A Company First – Two Sign Monument Projects with Same Names

We have two sign monument projects with same names leaving iour docks the same day, but are in different parts of the country!

This is the design for Skyview Towers in the north east. It is one of our standard monument models with embossed graphics. Here is the design as approved by our customer:

Two Sign Monument Projects With Same Names - Skyview Townhomes Sign Monument Design

Two Sign Monument Projects With Same Names – Skyview Townhomes Sign Monument Design

And here are pictures of the completed sign monument and a close up of the dimensional embossed graphics:

Two Sign Monument Projects With Same Names - Skyview Townhomes Sign Monument Complete

Two Sign Monument Projects With Same Names – Skyview Townhomes Sign Monument Complete

Two Sign Monument Projects With Same Names - Skyview Townhomes Sign Monument Graphics

Two Sign Monument Projects With Same Names – Skyview Townhomes Sign Monument Graphics

And here is the other Skyview project, a standard monument model for a property out west:

Two Sign Monument Projects With Same Names - Skyview Towers Sign Monument Completed

Two Sign Monument Projects With Same Names – Skyview Towers Sign Monument Completed

Complete our Contact Form to request a quote on your upcoming monument sign project.

Our team is a collaboration of artists with decades of experience in the dimensional signage and monument industry. Your project suited to your needs. We will provide you with the most dynamically designed signage solution. We will help you to brand the individuality of your company or property.

Our focus is to design, produce, and deliver the Best sign products.

Our goal is to make you look your Best, and to save you unnecessary expenses.

We offer personal service, creativity and value.

Our custom monument signs provide a sense of distinction and permanence to your property. Our outdoor lighted business signs and monuments are the style most desired and required by municipalities nationwide for an all over better looking community.

With over (2) decades of nationwide success, we will make You Look Your Best!

Church Sign Monument Light Boxes

This church in Florida shares its facilities with three congregations. We we asked to design and produce this church sign monument light boxes project as by sharing facilities, they are open at night. This required the sign light up at night, so we integrated a daylight sensor so the three light box cabinets turn on with the sun setting, and off again with the sun rise.

Here is our design of a sign column with faux masonry (stacked block stone pattern) and the three light box cabinets as ‘flags’ to match the modern architecture of the building:

Church Sign Monument Light Boxes - Design Concept

Church Sign Monument Light Boxes – Design Concept

Once the design was approved, we then began production. We allow our customers to be involved in the production process by showing photography of projects in progress. We welcome feedback in getting exactly the desired results!

Here is a picture of the church sign light boxes project after completion and all customer feedback:

Church Sign Monument Light Boxes Project - Day View

Church Sign Monument Light Boxes Project – Day View

And we of course take a night time view for approval before crating:

Church Sign Monument Light Boxes Project - Night View

Church Sign Monument Light Boxes Project – Night View

The customer wanted us to change the bottom two light box cabinet graphics before shipping, which we gladly performed without any additional fees. This was an easy fix for us as we design all of our sign projects to be easily maintained with changeable graphics in case the church logos ever change in the future.

Note that we also use LED lighting in our church sign monument light boxes. This LED lighting is not only half the costs of traditional fluorescent lighting, but is also twice as bright AND lasts 15+ years!

The church sign light box unit arrived fully-assembled with integrated steel posts ready to go in the ground. We even designed the shipping crate to make the installation easier as it would typically want to lean to the left.

After speaking with a couple members of the congregations, we were able to save the church a small fortune by walking them through installing themselves. This is the final result after they installed and plugged the church sign column with light box cabinets:

Church Sign Monument Light Boxes - Story Point Church Installed

Church Sign Monument Light Boxes – Story Point Church Installed

We will design your custom church sign monument light boxes with optional lighting (including electronic LED message boards) to your needs, then manufacturer your project in our facilities in Atlanta, GA. Once complete, we will send you detailed photography (and a night time view if it’s have integrated lighting). Once you approve, we crate and ship your business sign to your location. The unit will arrive fully assembled, ready to position in place.

If your sign project has lighting or LED panels, all wiring is pulled to a junction box, ready to plug in and play.

Our sign products arrive fully assembled, ready to position in place. We offer faux masonry such as brick and stone matching, embossed graphics that are vandal resistant, and other options such as:

We have fine-tuned every aspect of made-to-order sign monuments. You will be in touch with an experienced sign designer, seasoned in cost-effective solutions. We listen to your needs and deliver!

