,500. This year, hundreds of haunt, horror, and Halloween themed vendors will be showing their stuff. Picture a show floor filled with collectibles, apparel, props, and related services for fans, professionals, and home haunters alike.

Standing out in this frightening field of gore could be tricky for some exhibitors. Making displays especially vivid makes a difference in this horror genre, and the crystal clarity and visual acuity of acrylic can really do the trick-or-treat…er, trick.

Clear slant back Style A Sign Holders reach up and grab the eye; Style B displays stand vertically with double-sided viewing. Traditional Table Tent Sign Holders up to 6- and even 8-sided Acrylic Display Stands deliver a sharper image from multiple points-of-view. And these are just a few.A085110ST

You know who else will be careful paying attention to detail at Midsummer Scream? KC Mussman, Owner of Nocturnal Designs and a Season 12 Finalist on the Syfy channel’s Faceoff. She’s holding a workshop on makeup safety for aspiring monster creators!

Advertisements

Summer Cubicle Colors from Green Plants to Name Plate Holders

shutterstock_628870553If you work in an office or cubicle layout in general, do you ever feel like you’re missing summer greenery and blue skies? It’s only natural, especially if you live and work where winter gets nasty. Getting outside for summer does not just apply to kids on vacation.

Meanwhile, there are ways to at least bring that color indoors and “green up” cubicles. Certain plants not only deliver calming, aesthetic appeal and a little summer cheer, they can also be good for health and air quality. Spiky Aloe Vera, for example, removes airborne toxins from chemical cleaners. Philodendrons, too.

sansevieria-zeylanica-f6c4c5
Snake Plant

 

One need not be a green thumb to have a greener cubicle, either. Resilient Ferns have been around since prehistoric times and require very little natural light, making them a good match for inner offices. Snake Plants only need watering every two to three weeks and thrive in low light. This sharp-leaved plant is also reputed to naturally filter carbon dioxide and formaldehyde.

New York Magazine’s The Strategist also has a suggestion: Zamioculcas Zamiifolia, more easily known as the ZZ Plant. Will Creed, interior landscaper and owner of Horticultural Help, and Christopher Satch, resident scientist of NYC-based plant boutique The Sill, both call the ZZ “best in class for cubicle plants” because they actually rely on overhead lighting. ZZ’s low-light tolerant and rarely drops leaves.

PNH SSS (On Location)(1)
Cubicle Nameplate Holder

 

Another way to add cubicle color? People Spotters™ Colored-Border Cubicle Name Plate Holders complement cubicles with distinction. Premium thickness acrylic with polished edges provides a hi-vis showcase for name/title inserts in a bold, new look. Silver, black, bronze, or white, Cubicle Name Plates have never appeared sharper and select orders also qualify for free perforated card stock for DIY printing.

One more suggestion for summer cubicle upgrades? Try clear Acrylic Cubicle Brochure Holders to show off the latest in colorful slicks, brochures, and promotional literature. Combine green plants, Colored-Border Name Plate Holders, and the right Brochure Holders for a splash of color and brighter take on summer in the workplace!

 

Cubicle Name Plate Holders for a Better, More Cooperative Office Environment

54ff0f9fd01ff-8ghk-bad-work-habits-talking-in-cubicle-s2Ever work next to a cubicle nightmare? You know, someone who’s oblivious to the volume of his or her own voice? What about that special co-worker who feels compelled to start a random, meaningless conversation with you, disregarding even the possibility that you’re just trying to do your job? Partition walls may generally be four to six feet high, but it’s amazing how some either treat cubicle walls as invisible or think of themselves as invisible within them.

Debby Mayne recently discussed “Cubicle Etiquette” for The Spruce, a publication geared, in part, for interior design. Noise awareness was high on the list of violations. Earbuds have minimized overzealous music invasions, but not the humming or urge to sing along. And workers who adopt a “phone voice” seem to forget that everyone within ear shot can hear them. Mindfulness of others and better self-awareness make simple remedies.

