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2007 International Sign Contest

Electric Pole/Pylon Signs

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FIRST PLACE

Lorenc + Yoo emphasized walkability, neighborhood authenticity and smalltown ambience when the firm designed environmental graphics for the Firewheel Town Center, Garland, TX’s new lifestyle center. The gateway sign’s bricks and wrought iron reinforce the center’s mainstreet Americana theme. Integrated Signs built halo-lit channel letters, which are illuminated by neon, and installed them onto the galvanized-steel support. Pushthrough, acrylic letters spell out “Town Center” in the oval below. Placards bearing the logo decorate the pillars. Highintensity floodlights sit at ground level and within the structure.

SECOND PLACE

“Everything a pylon sign should be – simplicity of line, impact and minimal text – is there,” said Enseicom designer Jacques Brisebois. Enseicom produced five signs for each entry of the Les Galeries d’Anjou shopping mall. Enseicom fabricated and installed three, 30-ft.-high signs on a service road near two highways and two, 17-ft.-high pylons on the boulevard in front of the mall. White, acrylic, push-through letters, backlit with white neon, powered by 60mA Allanson transformers, contrast with the 1⁄8-in.-thick aluminum panels. The stylized, GE Lexan® polycarbonate “arrow” is covered by 3M translucent vinyl and lit by multiple, white-neon rows. The circular logo recessed into the pylon is also lit by white neon.

THIRD PLACE

James Bond uniquely mixed vodka and gin, then shook the martini mixture– YESCO used an LED/neon combination to ice this concoction. The 20-ft.-tall pylon comprises the 9-ft. 6-in. x 14-ft. 6-in. martini-glass’ .090-gauge aluminum cabinet. SloanLED FlexiBRITE flexible LED tubing outlines the stem and glass. Tecnolux neon, powered by Model 2661 France transformers, illuminates pan channel letters, which are pegged 1 in. off the cabinet, and yellow ILight Plexineon illuminates the toothpick. 3M® vinyl and Dupont paint decorate the graphics.

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