Our team will walk you through every stage of church sign monument light boxes, from design to installation, making the entire process simple and rewarding. We have sign monument examples in every climate imaginable, and are already set up as approved vendors in City Planning & Development Departments nationally, making Permitting a breeze. We are in fact the ONLY sign monument manufacturer that has yet to lose a single monument sign in ANY Gulf Coastal community in the past two decades’ hurricanes!

Our team is a collaboration of artists with decades of experience in the dimensional signage and monument industry. Your project suited to your needs. We will provide you with the most dynamically designed signage solution. We will help you to brand the individuality of your company or property.

Our focus is to design, produce, and deliver the Best sign products.

Our goal is to make you look your Best, and to save you unnecessary expenses.

We offer personal service, creativity and value.

Custom monument signs provide a sense of distinction and permanence to your property. Our sign monuments are the style most desired and required by municipalities nationwide for an all over better looking community. With over (2) decades of nationwide success, we will make You Look Your Best!

We welcome any challenge in custom entrance sign monument designs, and can produce anything you can imagine! Please use our online contact form to start your next sign project.

We look forward to working with you!

Custom Community Entrance Sign Monument Designs

Our company houses a team of award-winning sign designers for community entrance sign monument designs. Our designers work in-house directly with the fabrication staff on the warehouse production floor. This gives us the cutting edge advantage over your local competition who farms out production. We sell directly to the national public, which saves you the franchise mark-up fee, and lets you deal direct with us, the manufacturer.

One of our clients is a national property management company specializing in upscale townhomes. We designed and produced the following main entrance sign monuments for these properties:

Mustang Heights – A community entrance custom sign design:

Mustang Heights Community Entrance Sign Monument Designs

Mustang Heights Community Entrance Sign Monument Design

And the completed sign project before shipping to the property:

Mustang Heights Entrance Sign Monument Designs Complete

Mustang Heights Community Entrance Sign Monument

Here is another townhome community entrance monument sign design:

Meadow Vista Community Entrance Sign Monument Designs

Meadow Vista Community Entrance Sign Monument Design

And the completed sign project before shipping to the property:

Meadow Vista Community Entrance Sign Monument Designs Complete

Meadow Vista Community Entrance Sign Monument Complete

And another of our townhome community entrance sign monument designs:

Point Royale Community Entrance Sign Monument Designs

Point Royale Community Entrance Sign Monument Design

And this project completed sign project before shipping to the property:

Point Royale Community Entrance Sign Monument Designs Complete

Point Royale Community Entrance Sign Monument Complete

 

Our sign products arrive fully assembled, ready to position in place. We offer faux masonry such as brick and stone matching, embossed graphics that are vandal resistant, and other options such as:

We have fine-tuned every aspect of made-to-order sign monuments. You will be in touch with an experienced sign designer, seasoned in cost-effective solutions. We listen to your needs and deliver!

Our team will walk you through every stage, from design to installation, making the entire process simple and rewarding. We have sign monument examples in every climate imaginable, and are already set up as approved vendors in City Planning & Development Departments nationally, making Permitting a breeze. We are in fact the ONLY sign monument manufacturer that has yet to lose a single monument sign in ANY Gulf Coastal community in the past two decades’ hurricanes!

Our team is a collaboration of artists with decades of experience in the dimensional signage and monument industry. Your project suited to your needs. We will provide you with the most dynamically designed signage solution. We will help you to brand the individuality of your company or property.

Our focus is to design, produce, and deliver the Best sign products.

Our goal is to make you look your Best, and to save you unnecessary expenses.

We offer personal service, creativity and value.

Custom monument signs provide a sense of distinction and permanence to your property. Our sign monuments are the style most desired and required by municipalities nationwide for an all over better looking community. With over (2) decades of nationwide success, we will make You Look Your Best!

We welcome any challenge in custom entrance sign monument designs, and can produce anything you can imagine! Please use our online contact form to start your next sign project. We look forward to working with you!

Custom Sign Design With Faux Masonry

Why buy local when you can save with our faux masonry sign monuments? Our stone entrance sign monuments can match any masonry pattern from a digital photo, or let our designers do what looks best!

We were recently challenged with a project for a residential entrance sign monument design. The property developer requested the sign design to incorporate 3-D graphics panel with embossed street address numbers. All of these elements were to be applied to a ‘funky’ monument that included a faux slab stone base, leather patterned background with an arched decorative top.