Smells matter, too. Exorbitant amounts of perfume or microwaved fish brought back to the cube for a working lunch? No good…try to avoid such extremes. Cubicles don’t seal out smells-next-door. Personal grooming? Remember that cubicles still have openings visible to any passersby.IMG_0057

Which leads to maybe the most important aspect of cubicle etiquette: privacy. Technically, a person’s cubicle is their office, their private work domain, and should be treated accordingly even if it has no door. Mayne even suggested fashioning a “busy” sign as a reminder. Making cubicle signage more visible? That’s what the PNHT2 Tiered Cubicle Name Plate Holder accomplishes.

Easy to install securely atop partition walls, this clear acrylic Name Plate Holder elevates displays with a view from both sides. It’s not only the perfect spotlight for Name/Title inserts framed in stunning silver, the Tiered Cubicle Name Plate Holder can also guide passing foot traffic with Directional Signage and Combination Suite Identification. You can use your imagination if you want to express your need for privacy.

Being double-sided by design, this Name Plate Holder can also foster a sense of camaraderie among cubicle neighbors, giving each individual recognition in one shared “People Spotter.” Nothing showcases that symbiotic working relationship more than a Tiered Cubicle Name Plate Holder, especially with Silver Borders!

 

Cubicle Sign Holders and Poster Holders for June’s National Safety Month

Untitled design(3)June is National Safety Month, observed annually by the National Safety Council and thousands of organizations nationwide. In addition to the general themes of saving lives and preventing injuries, the focus this year also includes recognition of the opioid epidemic and ways to reduce its ripple effect in areas like auto crashes and workplace accidents. The NSC hopes to engage workers, families, and communities with ideas as well as downloadable materials.

Another goal of National Safety Month is to make an activity of identifying hazards where you work. Key to this effort, forward-thinking office managers are busy assessing safety signage, fire exit plans, and OSHA safety requirements. To that end, visibility makes all the difference…and when you’re talking about safety, that’s a serious consideration.National-Safety-Month-blog-header

High-visibility guidance in case of medical emergency, tornado, severe weather, fire, hazardous spill, and, increasingly, active shooter, can mean the difference between life and death. Making directions clear is not just common sense, it’s also the law.

That’s where the right display is also vital to the June campaign and, most importantly, year-round safety. The Style WF Wall Mount Poster Holder is an exceptional option. Crystal clear, premium thickness acrylic delivers sharp visibility and easy reading for the most essential signage and literature. Safety Signs, Fire Exit Plans, Emergency Signs, OSHA Workplace Safety Posters…these are just a few.

CSHL SSS (On Location)2(1)
Cubicle Sign Holder

Style CSHL Cubicle Sign Holders/Sign Frames also capture attention at eye level. Cubicle Sign Holders take excellent advantage of valuable space with a secure fit atop partition walls. They’re easy to hang and make an ideal display for Emergency Exit plans. Both styles can also serve as a showcase for directional signage.

From crab fishing to construction, some workplaces are just inherently dangerous. But ever-increasing attention to safety does work. In 1970, there were 38 worker deaths a day in America. In 2017, that number dropped to 14.

 

Multi-Tier Name Plate Holders and the COOL Summer Cubicle

Multi-Tier Name Plate Holders and the COOL Summer CubicleStuck inside working on a beautiful summer day? If you find the ear-worm refrain of “Summertime Blues” in your head, it’s perfectly understandable. It’s also time to give the interior a little summer lift, especially in cubicle layouts.

Beyond the obvious 9 to 5 outdoor escapes for lunch and breaks, what else can you do? Comfortable enough to open a window for fresh air? That is, if you’re not windowless or hermetically sealed-in. The sure-fire key to happier summer workdays involves brightening up your indoors.

There are subtle ways to lighten your mood…flowers, different lighting, and even a new background on the computer screen can get the ball rolling. If you listen to music during the day, switch up the playlist – with or without Summertime Blues.

A change in décor should also include cubicles. Traditional partition walls and modern uptakes on cubicle design both look better with the latest in Name Plate Holders…premium thickness acrylic in dynamic new designs with colored border options to match.

In addition to eye-catching “People Spotter” Cubicle Name Plate Holders, new multi-tier options are elevating exposure for name/title inserts just in time for summer. Multi-Tier Name Plate Holders with Silver or Black Borders (Style PNHL SSS and PNHL SSB, respectively) also add a highly functional element with 2, 3, 4, and 5 slot variations.

That puts many flexible display options in your control. Bold color borders deliver the ideal frame for custom name and title inserts, with plenty of room for more name plates. Department identification and directional signage also slide into place, all in one convenient Name Plate Holder with multiple slots.

