Best Electric Monument Signs of 2010

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

Fabricator
Gordon Sign
Denver
(303) 629-6121
www.gordonsign.com

Designer
Ron Hull
Gordon Sign

Client
South Adams Water District

Selling Price
$20,000

Judges agreed that this relatively simple sign attractively, and effectively, identified the property. Gordon fabricated this 6-ft.-tall, 15 ft. 4-in.-long sign from ¼-in.-thick aluminum. Flexible Sloan LED tubing installed within the sign’s recessed channel provides illumination. Gordon waterjet-cut the letters out of the face and backed them with white, 3⁄16-in.-thick, Plexiglas® acrylic decorated by 3M dual-color film. To render the colored swooshes, the shop created internally illuminated, digitally printed, clear-plastic faces produced on its Seiko 64 printer.
 
SECOND PLACE

Fabricator
GableSigns & Graphics
Baltimore
(410) 255-6400
www.gablesigns.com

Designer
Steve Roupe
GableSigns & Graphics

Client
Catons Crossing

GableSigns provided curb appeal for this business park thanks to this 6 x 18-ft. monument sign that comprises fabricated aluminum with inset reveals, and brick veneer and block over cement board on a steel support structure. Front and halo lighting enliven the translucent primary letters; the secondary, solid-aluminum channel letters employ backlighting.
 
THIRD PLACE

Fabricator
GableSigns & Graphics

Designer
GableSigns & Graphics

Client
Your Space Storage

Residents and visitors to Joppatown, MD likely recall this storage facility more readily than its competitors thanks to GableSigns’ unique entry solution. The double-faced pylon measures 17 x 9.5 ft. at its base and tapers to 8 x 5 ft. at the shackle’s apex. The sign features routed-aluminum graphics backed with white acrylic; exposed, sparkling-blue, neon accents around the lock and claps; and a 6-ft.-wide Daktronics LED display. GableSigns designed the masonry base to mimic the building’s architecture.
 
HONORABLE MENTION

Fabricator
Graphic Visions
Northville, MI
(248) 347-3355
www.graphicvisionsinc.com

Designer
Jeff Wild
Graphic Visions

Client
MEG Development Co.

Selling Price
$8,285