2024 Fabrication & Signage Trends

In 2024, it’s no surprise that we are seeing the ongoing trend of industries shifting from physical to digital, and this is also the case in both signage and fabrication. Physical signage might considered outdated in certain realms, however, it will always retain a presence, whether in retail, hospitality, transportation, healthcare, education, and many more. Whilst developments in this field aren’t as innovative or revolutionary as seen in other industries, 2024 signage trends are allowing businesses to create more engaging displays.

How Signage & Fabrication Is Evolving

From incorporating multiple materials to building tactile displays, modular designs, sustainability, and technology, here are five fabrication and signage trends in 2024.

Tactile Displays

With digital interfaces growing in popularity, making physical signage more engaging can offer an edge. Raised lettering and 3D elements help to establish a physical presence, and with displays that are designed to be interactive, this can be better suited. Creating tactile displays can promote brand interactions, which can help to strengthen connections with consumers. 

Multi-Material Fabrication

By combining multiple materials, manufacturers can create stunning displays that add depth and dimension to signage. Not only can it be used to create visually captivating designs, but by incorporating different materials, it can help to elevate aesthetics, which can be particularly important for luxury brands. Different finishes can also be used to enhance storytelling by allowing brand values to be better reflected. 


A broader trend that is growing in popularity across all sectors and industries, environmental consciousness is becoming a driving force in signage, prompting a surge in the use of sustainable materials. Many manufacturers are using recycled acrylics and reclaimed materials to extend product lifecycles, as well as repurposing materials with different use cases. In various displays that require printing, using eco-friendly inks and exploring digital printing technologies can help to minimise environmental impact. As designs can be made visually exciting and environmentally friendly, businesses do not need to compromise. 

In addition to materials and printing, sustainability can also be prioritised by using low-energy lighting. Not only can solutions like LEDs reduce energy consumption and improve efficiency, but they can also result in a longer lifespan as well. 

Modular Designs

Modular systems that are built with interchangeable components can be easily added, removed, or rearranged, allowing businesses to change their displays as required. As the same sign can be adapted for different purposes or locations, it can allow for scalability as and when required by incorporating existing modules, and for additional components to be added. By efficiently using modular materials, designs can also be more cost-effective over the long run versus regular signage. Despite often involving a greater initial cost, it can prove to be a greater investment over time. 


No longer just used in digital displays, technology is used in signage and fabrication as a driving force for engagement and interactivity. Whilst kinetic displays are not new, evolving technology is allowing for displays to move and draw attention for a lower cost. By incorporating kinetic elements like levers, buttons, or rotating panels into signs, consumers can physically manipulate the display and engage with displays more interactively. 

The rise of digital displays is allowing for even greater interactivity, with touchscreen displays offering an immersive and engaging experience. Additionally, projection technology is being to transform physical objects and buildings into dynamic displays. By casting cast images, animations, or even videos onto a surface, businesses can bring stories and demonstrations to life. 


Matching a broader branding shift towards minimalism, simpler signage is experiencing a rise in popularity. Instead of ornate and cluttered designs, signage is leaning towards clean lines, simple fonts, and strategic use of negative space. By stripping away unnecessary elements, minimalist signage is helping brands to stand out and be more memorable. Many brands are using colour to represent their brands, and we see this through retail signage and displays. 

Whether you use multi-material fabrication, tactile displays, modular designs or technology, by incorporating new signage trends, you can create more captivating displays that are more likely to attract consumer attention. Additionally, by incorporating sustainable materials, you can show your brand’s commitment to a greener future.

If you plan on incorporating new signage trends into your displays but don’t know what products to use or where to start, get in touch with us now.

About Mulford

Mulford is an Australian company that has been providing high-quality products for over 75 years. Instrumental in pioneering many of today’s wide applications of plastics through Asia Pacific, Mulford's materials are used across various dynamic industries from Building and Construction to Corporate Signage, Shop-fitting, Engineering, Mass Transportation, Digital Printing, Electrical, and Electronic industries. 

In addition to our ASTARIGLAS® Cast Acrylic Sheets, we offer a wide range of plastic products, including acrylic, PVC, polycarbonate, and polyethylene, with a variety of services, such as custom fabrication and design. The technical and product support offered by Mulford is unparalleled, as our expertise gives customers every assurance of applying the right product for the right application. When combined with our vast network of sales and distribution centres, customers are guaranteed first-class service from dedicated teams.

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