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

azpro (Avondale, AZ) breaks through with this huge, self-promotional banner.
2019 Signshop Competition: azpro (Avondale, AZ) wins Best Original Design and Fabrication, Non-Illuminated, Large Shop

First Place

azpro

Avondale, AZ; azprogroup.com

Client: azpro

Designers: Mick Urias, Tom Radz

Fabricator: azpro

Installer: azpro

Fabrication Equipment/Tools: HP Scitex XP5100 printer

Installation Equipment/Tools: 86-ft. boom lift

Materials/Components: Ultraflex 7-oz. Select Eclipse banner

Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Caldera, PrintIQ

This large banner (172 x 442 in.), which was installed across the street from the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Chase Field, used an image of the parking garage on which the banner was installed to give the illusion of the baseball breaking through the structure.

Second Place

Metro Sign and Awning rode to second place with this and other graphics for Dynatrace
Metro Sign and Awning rode to second place with this and other graphics for Dynatrace.

Metro Sign and Awning

Tewksbury, MA; metrosignandawning.com

Client: Dynatrace

Selling Price: $60,000

Designer: Matthew Morgenson

Fabricators: Ken Federico, Julie Giannini

Installers: Julie Giannini, Julian Garcia

Fabrication Equipment/Tools: Roland plotter (vinyl cutter), Roland digital printer, Royal Sovereign laminator

Installation Equipment/Tools: Squeegee, tape, step ladders

Materials/Components: 3M IJ18150 Clear film, Avery Dennison SC5861 Etchmark Etched Glass Film, 3M black film

Software: Adobe Illustrator

Our client approached us with the request to have a sports theme for each of their conference rooms. They are a global company with a love of sports and they wanted a fun reference name when scheduling the rooms. They provided the 13 sport themes and asked Metro to come up with concepts for their creative and marketing teams to review. Metro's design and graphic team collaborated to create this display of graphics throughout their corporate office in Waltham, MA.

Third Place

Metro Sign and Awning also took third place with this hanging sign for the Charles River Museum
Metro Sign and Awning also took third place with this hanging sign for the Charles River Museum.

Metro Sign and Awning

Tewksbury, MA; metrosignandawning.com

Client: Downtown Waltham Partnership

Selling Price: $5,400

Designers: Susan MacGregor

Fabricator: Metro Sign & Awning

Installer: Metro Sign & Awning

Fabrication Equipment/Tools: 5 x 10-ft. MultiCam router, Roland TrueVIS VG-540 Eco-Solvent Inkjet Printer/Cutter

Installation Equipment/Tools: Ford Elliott V60 bucket truck

Materials/Components: 1/4-in. aluminum with painted finish to mimic aged metal, 3-in. aluminum tube frame, .080-in. aluminum sheet, digital printing on vinyl

Software: CorelDRAW X6, SAi EnRoute v5.1, SAi FlexiSIGN

Other Components/Tools: AkzoNobel paint system

This 91-in. high x 48-in. wide sign is a double-sided framed aluminum blade with a changeable sign panel insert. The museum's main focus is industrial revolution history, particularly of machines used to fabricate items in the late 1800s in Massachusetts. The sign top is a replica of one of the museum's many machine gears.


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