Best Client Design/Shop Fabrication, Non-Illuminated, Small + Medium Shops of 2019

Synergy Sign gets extra creative with a door project.
2019 Signshop Competition: Synergy Sign wins Best Client Design/Shop Fabrication, Non-Illuminated, Small + Medium Shops

First Place

Synergy Sign & Graphics

Strasburg, OH; synergysign.com

Client: Broad Run Cheese House / Swiss Heritage Winery

Selling Price: $12,000

Designers: Client rough design, final design by James Dawson

Fabricators: James Dawson, Harold Dawson, Jeremiah Fierbaugh

Installers: James Dawson, Harold Dawson

Fabrication Equipment/Tools: MultiCam 3000 Series router, X-Edge tooling router bits

Installation Equipment/Tools: Milwaukee drills and drivers, PL Premium 8X glue

Materials/Components: Coastal Enterprises PBLT-18 and PBLT-30, Sherwin Williams paints

Software: SAi EnRoute Pro 6.0, Adobe Illustrator

The doors were 3D modeled in EnRoute Pro 6 and carved using X-Edge Ball end mills on a MultiCam 3000 router. The skins were then glued and screwed to the steel doors and coated with various paint and glazing. The valance above the doors was glued and fastened to the drywall.

Second Place

Orion Architectural Signage took second for their role in this administration signage.
Orion Architectural Signage took second for their role in this administration signage.

Orion Architectural Signage

Carnegie, PA; orionsignage.com

Client: Seton Hill University

Designer: KMA Design (Carnegie, PA)

Fabricator: Orion Architectural Signage

Installer: Vital Signs (Carnegie, PA)

Fabrication Equipment/Tools: HP 315 Latex printer, Daige laminator

Materials/Components: 3M LX480C Adhesive Vinyl, 3M 8520 2-mil Cast Matte laminate

Software: Adobe Creative Suite

Vital Signs was asked to print and install a timeline on the walls of the administration building at Seton Hill University. The artwork was designed by KMA Design. The timeline was approximately 80 ft. wide x 8 ft., 4 in. tall.

Third Place

C-Mac Pictures placed third with this sign for a newspaper's venue.
C-Mac Pictures placed third with this sign for a newspaper's venue.

C-Mac Pictures

Marfa, TX; cmacpictures.com 

Client: The Sentinel

Designers: The Sentinel (vintage from newspaper), "The", "Newspaper, coffee, cocktails" layout and font by Hot Slice Design Studio (Salt Lake City)

Fabricator: Carolyn Macartney

Installer: Carolyn Macartney

Fabrication Equipment/Tools: projector, laser level, scaffold, paint brushes

Installation Equipment/Tools: scaffold, paint brushes

Materials/Components: 1-shot paint

Software: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Lightroom

This is the facade for the new location of the Big Bend Sentinel newspaper and cafe. The newspaper was recently purchased and its new location features an office and a venue. The venue is called "The Sentinel." The owners, Maisie Crow and Max Kabat, worked with Hot Slice Design for the vintage font for the words other than "Sentinel," which hails from the newspaper, and that design goes back to around 1950.

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