Author Archives: Rob Cooper

Rob Cooper’s shop is in Koh Tao, Thailand.

Transparent graphics can add a lot of appeal to a layout

Transparencies can be an easy way to sneak a logo or graphic into a sign without adding too much clutter—fish or coral for… Read More

Beyond signs: The artwork of Rob Cooper

By anyone’s standards, Rob Cooper serves a unique market. His studio is on the island of Koh Tao, Thailand—a two-hour boat trip from… Read More

Is lack of negative space crippling your layouts?

About three years ago, I sent some photos to my good friend Lane Walker of Solo Signs in Reno, Nevada. I got a… Read More

Signs that sell food

Food signs are fun! For me, the point of food signs is to make someone want to eat—or drink. There’s nothing like using… Read More

Small signs, big messages

I do a lot of small signs, either secondary informational signs or just those that are limited by the space or the use…. Read More

Putting wood to work

In today’s high-tech, synthetic world, it’s easy for signs to start looking all the same. It doesn’t matter where in the world you… Read More

Rules rule!

One of the graphic tools I use often in my sign layouts is the simple horizontal rule. It’s amazing how many times a… Read More