This custom sign monument project also required a ability to mount to a pair of existing steel pols that were on site (from the outdated sign monument) at specific diameters and distance apart.

This is the faux stone entrance sign monument design we came up with:

Guadalupe Stone Entrance Sign Monuments Design

Guadalupe Sign Monument Design

Once the project was approved, this is the final product picture before it was crated and left our docks:

Guadalupe Stone Entrance Sign Monuments Completed Before Shipping

Guadalupe Sign Monument Complete Before Shipping

As you can see, the final faux stone entrance sign monument results look exactly as the initial sign design. The unit arrived fully assembled, ready to slide down the existing steel poles for a perfect fit.

If you are concerned about faux stone entrance sign monuments, don’t be. This is the exact same product used by national theme parks such as Disney and Six Flags, both of which are customers of our work. We also make commercial grade storefronts and architectural elements for fast food franchises using our products.

We welcome any challenge in stone entrance sign monuments for any scale project, and can produce anything you can imagine!We can integrate lighting effects and even electronic LED massage boards that are controlled by wireless on a laptop.

Please use our online contact form to start your next sign project. We look forward to working with you!

Community Entrance Sign Monument – Lakeview Terrace

We design and produce community entrance sign monument projects. Buy direct from us, the manufacturer, and save.

We were requested to design, produce, and deliver a community entrance sign for one of our many national property management companies.

This particular property, Lakeview Terrace, had no branding. We created this custom sign monument design based on the architecture of the housing in the development:

Lakeview Terrace Neighborhood Community Entrance Sign Monument Design

Lakeview Terrace Neighborhood Community Entrance Sign Monument Design

Once approved, we created the architectural sign structure with embossed graphics. As with all of our products, this was produced as a cost-effective solution to be installed with a (2) person crew in under (2) hours. Here is a picture of the sign monument before it left our docks:

Lakeview Terrace Neighborhood Community Entrance Sign Monument Before Shipping

Lakeview Terrace Neighborhood Community Entrance Sign Monument Before Shipping

While none off our sign monument products require a concrete footer, this customer had issues with visibility from traffic coming both ways. They opted to construct a traditional brick & mortar base for our sign monument to rest upon.

Here is a picture of Lakeview Terrace residential community entrance sign monument installed:

Lakeview Terrace Neighborhood Community Entrance Sign Monument Installed

Lakeview Terrace Neighborhood Community Entrance Sign Monument Installed

Contact our Sales Team to get your free initial consultation. We look forward to working with you.

Our sign products arrive fully assembled, ready to position in place. We offer faux masonry such as brick and stone matching, embossed graphics that are vandal resistant, and other options such as:

We have fine-tuned every aspect of made-to-order sign monuments. You will be in touch with an experienced sign designer, seasoned in cost-effective solutions. We listen to your needs and deliver!

Our team will walk you through every stage, from design to installation, making the entire process simple and rewarding. We have sign monument examples in every climate imaginable, and are already set up as approved vendors in City Planning & Development Departments nationally, making Permitting a breeze.

Our focus is to design, produce, and deliver the Best sign products.

Our goal is to make you look your Best, and to save you unnecessary expenses.

We offer personal service, creativity and value.

Custom monument signs provide a sense of distinction and permanence to your property. Our sign monuments are the style most desired and required by municipalities nationwide for an all over better looking community. With over (2) decades of nationwide success, we will make You Look Your Best!

We welcome any challenge in custom entrance sign monument designs, and can produce anything you can imagine! Please use our online contact form to start your next sign project.

We look forward to working with you!

Custom Sign Monument Design Services

Custom Monument Signs designed and delivered by the BEST the sign industry has to offer – nationally. We house a team of award-winning sign artists, and manufacture in-house for the BEST monument signage solutions.

The Best Sign Monuments start with the Best Design Services. Our team of sign artisans have years of experience physically producing projects and working with all the latest materials. We encourage you to ask that of your local sign franchise!

Here is a typical example of one of our projects. This customer is in commercial roofing and exteriors. Even though in the construction business, it was more cost-effective for the builder to have us fabricate his own front entrance sign monument. Our creative team made the suggest of us embedding substrate in the top roof cap for him to apply his roofing product on top, just as he would any other project. This suggestion offers a solution that mixes both industries and ‘brands’ his product in a unique way.

