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Category Archive for: Sign Design

What You Need to Request a Quote for Exterior Signage Projects

Whether you’re in the early planning or construction stage of a new residential or mixed-use development or starting to think about a new sign (or

signs for a new location) for a local business, at some point, you have to request a quote for that signage.

In order to take your sign ideas from early brainstorming sessions into installed signage reality, there’s a process called “budgetary reality.” It’s probably safe to say that requesting a quote – and getting estimates on signage […]

How Signs Stay True to Brand and Meet Design Requirements

Can you see me now? Verizon Wireless, and many of its authorized dealers, depend on Metro Sign & Awning to see that their signage represents the company well on many sites.

For some time now, Metro Sign & Awning has been an Authorized sign manufacturer for Verizon Wireless. And while the company has a comprehensive, 200-plus-page book of branding standards, there’s a surprisingly large “gray area” and much needed flexibility built into the process of design review.

Accurate Information is Key to […]

Big Retail Center Calls for Bigger Sign in Keene

When the owner of One-Stop Country Pet Supply planned to move to one of Keene, NH’s biggest retail centers, she knew she needed a big, bold sign to help her reach more shoppers. Patrick Grizzard, Sales Manager at Metro’s Keene location, was delighted to help her bring her vision to life.

Big Sign, Big Impression

“The overall height of this one came in at just under 8 feet, and the overall width came in at 25 feet,” Grizzard said. “And the custom shapes […]

Large and Oversized Signs Go Big for Your Brand When Design is Right

When it comes to business signage, size matters. While it’s not always accurate to say, “the bigger the better,” well, sometimes, it is. When your building project needs bold thinking, big ideas, and even bigger signs, you need to work with a professional signage company that has the training and experience to ensure your best signage visions become reality. 

Large and Oversized Exterior Signs = More Attention for Your Brand

When you’ve got the permits and the plan to “go big,” we say, GO […]

Funny Grammar Mistakes On Signs In America [20 Pics]

Language can be tricky sometimes. 20 funny grammar mistakes on signs in America – no, this is not our porfolio 🙂

Making Signs Stand Out, Blend in with Beautiful Campgrounds

From Concept to Design to Fabrication – GSEM Signage Enhances Organization’s Brand

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts (GSEM) came to Metro Sign & Awning with a challenge. GSEM’s five camps, with locations in Andover, Brewster, Plymouth, Waltham, and Pelham, NH, needed signage that would be highly visible, beautiful, and durable. The signs needed to reflect the organization’s mission as well as its brand, stand out night and day, and complement the camps’ beautiful natural settings.

As a non-profit organization, the budget was […]

Renovating a Beautiful Old Sign in Keene, NH

enovating an old sign is something like a makeover. The ‘after’ appears beautiful true to the original, but sports an even better, brighter look. And when a sign renovation includes moving from fluorescent bulbs to bolder, brighter LEDs, there’s also a significant energy cost savings. One restaurant owner in Keene, NH recently discovered how a relatively simple sign renovation can make a big difference in how people view the business.

Upgrading, Updating a Business Sign

Long established Papagallos restaurant has legions of fans in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Metro’s Award-Winning Sign Designs on Display in Tewksbury, Waltham

If you’ve been impressed by the design of the freestanding illuminated sign at the Center at Innovation Drive in Tewksbury or the external building sign at Marcou Jewelers in Waltham, you’re not alone.

The US Sign Council recently selected both signs as winners in its 2016 USSC Sign Design Competition.

In a statement recognizing the work of Metro Sign & Awning Designer Susan MacGregor, USSC Executive Director Nancy Maren said, “On behalf of USSC, I offer personal congratulations for your outstanding work, […]

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