Best Original Design and Fabrication, Non-Illuminated, Medium Shop of 2019

Sign Effectz (Milwaukee) prevails with massive goalie mask sign.
2019 Signshop Competition: Sign Effectz wins Best Original Design and Fabrication, Non-Illuminated, Medium Shop

First Place

Sign Effectz Inc.

Milwaukee; signeffectz.com

Client: The Milwaukee Admirals

Designers: Adam Brown, Chuck Wenzel, Wenzel Designs (Waukesha, WI)

Fabricators: Adam Brown, Marcus Wickman, Roger, Zach Dlugi, Terry Gest, Chuck Wenzel

Installers: Adam Brown, Mike Dlugi, Zach Dlugi

Fabrication Equipment/Tools: CNC router, paint booth, sanders and Gerber Sabre 408 router table, assorted hand tools.

Installation Equipment/Tools: Mobile cart

Materials/Components: ½-in. plywood substructure, polyethylene plastic sheeting, Smooth-On expanding urethane foam; 4- and 6-oz. fiberglass cloth

Software: CorelDRAW

Sign Effectz collaborated with the Milwaukee Admirals to design and build a giant goalie mask that not only embodied the team’s current brand and color scheme, but also paid homage to Milwaukee and to previous aspects of the Admirals’ brand, such as past team logos.

Second Place - tie

Signs West had two different sign projects tie for second in this category.
Signs West had two different sign projects tie for second in this category.

Signs West

Austin, TX; signswestaustin.com

Client: Bluebonnet Commercial Management 

Selling Price: $2,000

Designer: Deborah Camp

Fabricators: Cesar Arizpe, Jesus Gallegos

Installers: Anthony Sardella, Orrin McCray

Fabrication Equipment/Tools: CNC router, paint booth

Installation Equipment/Tools: Drill, level, lift

Materials/Components: Aluminum with paint and acrylic letters

Software: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

Bluebonnet is a property management company based out of Austin, TX. They bought an existing apartment complex and wanted to re-brand to look more modern following a slightly retro, Beverly Hills hotel style.
 

Second Place - tie

Signs West produced this sign for Medio Springs Ranch Apartments.
Signs West produced this sign for Medio Springs Ranch Apartments.

Signs West

Austin, TX; signswestaustin.com

Client: Medio Springs Ranch Apartments

Selling Price: $8,500

Designer: Deborah Camp

Fabricators: Signs West, Galaxy Builders (built structure designed by Signs West)

Installers: Orrin McCray, Deborah Camp

Fabrication Equipment/Tools: CNC router, paint booth

Installation Equipment/Tools: Drill, level, mounting templates

Materials/Components: HDU foam, acrylic, CMU blocks, stucco, foam

Software: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

The builder came to us with no concept or artwork other than a name. Our designer came up with the logo and monument design concepts.

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