A lesson from making hundreds of signs: don’t be boring. Whether you're launching something new or kicking things back up again, a new storefront sign is sure to get people talking.
Looking for the ultimate guide to designing menus that change on the drop of a hat? You’ve come to the right place. Read on to learn about different techniques, and the advantages and pitfalls of each.
What do plastic surgery, beer, and first class flying have in common? See how we made signs for the most diverse spaces.
Chic, modern room signs can be the ultimate office upgrade you never know you needed. Get inspired by these examples, which spark joy with every turn of the corner.
Neon lighting gave cities like Las Vegas and New York their bustling, nighttime glow throughout the 20th century. Now they’ve made their way into interiors in an unexpected way, and we're totally [...]
What do imported silk, avocados, and eighty years of rust have in common? See how our customers pushed the limits of signage.
What does moss, historical photos, and clocks have in common? See how these designs from our customers push the limits of signage.
It’s no longer work as usual. Returning to work following a pandemic is concerning and scary. Here's how a few changes around the office can help safely transition your team from Zoom back to the [...]
See how we made an Instagram-friendly sign for a small business dropping ice cream-stuffed doughnuts at a new location.
Don’t underestimate the power of signmaking skills when it comes to creative problem carving.
What do living plants, solid brass, and a bloom of jellyfish have in common? See how our customers pushed the limits of signage.
What do Arduino controls, wood from a horse barn, and apocalyptic weathering have in common? See how our customers pushed the limits of signage.
In today's digital age, is it possible to achieve both efficiency and creativity while still designing and making custom signage? For one California-based company, the answer has been a [...]
When it comes to creating a productive and inspiring work environment, ask any designer and you’ll learn that plants are always a good idea.
Our very own Mike Cheung was featured in an episode of Founder Chats! Founder Chats is a podcast in which each week Baremetrics Founder, Josh Pigford, sits down with a different founder to talk shop.
Brass signs are true Insta bait—but designing one can be tricky. Not to worry: follow these 5 rules and you’re on your way to mastering that chic, retro look.
These 26 companies figured out how to brighten up their space with a brass sign—and we'll show you how, too. Get inspired with signs that achieve that iconic look...without getting gaudy.
Unlike other states, California requires two signs for restrooms. Follow the three steps below to ensure that your signs pass inspections—and blend in seamlessly with your interior.
We’ve shipped more than 305 signs in the last 12 weeks, but here are the top ten designs from our customers that pushed the limits.
Hooray—you've moved into a new space! Now you're faced with a new challenge: nobody knows where things are, and the temporary post-its just aren't cutting it.
Nearly 2,000 signs and more than 4,000 consultations later, we've learned the most important thing: There's never enough coffee.
Join us in supporting your small business community—because shopping small is a big deal. To help you out, we put together a list of some really great people that we've worked with over the years.
Great work! You’re now on your last and final step – displaying your ADA signage. Follow these illustrations to avoid making easy mistakes.
Consider this the Cliffs Notes of rules for ADA compliant text. (Don’t worry, we won’t tell.)
We'll show you where you need to stick to ADA standards—and where you can get creative.
Learn how to add Braille to your signage with this easy, foolproof method.
Overwhelmed by all the Braille requirements? Don't be. Follow these 5 tips to make sure your custom signs pass inspections with a breeze.
For decades, people with disabilities fought for equal access in the United States. Here's a quick journey from where we started to where we are now.
Jeff at Ugmonk describes his experience working with Tinkering Monkey on custom signage.
See how Plasso used Tinkering Monkey to brand a new office—on a tight budget.
Tinkering Monkey was featured in the Sep 2018 issue of Sign of the Times, a leading brand for comprehensive sign-industry news, technical information and in-depth analysis.
We've shipped more than 150 signs since June, but here are the ten that made it on our list of favorites.
We'll show you how to give your mission statement, company quotes, or core values a fresh new look.
Tinkering Monkey announced their new service package tailored to help designers and business owners create signage solutions.
We worked closely with the Thumbtack in-house design team to bring their new branding to life—right on time for their public announcement.
The Challenge: Design and build a catapult to launch a large water balloon the farthest possible distance.
We're looking for someone who is confident working with their hands and is keen on a high level of craftsmanship.
After 6 years and 1000+ signs, we’re moving into 816,480 cubic inches of glorious studio space.
Torched Wood Torched signs are burned and left raw, with a lightly textured feeling and will change with time if left outdoors or in direct sunlight. They’re a great option for a more [...]
Side by side comparison Raised Etched Maximum size of sign None. Signs over 8′ x 4′ will need to be tiled. 35.5″ x 23.5″ for a single part Minimum size for artwork [...]