Vale Bob Drew (Drew’s Sign It Pty Ltd)

By Shane Drew / July 31, 2017 / No comments

  Bob was born Robert George Drew on the 15th of March, 1937 in Moonee Ponds, Victoria, and was the first of three children.   His early schooling was hindered by his poor eyesight. Originally the school deemed him as ineducable until they discovered in his second year of school that he couldn’t actually see. More

The most common DIY design errors

By Shane Drew / October 14, 2016 / No comments

As a professional sign company, we see a lot of things that don’t follow general design ‘rules’. Sadly, some of those people that break the rules are from other sign shops.   But rules are made to be broken, right?   Well, no. Rules are there to keep everything on an even keel. Rules are guidelines that More

A $1Bil court case that could change the stock photo landscape

By Shane Drew / July 29, 2016 / No comments

  There are many generous people in society, many just doing what they do without worrying about what financial costs or burdens, they just do what they think is right and hopefully the recipients appreciate the generosity in which it was given.   One such person is Carol M. Highsmith  , probably one of America’s best More

Negativity, it is our enemy

By Shane Drew / June 13, 2016 / No comments

      For the past few weeks I’ve been doing a lot of navel gazing. Why, I hear you ask. Well, simply put, there is nothing on TV.   It is more than that though. I don’t know about you, but elections and election debates and promises aren’t riveting viewing for me. I’d rather More

Choosing a graphic designer can be a nightmare in the making

By Shane Drew / December 18, 2015 / No comments

. Firstly, don’t be alarmed at the headline. I don’t hate designers…. well not all designers anyway. . Unfortunately design companies and sign companies don’t always get on like we should. Some designers have this attitude that the sign companies can’t do their job if it wasn’t for the design team first giving them the concept. More

Paris in crisis…..

By Shane Drew / September 19, 2015 / No comments

Don’t you just love the smell and taste of freshly baked bread? The aroma in the air, the crust crumbling and crackling as you rip apart a bread roll and smother it in layers of soft butter…. Makes me hungry at the thought. It seems that no one likes it better than the French. So much More

Archie character influenced many childhoods. A sad final chapter.

By Shane Drew / July 25, 2015 / No comments

  Who can remember the iconic comic form our youth? If you can’t, you are clearly younger than the writer. Archie and his Riverdale pals were given life by their creator, Cartoonist and Artist Tom Moore. From 1953 to the late 1980s, Archie was a staple read for the youth of the day. Sadly Tom More

Goodbye to the ‘father’ of the iconic Pink Flamingo

By Shane Drew / June 29, 2015 / 1 comment

Who remembers the lawn ornament that graced front yards and gardens in the days of our youth? Although a staple in American culture, Australian homes were sometimes adorned with these little creatures in places that had small yards and even smaller gardens. 79 year old Donald Featherstone creator of the pink plastic lawn flamingo, the More

Wos is das?

By Shane Drew / June 15, 2015 / No comments

A while ago now, 3 generations of Drew’s were working on site at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. A great place, run by dedicated people, doing good things for our wildlife. So, when you work there, the ethic of helping tends to take over. It is no surprise then, when tourist see you working in a uniform, More

The Psychology of Colour

By Shane Drew / June 13, 2015 / No comments

Colour choice is an important step in designing everything from signage to point of sale advertising. It has been the subject of many blogs and industry articles over many years, yet DIY designers often make fundamental errors in the getting their marketing message across to the buying public successfully. In this day and age where More

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