But you can bet I am also keeping my eyes peeled for inspiration and new ways of doing things. I took note of how digital prints are now often combined with dimensional work - especially on things like menu boards because they need to be changed often. Long gone are the days when everything is hand painted. We've been seeing this kind of work for a few years now. It looks pretty good and is a practical way of doing these kinds of signs - without losing the magic of 3D.
But digital prints are old news these days. More and more I am seeing digital screens for things like menu boards. Changeable in an instant or during different mealtimes in the day I believe they are the way of the future. But they can still retain the MAGIC of 3D - with the addition of a carved surround. Disney of course ramps it up one more level. The artwork on the digital screen was superb and then they took it one notch higher yet and added animation.
I of course was busy taking notes - and pictures. Seeing how these ideas could be used tougher effectively put about a thousand ideas into my brain.
Today was only the first of many days here. My brain could well explode before we are done...