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Monday, April 23, 2018

Custom IS Our Standard

We’re not in the business of restricting (or constraining) the design process.

Every­day we con­sult with our clients, answer ques­tions, help with ideas, col­lab­o­rate on solu­tions and review sit­u­a­tions, spec­i­fi­ca­tions, brand­ing, goals, and envi­ron­ment for the pre­cise sign you and your client envision. 

Some­times this may be an off the shelf” type of item, but more fre­quent­ly we are work­ing with a con­cep­tu­al design that needs thought and con­sid­er­a­tion before pro­duc­tion designs can be cre­at­ed.  Choice and selec­tion of mate­ri­als, loca­tion, engi­neer­ing, etc is our sweet spot.  Con­sid­er us your Google” for cus­tom sign man­u­fac­tur­ing. Keep read­ing for some examples. 

Make it Match

This is a cus­tom built post cap that we cre­at­ed to match exist­ing his­tor­i­cal ver­sions. Our team was able to deliv­er this unique piece by uti­liz­ing 3D Soft­ware on our CNC table. Once com­plet­ed, we paint­ed to match the exist­ing versions. 

Sign as Sculpture

A local design­er cre­at­ed a con­cep­tu­al design for a LIBRARY” sculpture/​sign. Through col­lab­o­ra­tion and open minds, the design dis­cus­sion lead to a con­cept and a plan for the man­u­fac­tur­ing of this very unique, fin­ished on all four sides, a piece of art­work. These alu­minum fab­ri­cat­ed let­ters were pole mount­ed to cre­ate the fun stacked’ look.

Span­ning the Prairie

Part­ner­ing with a devel­op­er on this Prairie-style design. We worked with their ini­tial designs to cre­ate pro­duc­tion draw­ings and man­u­fac­ture these three mas­sive truss signs that include illu­mi­na­tion. An intri­cate rail sys­tem allowed our client’s installers to slow­ly low­er these truss­es into place with a boom truck. 

Throw­back Theater

Add the new but keep the old with the restora­tion of this 1925 built the­atre. Dou­ble-sided fab­ri­cat­ed box­es pro­vide the back­drop of front and back­lit fab­ri­cat­ed let­ters. The con­cep­tu­al design was includ­ed with a full brand­ing pack­age. Inspi­ra­tion came from his­toric the­aters and the orig­i­nal design of the Dundee. A smarter ver­sion of neon” works hard on the side of the build­ing and is much more effi­cient, since it is LED

So, the next time you’re faced with a crazy request, con­cep­tu­al design, or inter­est­ing idea, just let us know how we can help. Con­tact Us Here.