Monument Sign Design Services - Roofing Company Example. Custom Monument Signs

Monument Sign Design Services – Roofing Company Example. Custom Monument Signs

Our monument sign design services include:

  • multi-level (depth) architectural forms
  • multiple color stucco tint applications
  • faux masonry matching (brick, stone, wood, etc.)
  • the ability to integrate reader boards
  • the ability to integrate electronic LED cabinets
  • the ability to integrate lighting (illuminated signage)
  • We can match any font, logo, or colors
Custom Monument Signs Design - Juliana's Garden

Custom Monument Signs Design – Juliana’s Garden

We look forward to the challenges of your next sign monument project and will design a solution that will not only make things simple, but will last you a lifetime.

Our sign products arrive fully assembled, ready to position in place. We offer faux masonry such as brick and stone matching, embossed graphics that are vandal resistant, and other options such as:

We have fine-tuned every aspect of made-to-order sign monuments. You will be in touch with an experienced sign designer, seasoned in cost-effective solutions. We listen to your needs and deliver!

Wentzville Fire Custom Monument Signs with LED

Wentzville Fire Custom Monument Signs with LED

Our team will walk you through every stage, from design to installation, making the entire process simple and rewarding. We have sign monument examples in every climate imaginable, and are already set up as approved vendors in City Planning & Development Departments nationally, making Permitting a breeze. We are in fact the ONLY sign monument manufacturer that has yet to lose a single monument sign in ANY Gulf Coastal community in the past two decades’ hurricanes!

Our team is a collaboration of artists with decades of experience in the dimensional signage and monument industry. Your project suited to your needs. We will provide you with the most dynamically designed signage solution. We will help you to brand the individuality of your company or property.

Our focus is to design, produce, and deliver the Best sign products.

Our goal is to make you look your Best, and to save you unnecessary expenses.

We offer personal service, creativity and value.

Custom monument signs provide a sense of distinction and permanence to your property. Our sign monuments are the style most desired and required by municipalities nationwide for an all over better looking community. With over (2) decades of nationwide success, we will make You Look Your Best!

We welcome any challenge in custom monument signs, and can produce anything you can imagine! Please use our online contact form to start your next sign project. We look forward to working with you!

Arts & Science of Sign Design – Signage Foundation, Inc.

Arts & Science of Sign Design

signage foundation, inc. article

To be an effective form of communication, signs must incorporate sciences behind artistic design principles. Any regulation must also take these factors into consideration to ensure that signs are both effective and safe. This document includes some of the latest research into applicable scientific principles.

About The Signage Foundation, Inc.

The Signage Foundation, Inc., is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to fulfilling the educational, research, and philanthropic purposes of on-premise signage. SFI was established in 2002 as a 501(c) (3) public foundation through its supporting organizational alignment with the International Sign Association. The Foundation is governed by a board of directors representing the diversity and professional depth within the large community of individuals that believe in the social and economic value of on-premise signage.

The Signage Foundation, Inc. affirms signage as a fundamental component of today’s communication system and as a necessity for the development of a visually pleasing, economically healthy, and diverse community. The Signage Foundation promotes intelligent and productive use of on-premise signage and storefronts that benefits every sector of the U.S. economy.

The Signage Foundation, Inc., is committed to expanding the knowledge base on the use and benefits of signage products through peer-reviewed research to facilitate the operation within the marketplace by manufacturers, suppliers, and individuals in their efforts to design, build, and sell innovative products. Each fall, The Signage Foundation hosts the National Signage Research and Education Conference in conjunction with the University of Cincinnati’s Colleges of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, and Business.

While SFI commissions original research and publishes the results as original treatises, in the interest of promoting signage information to a broader audience, it also condenses and republishes (with permission) existing articles and studies.

Arts and Science

The following article has been adapted and updated from a version that originally appeared in the 1997 “Economic Value of On-Premise Signage,” published by the California Sign Association (formerly the California Electric Sign Association) and the International Sign Association.

Overview

In just a few words, signs convey a lot. They draw attention, communicate a message, compete with surroundings, and reach a driver whizzing by.

But signs are more than an artistic endeavor. The best blend strong design and graphics with a thorough understanding of the science that makes them most effective.

Sign regulations, too, must balance artistic expression with scientific research. Otherwise, the end result could be harm to a business or, worse yet, an unsafe distraction for drivers.

