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Fin Fest – Extended Tour

by Britten Studios  

Last month we gave you a behind-the-scene look at some of the more impressive Miami Dolphins props we made for their Fin Fest tailgate. We love how the foosball table and fin carts turned out, but we believe nothing holds a candle to the quality behind the peripheral elements we created for the festival.

Perhaps sometimes underrated, print elements — banners, decals, backdrops and flags — perfectly frame and emphasize every show-stopping prop for a rich, full aesthetic. In the background? Yes. Superfluous? Absolutely not. Without these pieces, festivals and other venues would appear lackluster, tired and overall less appealing!

A banner company at our core, we have an unparalleled pride in our print capabilities. After all, no other company prints more banners or has created more interesting ways to use them — that’s a fact.

Scroll through the following photos — and maybe even last month’s batch — and note how banners, flags, truss, and other “background pieces” really pull the whole event together. Enjoy!

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The resemblance is uncanny, don’t you think?  This match could end in a toss up!

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The Arm Wrestle Challenge has been extremely popular with fans both young and old.

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Every element of the Fin Fest pregame tailgate is designed to engage and interact with the audience.

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Dolphins Strong!  This digitally printed photo backdrop emulates the player’s locker room.

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Super Fan Makeover Station: Fins Force volunteers are on hand to paint faces, apply temporary tattoos and hair coloring.  (Notice the director’s chair with the Dolphins logo imprinted on it, at right.)

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It’s fun for the kids, and adult fans love it too!

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In this Golden Age of Social Media, everyone enjoys a good photo opportunity! #keepitsocial

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This recreation of the locker room leaves fans feeling like they’ve been immersed in the complete experience.

And have you seen what we did with the Golfin Carts and Florida’s Longest Foosball Table?  Check out last month’s “Behind the Scenes” feature on these special projects that are truly unique!

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Paul’s Corner | October 2014

by Paul Britten  

New Retailer Taking the Nation by Storm

This retailer is fairly new to the American market, but is expanding quickly!  With new stores planned in every major city, their large format marketing draws attention to the opening date and location in the mall.  These “can’t miss” advertisements help raise serious brand awareness.

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New Arena Opens in Allentown

Home of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey team (American Hockey League) and the Lehigh Valley Steel Hawks professional indoor football team, the mixed use facility will also be utilized for concerts and other special events. This Friday night, The Eagles will be the first ever concert held at the PPL Center.

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Installations included concourse decals, framed display systems and graphics in the corporate suites. Our Pennsylvania-based service crew put the finishing touches on the arena in the nights leading up to the public unveiling!


Action Sports Tour

Now in its 10th year of action, adventure and adrenaline… the traveling sports tour swept into town with just over 12 hours available to complete the installation!

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Menu Boards for Restaurants

Our Décor division designed this custom menu board for a restaurant in Florida. We also have a selection of ready-to-go templates and a design checklist to make the process easy for you. As soon as we know the size and space — and what you’re offering on the menu — we’ll provide a ballpark estimate and get started on your initial design concept. Contact us for our free Menu Board Idea Booklet!

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5 Awesome Uses for Large Prints

by Britten Studios  

5 Awesome Ways to Make a Statement with Large Format Prints

Go bold or go home. Here at Britten Studios, we live by the mantra that bolder is better. Take a peek below for 5 Awesome Ways to Make a Statement with Large Format Prints. From fabulous fabrics to daring decals, let’s showcase your brand in a big way.

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Love infographics? We do too! Below is an exclusive sneak peek of “Print, Even More” an new booklet full of eye-catching infographics. Coming soon.

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Behind the Scenes

by Britten Studios  

Last month we gave you a behind-the-scene look at some of the more impressive Miami Dolphins props we made for their Fin Fest tailgate. We love how the foosball table and fin carts turned out, but we believe nothing holds a candle to the quality behind the peripheral elements we created for the festival.

Perhaps sometimes underrated, print elements — banners, decals, backdrops and flags — perfectly frame and emphasize every show-stopping prop for a rich, full aesthetic. In the background? Yes. Superfluous? Absolutely not. Without these pieces, festivals and other venues would appear lackluster, tired and overall less appealing!

A banner company at our core, we have an unparalleled pride in our print capabilities. After all, no other company prints more banners or has created more interesting ways to use them — that’s a fact.

Scroll through the following photos — and maybe even last month’s batch — and note how banners, flags, truss, and other “background pieces” really pull the whole event together. Enjoy!

