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, as well as your interest in advancing our efforts to encourage high standards among industry design professionals.” Award Winning Signs Always on Display The award-winning signs will be featured at Sign World International, and the USSC Awards will
With this post and others in our Signs 101 series, we do our best to cut through “sign speak.” Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us. freestanding monument sign Boston bank __________________________ The three basic types of Freestanding Signs are monument, pylon, and post and panel signs. Below you’ll find definitions, descriptions and examples. Freestanding signs, not surprisingly, stand on their own (as opposed to wall-mounted signs, for example). Thanks to posts or a self-supporting base, freestanding signs are architectural structures separate from buildings and other structures. While they are often designed to be about on eye-level with drivers and/or pedestrians, others are considerably taller, intended to serve as architectural centerpieces for a business or corporate park. Illuminated pylon sign Keene New England Monument Signs are
You maintain your business signage, keep it clean and free of graffiti. But as with any major investment, there may come a time when it no longer performs as you expected, no longer brings you the visibility, customers or brand awareness it originally did. In fact, you may even find that your signage portrays the wrong image of your business – an outdated logo, a sign in disrepair, etc. So how do you know it’s time to upgrade or replace your business signage and get it back working for you? The first choice is often to ditch the old signage completely and start fresh, but it’s not always necessary in every situation. In fact, reworking an old sign can improve
Metro Sign & Awning has installed 29 pole mounted tenant banners at The Point in Littleton, MA. Each banner is unique and works to represent the many shops and businesses that have just gone into this space. The minute you drive into the Center, you are greeted by these colorful banners that show off the businesses you can expect to find here. What’s The Point? The Point, located in Littleton, MA, is a new shopping center that combines shops, restaurants, hotels and entertainment. Featuring a wide variety of businesses, The Point aims to be a one-stop destination where you can not only shop, but spend the day as well. At The Point, you’ll soon be able to shop for groceries
Some signage manufacturers don’t do awnings. We do. Some stick with just the basics. We do a little more. If you’re in the market for a new awning, enclosure, or canopy for your business, we invite you to contact us to discuss your plans, needs, branding and budget. Call us at 978.319.6561 or send us a note about your business plans. Looking for Awning Ideas? Below are some of our most popular posts and publications on awnings and enclosures. If you have questions about size or fit, durability, installation, maintenance, cost, or something else, please contact us. With more decades of experience in commercial signage, storefront awnings and service enclosures, we can help you accurately determine what is the best investment for you and your business. And warranties?
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 as doggie day care, a fitness center (for humans) and a fleet of rental bikes. LEED certification is in process for the four conjoined buildings totallling 750,000 sf of rentable space. Metro Delivers Inspired Design, Innovative Materials
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
Interior directional signage (also called interior wayfinding signage) is incredibly helpful to building users on a day-in and day-out basis. Of course, those interior signs also must meet ADA standards. But when a facility’s use has changed or a new group of building visitors is expected, a little extra emphasis can help everyone. Bright and bold vinyl graphics to the rescue! Going Back to School with Vinyl Interior Graphics Summer’s just begun and it’s already time for institutions to prepare for classes (and students!) next semester. Metro Sign & Awning is helping day care facilities, community centers and other organizations prepare for Back to School season with new vinyl graphics that add color, enhance branding, and assist building users with wayfinding.
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 Sign Awards highlight unique designs and eye-catching graphic messaging that can be created using modern LED sign design techniques. Our graphic designers and fabricators have extensive experience and training in both traditional design and LED sign creation.
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 Council recognized this sign as a winner in the 2016 USSC Sign Design Competition. We’ve always know we have a great team. It’s great to have a reason to shout about it!