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Category Archive for: Exterior Signage

Designing Innovative Signage for The Center at Innovation Drive

Early in 2015, Metro Sign & Awning began designing a freestanding (pylon) sign for a corporate environment that would re-imagine Tewksbury’s workspaces. The corporate campus needed a sign that said more than “we’re here.” It needed to say, “we’re here, we’re corporate, we’re cool, and we’re different.”

Enter Metro’s innovative design team. 

Exterior Signage To Transform a Corporate Entrance

The birthplace and original headquarters of Wang Computers, today The Center at Innovation Drive hosts entrepreneurs as well as companies like Corning Life Sciences. The mixed-use development includes office, R&D and laboratory space in addition to warehousing, and lifestyle amenities such […]

Metro Sign and Awning Receives Two 2016 Watchfire LED Sign Awards

Metro Sign and Awning Receives Two 2016 Watchfire LED Sign Awards

Watchfire Signs has announced the winners of the 2016 Watchfire LED Sign Awards, established to recognize partners who showcase the capabilities of outdoor digital advertising in superior sign design, and Metro Sign & Awning is proud to have won two Gold awards for signage at Wamesit Lanes and The Crossings. The award recognizes signs that display excellence in effectiveness, design and legibility in digital messages.

Effective LED Displays, Beautiful Exterior Signage

The 2016 Watchfire LED […]

Recent Work – The Center at Innovation Drive

Watch as Metro Sign and Awning installers put up new signage at The Center at Innovation Drive in Tewskbury. This internally illuminated freestanding pylon has a push thru copy and a CorTen steel base that will rust over time to add to the design detail. To see more of our freestanding signs, visit our portfolio.

Read more about how our designers and fabricators worked together to create the innovative, attractive signage that has helped brand The Center at Innovation Drive.

UPDATE: In June, the US Sign […]

Recent Work – Shipping Container Kiosks at Drydock Ave

This video highlights some of our work creating blade signs and window graphics for the shipping container kiosks on Drydock Ave. If you’re in Boston, stop by today to grab a bite to eat, and check out our signage while you’re at it! You can find Drydock Ave next to the Innovation and Design Building. Directions here.

 

Now Showing on the Big Screen: New Signs Showcase New Technology

National Amusements’ Showcase Cinema XPlus theaters are large format auditoriums with Dolby Atmos™ sound and some of the most advanced digital projection and screen technology available in theaters today. Recently, National Amusements updated its brand image to reflect its expertise in using technology to enhance the theater experience. Throughout the rebranding, the company has relied on Metro Sign and Awning to update interior and exterior signage to ensure the buildings – inside and out – represent the brand well.

Timely Solutions

Just […]

Convert Your Existing Signs to LED Technology – Part 1

Time marches on, and with it, technology. There was a time when neon and fluorescent lighting for signage was “high tech” and just about the best we could do.

But those times are now gone.

Today, we’ve discovered LED illumination, and it’s advantages are literally stupendous. They include:

Major savings on operating costs and maintenance.
Less pollution, land-fill, and greenhouse gas emissions – so they’re better for the environment.
A more modern appearance for any signage – even outdated ones.
Better visibility at night, in fog […]

Suffolk University: Signs Point to the Future

From a 21-panel, 20-foot high HDP laminate exterior wall fixture to interior signage and vinyl graphics, we are delighted to say that Metro Sign & Awning was involved in Suffolk University’s bold new look – long before the building project was finished.  

21-Panel, 20-Foot High Wall

Metro Sign has been excited about Suffolk University – 20 Somerset in Boston since before construction began in 2013. The building is home to the university’s Communication & Journalism Department, and houses several levels of science […]

Awnings & Canopy Structure: Purposefully Shaped, Designed to Please

When we’re talking about awnings and canopies, size, shape, design, and materials matter.  Although they are designed for practical purposes, awning and canopies also add interest and eye-catching appeal to buildings and entrances.

Awning Shapes, Canopy Designs

Shed and waterfall awnings are what most people think of when they think of as traditional awning shapes.

Alternatives to the most traditional awning shapes include concave, elongated dome, gable designs, and other “artistic” awnings that function as design features, especially on otherwise unremarkable building architecture.

Designed […]

Signs of Good Things To Come: In Brockton

Brockton Enterprise Center: A Plan Comes Together

Creating a mixed-use development with residential units, interconnected streets, and dozens of retail businesses requires tremendous cooperation among city agencies, business owners, and developers. It also requires many different types of interior and exterior signage, all of which must work together to serve the development’s many users.

Metro Sign & Awning began working with property owners at Trinity Financial to begin creating signage for the $100 million Enterprise Center project more than a year before […]

Hidden Messages In Signage

Most communication is simple, with a single layer of meaning. But once you get into the world of graphics – where the best signage lives and thrives – you begin to find opportunities to communicate more than one message at a time. Here are a few examples of public, possibly familiar graphics that exemplify the potential for signage to be a powerful tool of communication.
Wendy’s has a new logo, but it contains a hidden message that’s very old. Can you […]

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