This was a kind of nice break – a small, classy office sign in San Clemente, CA. Just because it’s small does not mean it was simple!
The client wanted a dimensional logo, with red and brushed silver facing. On the logo, the red facing would also have a color gradation. I would need to keep the red color on those pieces matching the red used on the rest of the sign.
The solution was a laser cut project – black 1/2″ acrylic backing pieces, with red acrylic (for a nice, deep, glossy color) and brushed silver engraving material. Both facing colors were laminated to the black backing, then laser cut to match the client’s logo perfectly.
The gradation was created by digitally printing on transparent vinyl. That vinyl was laminated for protection and a deeper gloss finish.
Here’s a conference room display Big City provided for St. Pius X • St. Matthias Academy in Downey (LA County, California). Dimensional black acrylic laser cut letters, and black acrylic logo laser cut to shape with digitally printed facing and 1″ stand-offs to add more dimension.This kind of display is a cost-effective way to bring a message with impact in the day-to-day environment.
Recently Big City Signs was awarded the task to provide a new monument sign for the offices of this organization in Garden Grove, Orange County, California. We were to replace an ancient (it seems!) steel single-sided monument sign with a new two-sided aluminum sign with dimensional stainless steel letters and logo. Below, some details of the project.
First – here’s what the new sign looks like:
Here’s what the original sign looked like (pretty much anything would be an improvement – it had seen better days, long ago):
First, the project had to go through approvals, of course, with various responsible people in the company. The final revision ended up looking like this:
After that was approved, it was on to get the permit from the city. A minor change or two, and that part went through. On to the concrete footing!
Meanwhile, back in the shop, the aluminum cabinet was being fabricated, and the letter studs pre-drilled to be attached on-site on installation day.
So after a long day of assembly on site, here is the final result – along with a very happy client: