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Old 04-09-2013, 10:49 AM
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ZAM makes Tee Signs

Tee Signs were my very first contract job in DG so it's fitting that I've been doing a little on the side lately. Yeti's been designing and installing courses at schools and we arrived at a very cost-effective sign.

These are printed on 5x10 sheet metal, laminated, UV, blah blah blah all the normal specs you'd see from the tee sign giants. They're bolted top and bottom in the center to wooden posts that aren't much more narrow than the sign, and in more vandal-prone areas, we'd bolt the 4 corners.

Bear in mind, this is a school course for kids... don't get silly over the course difficulty
I included Hole 8 because Yeti requested the cool Ace Run! graphic. I think it's awesome for the kids!! Anything that looks sorta video-gamey may be the thing that gets 'em outside for a day.

Posting these as attention-seeking behavior, I guess. It's my 3rd-ranking job, don't do much of it, probably can't take on any more clients than Yeti for now. But deep down I've always hoped I could advance the standards for tee sign graphics, and maybe this could serve to fuel some discussion and mindshare.

This size/style isn't about complexity... just a simple, inviting presentation of disc golf.

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Old 04-09-2013, 10:54 AM
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:57 AM
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Yes, I own discgolfteesigns.com
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:04 AM
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but is it YOUR company?
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:09 AM
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but is it YOUR company?
every bit as legitimate as my bike courier service

I bill it under ZAMdesign like everything else
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:32 AM
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Looks good man. Very kid friendly design.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:03 PM
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I think the sings look great, up until the goofy "Ace Run" lettering. But seriously though, they look far better than I would have done. Good stuff here.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:03 PM
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I'll be honest when I read the title kinda assumed/hoped that the tee sign would be steampunk theemed.

*edit I'm knocking it though really good work Zam.

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Old 04-09-2013, 12:59 PM
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I'll be honest when I read the title kinda assumed/hoped that the tee sign would be steampunk theemed.
Haha, do I have a rep for steampunk? Not sure I understand
But I'm all for off-the-deep-end stylized signs if it matches the course!

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"Ace Run" lettering
There's a first time for everything! Never did anything like that before.

The course is on a middle school campus, so I loved the idea of including it. On Yeti's sketch, that hole just had "Ace Run!" written above the distance, I took it as a joke, like, "ha ha look at this 100-footer". But in review, he asked for the Ace Run! text to be included above the basket.

Think of it like a kid; compared to the little yellow basket shape, this carnival-style decoration makes it a more exciting target. I could see this hole as the spot where Young Zachary would hang out with my homies emptying the bag. It's a novelty shot, which is exactly the kind of thing that can get kids interested in throwing golf discs. It's got some excitement to it... a more engaging challenge than just "here's where your target is located".

I ramble about the Ace Run! thing because it illustrates something I think is overlooked in tee sign design -- these signs should make new people want to play! They're little billboards for the sport, informative for players and engaging for passers-by. I assume that park users (or kids/parents in this case) will have seen someone playing before, and at a separate time have a moment to look at the sign. Those two put together -- cool frisbee flight plus the graphical look of a real sport -- should plant in their mind that it's a legitimate sporting game that they should try.

Thanks for the positive feedback! (legit no sarcasm) I think the Ace Run! is a good point to bring up. And of course, it should go without saying... that's a Kids' Course sign feature

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Old 04-09-2013, 01:04 PM
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They do look nice and fulfill all of the tee sign requirements. Well done ZAM.
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