Best Electric Freestanding Signs of 2010

Winners from the 2010 International Sign Contest's Electric Freestanding Signs Category
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FIRST PLACE

Fabricator
Scott Lange
Artfx Signs
Bloomfield, CT
(860) 242-0031

Designers
 
Ansley Tolleson
Tolleson McCoy
Nashville
(615) 479-4754
www.tollesonmccoy.com
 
Lawrin Rosen
Artfx Signs

 

Client
The Noah Liff Opera Center

Home to the Nashville Opera, the Noah Liff Opera Center also offers facilities for various types of corporate and social gatherings. The 20-ft.-tall, pylon sign, which features a circular cabinet and Artfx’s custom support pedestal, creates a strong sense of place. Its components entail a 0.125-in.-thick, aluminum face with push-through, ½-in.-thick Acrylite acrylic copy. The shop’s Gerber Sabre 408 CNC router produced the 3-D elements. Concealed within the aluminum skin is a 12 x 12 x ½-in., steel-box beam, which Artfx seamlessly welded with a single bend. A combination of T12 U-9 bulbs and straight fluorescent fixtures provide backlighting, and Artfx coated the components with Akzo Nobel’s Grip-Gard acrylic-polyurethane paint.
 
 
SECOND PLACE

Fabricator
Young Electric Sign Co.
(YESCO)
Chandler, AZ
(480) 449-3726
www.yesco.com

Designer
Len den Dulk
YESCO

Client
Lincoln Properties

This 46-ft.-tall, double-sided, development-ID sign features a 2 x 2 x 3/16-in., structural-steel frame and an 0.080-in., aluminum skin. The property ID features 1-in.-thick, push-through Acrylite acrylic decorated with 3M Controltac vinyl over a flat, cut-out, aluminum first surface. Tenant-ID panels entail 0.125-in., CNC-routed aluminum faces clad with second-surface acrylic and vinyl overlays. The sign’s architecture mimics the property’s existing elements.
 
THIRD PLACE

Fabricator
Security Signs
Portland, OR
(503) 232-4172

Designer
Security Signs

Client
JB Equities XIII LLC

Mangia! This sign, which measures 20 ft. x 16 ft. 7 in., features 2-in.-deep, fabricated-aluminum wings painted with Matthews metallic, acrylic-polyurethane paint and accented with 15mm EGL clear-gold neon. Security Signs produced the “V” with a 1-ft.-deep, 0.090-in.-thick aluminum cabinet that’s accented with EGL’s 15mm CL 83 Designer White neon. Fabricators produced the 5-in.-deep, exposed-neon channel letters with Matthews paint that matches Pantone shade 485C throughout. EGL’s 15mm, tangerine tubing brightens the letters.