Moire Signs

Moire Signs


      Moire signage, designed as attention-getting advertising.  Moire signs are well suited for bus stops, kiosks, store fronts and malls, airports and train stations.  Use Moire signs behind the counter of a restaurant or bar to pull customers in, or on disco walls or as the dance floor.  In all versions, HinesLab Moire signage creates a floating background of dots to draw the viewer’s attention to the sponsor’s logo or graphic.  The sign’s floating pattern seems to move with each individual viewer as if meant for them alone.  

      The Moire sign above has no moving parts, however is visually interactive.  When a viewer walks past the sign, the background dots follow.  When the viewer stops, the dots stop, playfully mocking the viewer to get their attention.  The background dot pattern always maintains the same angular size to the viewer, so that when the viewer backs away, the dots appear to enlarge relative to the frame.  For signs up to 4 x 6′.


The background pattern can be made to:

  • move in the same direction as a viewer’s motion,
  • move in the opposite direction of a viewer’s motion,
  • move at right angles to the viewer’s motion,
  • to explode (expand) as the viewer approaches,
  • to collapse (shrink) as the viewer approaches,
  • to expand and shrink, even for a stationary viewer, or
  • to spin.

Zooming Moire Sign


      This version of the Moire sign provides interactivity, plus even if the viewer stops moving, the background dot pattern zooms in and out to attract their attention.  Lighted area up to 4 x 4′.


Features of all HinesLab Moire Signs:

  1. The background floating dots are interactive with the viewer.  When the viewer moves, the dot pattern moves.
  2. The graphics are ink jet printed in color and can be easily changed in the field.
  3. The front window can be ordered as glass, acrylic, or unbreakable plastic and can be easily cleaned or replaced.
  4. Signs are built into wall-mounted light boxes.
  5. 110V AC.


      This is a technology announcement and license offer, not a product being offered for sale to end users.  Sign manufacturers are invited to contact Steve Hines to discuss a manufacturing license.



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