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Category Archive for: Interior Signage

The Infinite Possibilities of Vinyl Graphics

New owner of full-service salon sees vibrant results with new logo, new sign When Infinity Hair, a full-service salon and barbershop, was purchased, the new owner needed a new logo and sign. Metro Sign and Awning helped create a bold new look for the business. The owner had several ideas. Metro’s Keene designer took those ideas and developed several concepts as a guide to steer the general direction of the sign. “Once we had picked a basic concept, (designer Kris Arnold) dove in deeper and created a more detailed rendition,” explained Patrick Grizzard, Sales Manager. ‘The result was a stunning vinyl sign using the colors of the rainbow in an intertwined infinity sign.” The Advantages of Vinyl Graphics Grizzard is

Overcoming Signage Restrictions with Creativity and Style

Glass House in Cambridge was working with a visibility issue with respect to its new Kendall Square location. Since the business is set back from the main road, it is not easily seen by prospective diners. The restaurant’s owner and design firm (Hacin + Associates) had some great ideas for encouraging traffic, and they weren’t about to put mediocre signage on the menu. Shortly after calling Metro Sign & Awning, our creative designers and fabricators were able to turn those great sign ideas into reality. The result: compliant signage that’s attractive, highly effective, and – as a bonus – is also mobile.    When Signage Restrictions Are Tough, the Tough Get Creative After investigating several options for internal illumination, it was clear the

Who Knew: Joe Lyons, Sign Collector

Every sign tells a story, and this local sign collector’s office has a lot of stories to tell. We love the original lollipop “T” sign – the ones we make today are not nearly so heavy!

Our Top Interior Sign Posts of 2016

Interior signage is a complex animal. One part interior design, one part marketing, one part pure function… with equal parts art and creativity, budget-sensitivity, building ordinances and regulatory compliance. We field a lot of questions about interior signage – many related to ADA regulations and building codes, others about branding, longevity of materials, and ROI. Below, some of the most popular posts and tips on interior signage from 2016. If you have an interior branding, POS, wayfinding, or other signage project coming in 2017, take a look at some of these interior sign examples, or contact us directly with your questions. We’re happy to help you tame your complex interior signage “animals!” Tips and descriptions of some related Boston-area sign

West of Chestnut Project a Marvel, Inside and Out

All of us here at Metro Sign & Awning send a hearty “Congratulations!” to the team at Dellbrook and everyone involved in the West of Chestnut development in Quincy. We were excited and honored to be involved very early (probably before the earliest point in this time-lapse video!) interior signage evacuation map Metro design Boston While the video shows the dramatic transformation, you don’t see all the behind-the-scenes planning and design decisions that go into creating interior signage that complements a beautiful interior while serving an important (possibly life-saving) purpose for residents and visitors. More on that later. For now, here’s a glimpse at some of the preliminary sketches, hinting at how professional sign designers work to ensure interior signage meets codes, is ADA compliant, and is created and installed to be

High-Quality Interior Signage at Historic School Features Innovative Material

Arches punctuate the distinctive architecture of St. Mark’s School in Southborough, MA. The 150-year old institution has a dedicated faculty, alumni, and more than 350 students, many of whom live on St. Mark’s campus. When it was time to update interior signage, it had to be carefully designed to add to, rather than distract from, the historic private school. Metro Sign & Awning had created other signs for the school, including a hand-carved donor sign. The sign was created by our in-house Design Department to echo the school’s distinctive arches and hand-crafted by our Fabrication Department. For this most recent project, the administration contacted Metro Sign & Awning’s Keene, NH location for conceptual designs for the new interior signage.   Strong,

Finding Your Way Back to School: Wayfinding Projects Enhance Campus Experience

Effective wayfinding signage goes beyond branding, and it provides far more than directional signage. Think about signage on college campuses. As an article in College Planning and Management put it, it’s “more than part of the landscape.” Campus Signage Projects: Wayfinding, Branding, and Better Design Standard university signage identifies buildings, provides guidance to visitors, complies with regulatory mandates (like ADA standards) and whether it’s placed on the interior or exterior, signage must perform 24/7. Metro Sign & Awning works with public and private schools, colleges and universities to create effective, beautiful, and cost-efficient signage for students, parents and visitors. Our talented designers and fabricators and experienced installers get it right the first time, reducing change orders, headaches, and budget and

Digital Signage Increases Revenue: Then and Now

Many individual business owners, chain accounts, schools and developers (shopping centers) have recognized the advantage of content displayed through digital signage. Unlike the radio, TV or internet; a sign – tradition or digital – communicates and advertises your brand and product to customer traffic at the point of sale. This includes people who may work in the area, be driving by with a need for a specific product while seeing your sign and pull in right at that moment. There are many studies available to support the increase of revenue through digital signage as well as financial support to make an investment. Recently, Industry Weapon published some impressive stats from its 2015 marketing report on digital signage: 76 percent of consumers have entered a site because the sign

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 in time for the 2015 Thanksgiving weekend, Metro crews installed the back-lit channel letter signs, mounted to custom backer panels in Farmingdale, NY, Island 16. That installation was managed in conjunction with our New York partner, Vallesigns. Interior Signage

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 education, including separate floors for Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Working with Ted Butler, project manager at Suffolk Construction, made the job that much more enjoyable. At every stage of the long and complicated project, Butler and everyone at

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