The Federal Highway Administration has developed numerous principles to ensure road signs are safe. While the FHWA’s information is aimed at highway signs, the agency includes research that can apply to on-premise signage as well. For instance, the FWHA has determined that 41 percent of accidents occur because of a lack of adequate signage. Further studies have established that the most important consideration in determining the size and placement of a sign is the distance between the sign and the viewer.

Consequently, one blanket sign ordinance is rarely enough to meet the diverse needs based on viewership or location.

Location

A sign will not be viewed by any driver on its own. It will be seen in the context of other structures, landscaping, and visual sight lines in the area. Because of its very nature, on-premise signage is located further away from the roadway than traffic signs. It sits on the property of the sign owner, beyond the lanes of traffic and right-of-way. Signs must be high enough to be seen beyond obstructions, such as cars parked alongside the street and on the roadway.

If a sign is visible from a greater distance, it affords a longer viewing time and is better able to develop an impression. At 55 mph, the viewer travels 80 feet per second. It takes 16.5 seconds to travel a quarter mile. There is little time to draw attention from the road and redirect it to the sign.

If the sign is to be seen by drivers, the speed at which they are traveling is also a factor. Drivers must have time to read the sign, process the information, and safely react. This is called the Decision Sign Distance (DSD) and varies depending upon the rate of speed on the street. A driver must have adequate time to react to the sign, decide to take action, and then safely complete the maneuver. If there are a number of signs in the area, drivers may need additional time to respond.

Sign Design

To be most effective, the sign’s design must accommodate the location as well. The size of its letters will be affected by how far the sign is from the viewer. It also will vary according to the intended viewer: a pedestrian or a driver.

But other elements can influence the sign reader’s ability to comprehend. Signs that feature familiar logos, words, and fonts can be processed more quickly. Because of familiarity, for instance, the current McDonald’s sign features only its name and the iconic golden arches. Nowhere on the modern version of the sign does it say “hamburger” or “restaurant,” as it once did. Familiarity allows viewers to fill in those blanks because they know the name and the logo.

Color: Color is recognized as part of a corporate logo. Studies have shown that 80 percent of the recognition of a trademark is due to its color. Whether it is an iconic, international brand or a small local store, viewers will recognize the sign in part because of the colors used on it.

Luminance: Color bears another important aspect of sign design. Each color reflects a specific percentage of light striking its surface. This is known as luminance. The chart below shows how various colors rank on the luminance scale. When signs are internally illuminated, those that have a higher luminance scale show brighter.

Science of Sign Design - Percentage of Light Reflected by Colors

Science of Sign Design – Percentage of Light Reflected by Colors

Light emitted from a light source, such as neon or LEDs, also has varying degrees of brightness. They are, in order, dimmest to brightest: red, blue, green, and yellow. This is known as luminescence.

For drivers traveling at night, both the reflected light—luminance—and illuminated light— luminescence—factor into the readability of the sign.

Contrast: Most signs include words and objects that are a different color than the background. The contrast between these two items also affects the readability of the sign. This occurs at two points: the exterior and interior of the sign. Exterior contrast compares the sign’s edge to the background against which it must be viewed. This might be how the sign’s design fits into a multi-tenant sign, or how the sign’s edge meets the building to which it is affixed.

The same requirements apply to the interior of the sign—where the copy meets the background. White letters on a yellow background will not be nearly as striking as white on black, for instance.

In the publication Visual Communication Through Signage, authors Karen Claus and James Claus ranked the following color combinations, from most to least readable:

Science of Sign Design - Text Colors On Colored Backgrounds

Science of Sign Design – Text Colors On Colored Backgrounds

Size: The larger the letters appear, the better. The copy of the Snellen eye chart (right) certainly illustrates the relationship between the physical size and the dramatic visual impact. When a sign must be read easily in a minimum amount of time—such as when traffic passes by at a high rate of speed—it is important that the words be large.

To be readable—and to convey its message safely—a sign must be detectable, conspicuous, legible, and comprehensible. A sign reportedly should be 40 feet of distance per inch of letter height, which allows for maximum comprehension and legibility day and night.

Lettering on signs should include strokes— measuring the thickness of the letters—that are one-fifth the letter height for maximum readability.

Science of Sign Design - Text Size Chart

Science of Sign Design – Text Size Chart

The Viewer

Signs intend to communicate with a viewer, of course. But sometimes, viewer limitations get in the way.

It has been well documented that the American population is aging. In 2011, 13 percent of the U.S. population was over age 65 and by 2025, about one in four drivers is expected to be over 65. Eyesight declines with age, and reaction time slows.

