How many times are children told “don’t touch” and “don’t climb” on things? Well, we’re here to show you signage that CAN be touched and climbed on.
The signage design for this type of use must be thought out in advance so the end product is engineered for a more “hands on” experience.
Our first example of this type of signage that is meant to be “crawl on” are 48”H dimensional letters created for ASI Signage Innovations Iowa and installed at The Crew Center, a community and activities center in Woodbine, IA. The letters are 24” thick with a specific design in mind, with the purpose of being safe enough to play and crawl on. The font is a more rounded version that varies from their branding specifically for the purpose of having softer corners in an effort to provide more of a safe environment for children to play on. The finish is a bedliner finish so appears more matte and is very durable for the conditions and use.
*Installed photos provided by ASI Signage Innovations, Latimer Group
Next, this public art feature was designed by Art Partners Group in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. This project, 10WE, is an office building that straddles Golden Valley and Saint Louis Park in Minnesota. The 20”H x 18”W x 96”L art pieces are actually dimensional letters that double as benches. Each bench has a row of LED’s that shine down from underneath the seat to illuminate the lettering. Along with the “bench” signage, we fabricated a set of 144“H ground mounted letters with a unique design that are internally illuminated.
*installed photos provided by Art Partners Group
We are seeing more and more designs along these lines and enjoy working with our clients to make these creations come to life. This type of signage definitely pushes the boundaries of design and engineering and the payoff is that the final installs are always unique.