Category Archive: exterior signage

Quick Hits: Exterior Signage for Business in the News


Exterior signage is in the news again: this time, it’s an iconic sign in Chicago and new rules for neon business signs at business entrances in Pennsylvania. Downtown Santa Fe Exterior Signage Change to “Motorola” From writer Chris Bentley with the comes this brief article about removing the iconic Santa Fe dimensional letter signage and replacing …

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Environmental Graphics Ruled Architectural Signage by City Council


The following story is a curious case of environmental graphic design being called architectural signage, and for one California city, that’s a bad thing. In an effort to complement the North Beach area and local feel in San Clemente, U-Haul added orange-colored wavy graphics to the side of its warehouse to simulate ocean waves. Sounds …

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Creating Curb Appeal for Retail Businesses with Exterior Signage

Creating curb appeal for retail businesses with attractive and professional exterior signage is a growing trend for small communities that want to give their downtown shopping districts a boost. The idea of going beyond commercial signage, which is often associated with ubiquitous fast-food restaurant signage, and creating signage solutions that serve not only as a business’ identity, but as …

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Color and Size of Exterior Signage is Making News Again

Color-selection and exterior signage is making the news again, this time it’s at Mile High Stadium – home of the Denver Broncos. The issue centers on the size, the placement, the brightness and the color of the large dimensional fabricated letters which spell Sports Authority Field. These letters, which use a strong red color, adorn …

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Preview of Best of ASI Architectural Signage Projects for 2011

Each year, ASI turns to its network of affiliates and asks the question, “Show us your best architectural signage projects from the previous year.” We give them the option to submit projects into specific categories, like interior signage and exterior signage and digital signage. Like any contest, there are folks that choose to partake in …

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Exterior Signage Gets a Cold Reception from Development Boards

A series of articles posted on by Sharon Stone tell the story of a development board’s concerns with a city’s new exterior signage. This story reminds us of a post we wrote a few months ago about client’s making decisions with pocketbooks rather than common business sense of working with skilled signage providers. To be …

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Architectural Signage vs. Commercial Signage: A Comparison Guide

We wanted to share an information piece that compares and contrasts architectural signage and commercial signage. Because commercial signage is almost always associated with exterior signage, the information piece is geared toward comparing and contrasting exterior signage applications. Here are a few key excerpts: “What defines a commercial sign? It’s easy to identify a commercial …

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3form Design Awards: Exterior Signage, Interior Signage Featured


In case you missed it, we wanted to hightlight some of the winners and honorable mentions from 3form’s Peoples Choice Awards for environmental graphic design and architectural finish-outs using 3form materials. Among the winners are really nice examples of interior signage and exterior signage as well as a grand-prize winning large environmental graphic display from …

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Pacific Exterior Modular Signage Used for Blue Harbour

We wanted to share another nice little architectural signage project from Mangion & Lightfoot since we received a lot of positive feedback and traffic from the Strategy+Creativity+Implementation = Palazzo Falson Architectural Signage post earlier in the year. Here is a summary excerpt from the Blue Harbour post: Blue Harbour is a mixed-use development in upscale Ta’Xbiex, Malta. The owners required …

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Strategy+Creativity+Implementation = Palazzo Falson Architectural Signage

We thought it was worthwhile to share a great post from Mangion & Lightfoot Ltd. about the successful architectural signage solution for Palazzo Falso. Mangion & Lightfoot is a design agency in Malta that provides brand solutions for local and international clients across a variety of disciplines. The images shown are courtesy of Mangion & Lightfoot, and here …

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