SG BLOG - Big projects. Even bigger ideas.

When you do work on a huge scale, it's bound to be noticed.

Here on the SG blog, we like to talk about the projects and ideas that are currently creating a buzz in the industry.

 

IU Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall Gets Historic Makeover

IU Assembly Hall

Courtesy: InsideTheHall.com

The home of Indiana Basketball Sports a New Look With Help from Creative Hoosiers

After spearheading visual branding and larger-than-life installations for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, NCAA national championships and multiple Super Bowls, Indianapolis-based Sport Graphics and its creative division Section 127 have teamed up to leave a lasting mark on Indiana University’s storied Assembly Hall.

Dedicated on October 14, fans will have their first opportunity to see action in the newly renovated Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on October 22 when IU plays host to Hoosier Hysteria. The $45 million renovation touched every corner of the building and included environmental design, wayfinding and interactive displays, an effort that took nearly 18 months to plan and execute and is intended to heighten the fan experience at every turn.

“From the bold one-of-a-kind, 8’ Trident in the entry to the nuanced details incorporated throughout the building’s décor and signage, fans will be enveloped in the spirit of IU from the moment they arrive at Assembly Hall,” says Kevin Gormal, Section 127’s Senior Creative Director.

Section 127’s vision included iconic 10’ INDIANA letters, a fresh wayfinding system, large-scale mural graphics, university Olympian displays, concrete-engraved donor recognitions and much more. 

Associate Athletic Director for Facilities, Eric Neuburger notes, “what has been created is a great space to gather for events. The environmental design incorporates artifacts, including the retired scoreboard and pieces of the old floor as a reminder of the building’s history.”

This marks one of the largest university projects Sport Graphics and Section 127 have undertaken together to date. It leveraged the team’s full arsenal of talents including branding, space planning, experiential graphic design, printing and installation.

“Universities are putting greater emphasis on creating unique spaces for their athletes, staff and fans, who have come to expect bigger and bolder facilities. We embraced the creative challenge to think big and did so without losing sight of the IU basketball legacy that continues to be written. Doing this in our backyard with such a passionate team made this project very special,” underscored Frank Hancock, President and CEO of Sport Graphics.

Racing to New Heights at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Some of us grew up feeling the rumble of legendary races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. We knew the tradition and mystique the 2.5 mile oval held in the minds of race fans around the world. In 2010, when we were invited to work beside their talented internal marketing and communications team, we were overjoyed to help drive their brand forward.

Our Project 100 work alone extended past the intersection of 16th & Crawfordsville Road, truly traversing the city. Did you know: the larger-than-life signage in the JW Marriott that used a very appropriate 2.5 miles of material?

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Sport Graphics Immerses Fans at Notre Dame’s Shamrock Series

The Shamrock Series is Notre Dame’s home-away-from-home game series, and legions of fans come to enjoy an entire weekend of festivities.

We were called into action to immerse attendees in the Fighting Irish experience when the Notre Dame took on Purdue at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis – pictured below – and again in San Antonio when they face Army on November 12, 2016.

The venues in which these games are played emanate a lifetime of memories for fans who are visiting iconic host stadiums around the country.

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Sport Graphics Continues Partnership with BIG TEN Conference

From men’s and women’s basketball to football championships and everything in-between, our relationship with B1G Ten is second to none. We value every ticket design, field wall and hotel graphics we do with our partners at the B1G Ten.

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