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2007 International Sign Contest

Commercial Sign Systems

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FIRST PLACE

Giving new meaning to the term “full-service banking,” the institution’s management complemented the lucre in the vault with the Gold Café. L + H outfitted the coffee bar and its environs with a broad graphic treatment that included acrylic-faced, pylon signs; wall-hung murals; and other digital graphics. The shop decorated Chemcast GP acrylic panels with Avery Graphics’ AG translucent film outdoors and A6 opaque films indoors. To create the logo, L + H routed acrylic on its MultiCam 3000 CNC router. Structural components comprised routed, formed and welded, .080-in. aluminum. Magnet-secured frames facilitated menuboard installation.

SECOND PLACE

Brampton’s Rose Theatre received a dignified package of signage and wayfinding that reinforces the building’s architecture. According to Kramer’s Brian McCall, “The finishes combine a rich palette of oiled, patina copper, walnut and anodized aluminum in a champagne finish.” Concealed, architectural uplighting complements the waterjet-cut, freestanding signage. The exterior-entrance letters, which stand 14 in. tall and 12 ft. wide, were fitted to the façade’s curved ledge.

THIRD PLACE

Replicating the flora and fauna of the Serengeti plains in the rolling foothills of central North Carolina likely proved challenging, but ASG and the zoo’s inhouse design team performed their jobs admirably. The aluminum, post-and-panel program entails painted faux finishes, cut-vinyl graphics and custom metal fabrications. The main-ID sign measures 10 ft. x 10 ft. 8 in.; the large directional signs span 9 x 7 ft.; and 14 ft. x 1 ft. 4-in., lot-ID pylons feature changeable-message boxes.

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