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Best Electric Building Signs of 2017

(April 2017) posted on Wed Mar 29, 2017

Sign Art Studio's diligent research pays off


By Mark Kissling

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Electric Building Signs

First Place
Fabricator/Installer
Sign Art Studio
Mount Horeb, WI
(608) 445-7666
makesignsnotwar.com

Designer
Dan Yoder

Client
Gus and Mary Paras / Orpheum Theater

This replica of an original sign from the 1920’s in Madison, WI is 10 x 55 ft. and consists of two single-sided signs mounted back-to-back on steel framework. Sometime in the ’50s, the original was replaced with a galvanized, non-illuminated, hand-painted sign which fell into disrepair over the years. A loophole in local zoning laws allowed replacing the original sign as the only means to overcome the 32-sq.-ft. legal maximum. After studying historical photos carefully (Sign Art Studio even counted the light bulbs) the actual fabrication, painting and wiring took about seven months.

Second Place
Fabricator/Installer

ARTfx
Bloomfield, CT
(800) 466-4278
artfxsigns.com

Designer
Tolleson McCoy
Nashville, TN

Client
Edgenet

Third Place
Fabricators/Installers
Sonny Franks
Sign Creations
Lilburn, GA
(770) 923-9933
signcreations.net

Designers
Brian Ahlstrom
David Shelton
Ahlstrom Design

Client
City of Lilburn, GA / Council Chambers sign

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franky29 says: T ...

These look phenomenal, especially Edgenet sign. The colours are mixed up really well, giving such a calm vibe... I wonder what's the entire cost of designing and installing such electric signs.
Franky

posted on: Mon, 07/10/2017 - 4:39am

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