It is estimated that 66 percent of American adults wear glasses, contact lenses, or both. As many as 3 million people have glaucoma, and cataracts affect 22 million people over age 40. Most of us see more poorly in low-light conditions. To compensate, signs must be designed to provide better visibility, especially at night.

No matter the age, though, all drivers have a relatively narrow cone of vision. Signs must be positioned within this cone so that the driver doesn’t need to take his eyes off the roadway to take in the sign.

The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices—the federal government’s standards for signs and signals along America’s roadways—sets a maximum height for traffic signals. It is based on the concept that viewers sitting at an intersection can see about 20 degrees from the driver’s eye height. Anything else could be lost in the upper portion of the windshield. While these standards apply only to signals and road signs, the science applies to on-premise signage as well. If the sign isn’t positioned correctly—or its orientation to the roadway is increased dramatically—it may be illegible if the sign isn’t large enough. But for signs to be the clearest, the cone is somewhat more narrow. The absolute clearest viewpoint is a cone of about 3 degrees around where the eyes are focused. Readability is severely limited outside a 10- degree cone.

Appendix

References

  1. Bagni, R.A., OAAA Guidelines & Standards, 1993
  2. Hardwick, Walter G., Visual Communications and Urban Design, 1994
  3. Howett, G.L. Size of Letters Required for Visibility as a Function of Viewing Distance and Observer Visual Acuity, National Bureau of Standards, 1983
  4. Huff, Richelle J., “Corporate Identity Via Signage,” California Sign Association seminar, 1994
  5. Jones, David K., Sign Regulation and the Mechanics of Visual Communication, 1994
  6. Kline, Kline, Fozard, Journals of Gerontology, Visions in Vehicles, 1992
  7. Mace, D.J., Sign Legibility & Conspicuity, 1988
  8. Schwab, Richard N., Visibility of Highway Signing, 1994
  9. Jourdan, Hawkins, Abrams, and Winson-Geideman, A Legal and Technical Exploration of On-Premise Sign Regulation: An Evidence Based-Model Sign Code, 2009.

10. Weinstein, Hartt, A Framework for On-Premise Sign Regulations, 2009.

To Learn More

The Signage Foundation, Inc., has developed document that incorporates all of these factors. To receive a copy of A Framework for On-Premise Sign Regulations, visit www.thesignagefoundation.org.

Other publications that may be of interest:

  • “Economic Value of On-Premise Signage,” 1997
  • “Economic Value of On-Premise Signage,” 2012

©Signage Foundation Inc. 2012

Unique Sign Design Projects

Our Team of Sign Artists has been challenged over the years with numerous Unique Sign Design Projects. We would like to post this Blog about the customer requests and the solutions our designers came up with.

The first project was for Tic Toc Cafe. The customer wanted an integrated working clock in the sign. There was no direct electrical access, so our designers came up with an easy-access battery solution that doesn’t require removing the unit after installation.

Unique Sign Design Projects Tic Toc

Unique Sign Design Projects Tic Toc Cafe

The next project was for Captain Morgan on Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas. The bar is an actual wooden pirate ship right on the beach. Our customer requested an antique wooden pirate sign with changeable menus for drink & food items. Check it out:

Unique Sign Design Projects Captain Morgan Half Moon Cay

Unique Sign Design Projects Captain Morgan Half Moon Cay

We have produced signs for Casinos in brushed aluminum and gold:

Custom Sign Design - Win A Million Dollars In Our Casino

Custom Sign Design – Win A Million Dollars In Our Casino

We’ve produced custom sign designs for Bass Pro Shops:

Unique Sign Design Projects Bass Pro Shops

Unique Sign Design Projects Bass Pro Shops

We have produced a variety of unique sign designs for national theme parks and the rides:

Unique Sign Design Projects - Honolulu Half Pipe Theme Park Sign

Unique Sign Design Projects – Honolulu Half Pipe Theme Park Sign

Unique Sign Design Projects are our specialty. Our sign products arrive fully assembled, ready to position in place. We offer faux masonry such as brick and stone matching, embossed graphics that are vandal resistant, and other options such as:

We have fine-tuned every aspect of made-to-order sign monuments and Unique Sign Design Projects. You will be in touch with an experienced sign designer, seasoned in cost-effective solutions. We listen to your needs and deliver!