While looking around the workplace and imagining a more summer-y look, picture the added possibilities available in clear Acrylic Multi-Tier Name Plate Holders with Colored Borders. Whether the insert announces a VP or Marketing head, specific department, or simply Enter and Exit, chances are, the aesthetic appeal of Combination Suite Identification Name Plate Holders can play a part in a summer interior upgrade!

 

 

Name Plate Holders and Workstation People Spotters – Welcome to NeoCon 2019!

AIS-ShowroomEvery June since 1969, “The Mart” in Chicago has been home to NeoCon, a premier destination for commercial design innovators. NeoCon’s 50th anniversary trade show June 10th – 12th is expecting big numbers in design professionals (50,000) and 500 leading manufacturers.

Companies represented include some emerging new hotshots in areas ranging from fabrics and flooring to furniture, interior building products, finishes, and technology. Also exhibiting is Herman Miller, the company that started the cubicle office layout revolution with the “Action Office” in 1968.

New open-floor office trends have inspired professionals to take a closer look at next-generation cubicles, like those being unveiled by Herman Miller. The modern workstation looks much different than those original partition panels. Now more streamlined, airy, and unconfined, today’s cubicle is a comfortable, ergonomic workstation that uses space and storage more efficiently for collaborative AND digital work environments.

 

Going hand-in-hand with contemporary office workstations and any cubicle style are the latest “People Spotter” Name Plate Holders. The blend of crystal-clear acrylic with a splash of color options has really been grabbing attention lately. These Colored Border Cubicle Name Plate Holders are in high demand as a perfect match for new interior décor and the modern professional aesthetic.

A stand-out look for standard 8-1/2” x 2-1/2” name plate inserts, bold-colored borders give a new twist to Name Plate Holders, thus earning its People Spotter designation in the dynamic office of tomorrow. Customizing inserts can also be accomplished quickly and easily with perforated heavy gauge card stock included free on select orders for cost-effective DIY printing. Polished edges and premium thickness material add durability to style.

As NeoCon celebrates show number 50, we thought you might enjoy a quick look at a Herman Miller NeoCon entry from the funky days of 1974: Don Chadwick Modular Furniture, five units connected in a “sinuous configuration!”

hero_chadwick_modular_seating_3
Herman Miller Don Chadwick Modular Seating

 

All the Sign Holders point to E3 2019 for the Throne of Gaming!

E3 Expo(2)“3 days of innovative new technologies and never-before-seen products.” That’s how the E3 2019 Expo is being billed by its host, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). E3 is big with computer and video game companies, industry analysts, and gamers alike…and tens of thousands of the best and brightest from more than 100 countries are expected to converge on this year’s Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center, June 11th through 13th.

Calling the Electronic Entertainment Expo the world’s largest annual video game industry trade show is not just a boastful claim, either. According to CNET, highly anticipated announcements are expected from heavy hitters like Microsoft, Nintendo, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, and Square Enix.

“Visual spectacles” years in the making are among the big-name titles that will leave gamers salivating. Microsoft will unleash the epic Halo Infinite and EA is expected to unveil Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Doom Eternal is Bethesda’s new entry in the shoot-em-up market and sci-fi fans will geek out over CD Project Red’s Cyberpunk 2077.

Nintendo’s also getting into the game with Pokemon Sword and Shield while seafarers engage with Ubisoft’s Skull and Bones.A3 Gaming Insert

CNET says that 2019’s most anticipated game is actually a new take on a game that nearly caused a frenzy four years ago. In 2015 at a Sony press conference, the mere mention of Square’s Final Fantasy VII Remake apparently made some in the crowd “hysterical” and some were even said to have been “brought to tears.” Say what you will, gamers are indeed passionate.

And don’t think of video gaming as merely a pastime…or worse, a waste of time.

Professional competitors are piling up hundreds of thousands of dollars, even millions in individual winnings. The highest ranked American is 9th worldwide, checking in at $3,038,000+. Video game realism is also gaining acceptance in actual military training.

If you plan to attend E3 2019, be sure to look for the signage and make your way to the Throne of Games…and when you have a big product launch announcement of your own, showcase it E3-style in clear Acrylic Sign Holders.