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The resemblance is uncanny, don’t you think?  This match could end in a toss up!

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The Arm Wrestle Challenge has been extremely popular with fans both young and old.

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Every element of the Fin Fest pregame tailgate is designed to engage and interact with the audience.

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Dolphins Strong!  This digitally printed photo backdrop emulates the player’s weight room.

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Super Fan Makeover Station: Fins Force volunteers are on hand to paint faces, apply temporary tattoos and hair coloring.  (Notice the director’s chair with the Dolphins logo imprinted on it, at right.)

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It’s fun for the kids, and adult fans love it too!

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In this Golden Age of Social Media, everyone enjoys a good photo opportunity! #keepitsocial

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This recreation of the locker room leaves fans feeling like they’ve been immersed in the complete experience.

And have you seen what we did with the Golfin Carts and Florida’s Longest Foosball Table?  Check out last month’s “Behind the Scenes” feature on these special projects that are truly unique!

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Ideas to Brighten Your Downtown

by Matt Zerilli  

From main street America to major urban areas, we’ve pulled together a few ideas for ways to brighten your downtown spaces.

Banners with colorful artwork and well designed wayfinding signs can be a great way to build awareness for community events and organizations, direct pedestrian flow, or even generate revenue with sponsorship programs.

Here are five ideas for your consideration!


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1. Light pole Banners

Britten has worked with cities large and small with light pole programs that promote non-profit organizations, festivals or museum exhibits.  Almost every city has a festival at some point throughout the year, if not several.

Here in Traverse City, the light poles on Grandview Parkway make mention of the multitude of local festivals held year round. Celebrating the heritage of the city and promoting downtown business, the light pole banners serve an important purpose. They encourage people to visit downtown, while generating revenue for the city’s operational budget.

Four seasons out of the year, these light pole banners can build awareness and brighten the streets with colorful messages that keep people coming downtown.


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2. Wayfinding Signage

Interacting with tourists and locals alike, wayfinding signs can take on a myriad of forms. The examples shown above were produced for Traverse City by Corbin Design, and they are a great example of permanent displays that can really help your guests find their way to hotels, restaurants and commercial areas.

A recent movement has also been built around “guerrilla wayfinding”, with temporary signs emphasizing walkability to nearby destinations. These flexible signs have been zip tied to poles in cities such as Raleigh, Santa Fe and Colorado Springs. While not always sanctioned by the city, they did generate conversation in biking safety and in some cases led to the implementation of signs which were in fact supported by urban planners. This is an interesting example of tactical urbanism, where a grassroots effort with minimal budget can create a lasting impact on the community at large.

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Whether you need beautiful, permanent displays or temporary signs for festivals and events, Britten Décor specializes in 3-dimensional signs and wayfinding which can help direct traffic to key attractions. Contact us for identification in parking decks and street corners, inside of buildings and ADA signage, as well.


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3. Barricade Graphics

Construction is inevitable, but it doesn’t have to look unsightly.  Brighten up vacant or abandoned spaces with colorful barricades to keep pedestrians safe, and interested in the developments to come!  Mesh material can be temporarily stapled to wooden barricades, or alternately, storefront glass can be applied with decals or similar window treatments.

You can create buzz, or announce new downtown businesses that may be coming to the area.

Britten has built a portfolio of false storefronts and creative options for your construction barricades. Please contact us if we can discuss your upcoming project!


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4. Fencing Scrim

Printed in long continuous runs or segments which can be easily tied to existing or temporary sections of permanent or chain link fence, Britten’s full color graphics are sure to brighten up your downtown space.

Shown above is a promotional message on the campus of Detroit Mercy, though it would be just as suitable to draw attention to a weekly farmer’s market, weekend festival or other event held temporarily in a public space.

Give us your overall dimensions, and we can take care of the rest!  Our talented team of artists and designers will create a look that you are sure to love.


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5. Custom Scaffold Graphics

Wouldn’t you rather see your building look its very best? Why shroud it in ugly scaffolding?

Nothing looks worse on a construction site than unsightly, tattered mesh. But there IS another option!

You can highlight historic or unique architecture while under construction or restoration with a digitally printed curtain with an illustration of the actual building, or any number of other creative solutions.

We’ve redrawn the architectural details of some of the most historic hotels in New York City, or the administration building on a scenic east coast campus as shown above.


In closing, we would love to talk to you about your upcoming project!

Contact us today for a free copy of our Construction & Redevelopment Guide, or helpful tips for starting your City Light Pole Program.