Our team will walk you through every stage, from design to installation, making the entire process simple and rewarding. We have sign monument examples in every climate imaginable, and are already set up as approved vendors in City Planning & Development Departments nationally, making Permitting a breeze. We are in fact the ONLY sign monument manufacturer that has yet to lose a single monument sign in ANY Gulf Coastal community in the past two decades’ hurricanes!

Our team is a collaboration of artists with decades of experience in the dimensional signage and monument industry. Your project suited to your needs. We will provide you with the most dynamically designed signage solution. We will help you to brand the individuality of your company or property.

Our focus is to design, produce, and deliver the Best sign products.

Our goal is to make you look your Best, and to save you unnecessary expenses.

We offer personal service, creativity and value.

Unique Sign Design Projects provide a sense of distinction and permanence to your property. Our sign monuments are the style most desired and required by municipalities nationwide for an all over better looking community. With over (2) decades of nationwide success, we will make You Look Your Best!

We welcome any challenge in Unique Sign Design Projects and can produce anything you can imagine! Please use our online contact form to start your next sign project. We look forward to working with you!

Sign Letter Visibility Chart

Sign Letter Visibility Discussed:

How big do my letters need to be on my sign?

Thee are several factors in determining sign letter style and size for your sign monument or building signage. These factors include:

  • Font Selection (AKA Typeface Style)
  • Viewing Distance
  • Color Combination

Font Selection: There are generally two types of fonts. Serif fonts and Sans Serif Fonts. Serif fonts have thinner character width but added ‘tails’ to the corners. Sans Serif fonts are more of a block style, and not as fancy.

Sign Letter Visibility - Serif Font Versus Sans Serif Font

Sign Letter Visibility – Serif Font Versus Sans Serif Font

While Serif fonts look better up close, they may disappear at a distance if too small. We are NOT suggesting to use only Sans Serif fonts – you don’t want to look like a military base for your main business or community entrance sign! We are simply trying to explain that correct font selection is determined by viewing distance, speed of traffic, etc. It’s important! See this illustration from a distance on your monitor:

Sign Letter Visibility - Sans font versus Sans Serif font from distance.

Sign Letter Visibility – Stand back from your monitor – Sans font versus Sans Serif font from distance.

In short, the font type that you choose greatly impacts the visibility of your text. Very thin fonts and script fonts can potentially decrease visibility. When choosing fonts, you want a bold style font that is easy to read with sufficient spacing between letters. You can test this by typing in a few words in a computer program at different font styles, colors, and sizes, and printing them out and posting them on a wall. Stand back and view them at different distances to see how all these aspects come into play in choosing the proper lettering for your sign.

Viewing Distance: The height of your characters (letter size) is an important factor in designing your sign. This chart illustrates the impact of letter height versus how far away the lettering is viewed:

Sign Letter Visibility - Sign Letter Height Visibility Chart

Sign Letter Visibility – Sign Letter Height Visibility Chart

Color Combination: Another important factor is to use contrasting colors when designing your sign. Text color with a contrasting background can increase the impact and visibility of your sign by making your text stand out more. On the other hand, using a background color that is similar to your text color can make your text almost impossible to see at any distance. We are vastly experienced in utilizing color combinations in our designs – our goal being to skillfully demand attention with ‘class.’

While we can match ANY color from paint manufacturer batch code (or color name), we stock the ultimate color pallet in commercial sign enamels. These commercial grade enamels are specifically for signage, and have color scheme combinations that we know work best together.

 

Sign Letter Visibility - Sign Color Chart

Sign Letter Visibility – Sign Color Chart

Our expert designers will design a signage solution that maximizes color usage for visual impact, taking into consideration your company logo design, font selection, and viewing distance. Contact our Design Team for consultation.

Our team is a collaboration of artists with decades of experience in the dimensional signage and monument industry. Your project suited to your needs. We will provide you with the most dynamically designed signage solution. We will help you to brand the individuality of your company or property.

Our focus is to design, produce, and deliver the Best sign products.

Our goal is to make you look your Best, and to save you unnecessary expenses.

We offer personal service, creativity and value.

Custom monument signs provide a sense of distinction and permanence to your property. Our sign monuments are the style most desired and required by municipalities nationwide for an all over better looking community. With over (2) decades of nationwide success, we will make You Look Your Best!

We welcome any challenge in custom signage, and can produce anything you can imagine! Please use our online contact form to start your next sign project. We look forward to working with you!