Did you know that we do transparent window graphics?  We don't do them often, but as a full service graphics shop, we have the capability to create many unique projects. Here is a project we recently completed for Bucknell University that challenged us to try something new.

On the second floor of Bucknell's Sojka (basketball) Pavilion, there is an 80 foot row of windows which overlook the Kinney Natatorium. The Bucknell athletics department asked us to design and install a stampede of graphic bison across these windows. The design needed to be continuous across all windows, use the Bucknell colors of blue and orange and tie in with the graphic style of the Bucknell Bison logo.

After some brainstorming, we all agreed that transparent graphics would be the most dramatic. Light would shine through and make the imagery glow; like a stained glass window.

The design process was challenging, production took some very careful planning, and we had to experiment with new materials and techniques with our digital printer, but the Bucknell athletics department is thrilled with the way it turned out. Take a look.

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When it comes to advertising, vehicle graphics are an economical and effective solution. Full wraps are particularly impressive, especially when the graphics are applied to a large surface. A box truck or enclosed trailer with high impact graphics can double as a rolling billboard.


As part of a complete image overhaul, the owner of Dead Center Archery came to see us about wrapping his 16 foot concession trailer. Dead Center's marketing director/designer had already created high quality artwork. After swapping some tech specs and sharing some files, we had everything we needed to get started.

After carefully planning and engineering the digital artwork, the design was output on our wide format digital printer. Once the prints were prepped and ready to apply, the trailer was brought to our shop for the final phase. Installing the prints, especially over curved surfaces, can be challenging. By installing in house, we have easy access to the tools and equipment necessary to get the job done right.

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Since our last blog post we've produced our first commissioned sculpted sign. Mike and Lois Purcell, owners of the Bull Run Tap House in downtown Lewisburg originally contacted us with a request for a new wooden entrance sign. Like many of our projects, the process evolved from there.

We don't work with wood; instead we use more stable, long-lasting materials. As we explored the options with our clients, a custom sculpted sign piqued their interest, and they visited the MCS office to get a first-hand look at ours.

The project was a go. We started by designing a new logo (right), then moved onto the sign fabrication and installation. A blend of high-tech materials and old-world craftsmanship, sculpted signs are very labor intensive. But the results speak for themselves -- Mike and Lois report their new sign has gotten lots of attention and compliments.

Click on the images below for a brief tutorial of their project, and please contact us with any questions or comments, or to discuss your new custom sign (sculpted or not).

Bull Run Tap House logo

Ever been to one of the Disney theme parks and notice the incredibly imaginative, attention-getting three-dimensional signage? Even if you haven't, we hope you'll enjoy learning a little about sculptured signs, how they're made, and the world of possibilities they offer your business or organization.

This creative technique typically combines a fabricated metal framework with sculpted concrete, CNC carving and sculpted clay to create unlimited three-dimensional effects.

MCS now offers this exciting technology. Our first sculptural sign is now located at the entrance of our lane. Click on thumbnail images below to view full slides and process descriptions.

This free-form media is a unique way to generate tremendous visual impact and stand out from the crowd. Indoors or out, your sculpted sign will be a treasured landmark. Contact us for more information!

Hello and welcome to a new year, our new blog, and many new happenings with Middle Creek Signs. We’re really excited about what lies ahead in 2014!

For starters, we’ve updated our website by improving navigation and adding new content, including recent samples of our work. On a related note, this new blog is a great way to share current events, new sign building technologies and other pertinent info.

Secondly, our son Daniel Brill, who’s apprenticed with MCS for the last ten years, has officially joined the staff after graduating last year from California University of PA with a degree in Graphic Communications and Multimedia Technology. His specialized skills will be instrumental in moving our company forward in the year(s) ahead.

MCS_FamilyLastly (and perhaps most exciting), we are now offering Sculpted Signs to our clients. This new product line is made from specially formulated putties, epoxies, and sometimes other materials to achieve the desired sculpted outcome, like the large rock shown here. New techniques combined with the design freedom of the “Sculptor” (yes, that’s us!) allow us to create a truly eye-catching landmark for your company or organization. (Stay tuned for more details on these new developments)

How’s the New Year look for you? If a new sign or logo (or upgrading your existing signage) is in your plans, it’s not too early to start the process moving along. Like most sign makers, Spring and Summer are our busiest months. Starting early gives us plenty of time to consult, plan and create your brand new image-building masterpiece. Please contact us – we look forward to learning about your vision!