Nov 16, 2022 | News, Sign Type Highlight
The customer always comes first at Creative Sign. We’ve put so much energy into channel letters for other businesses in Wisconsin and beyond, and we’ve invested in equipment to make those letters (and other signage) better and more efficiently. So many gorgeous, lit letters… but never for ourselves. What’s that saying about the shoemaker’s kid?
We’ve finally decided we need to look as good on the outside as we make on the inside. Now our lit building letters are an example of what we can produce within these walls!
Wanting to be easily seen from Hwy 41, we maximized our allowed square footage with two big, bold words: CREATIVE SIGN.
The building, now painted dark blue with white trim courtesy of Griffin Prestige Painting, provides high contrast with the white letters.
The letters are face lit with white LED to maximize readability, but back lit with color changing LED just for the fun of it. We are a sign company after all. Blue LED rope lighting will also soon run along the peak and front bump out to showcase one of our favorite accent lighting products.
We are so happy with our new store front that it’s hard to remember how it looked before… so it’s good we took a lot of progress photos. Thank you to everyone that chipped in between customer projects and helped make this possible!
We are so proud of our welcoming new exterior! We welcome everyone to find an excuse to swing by, day or night, to check out our new letters and (coming soon) accent lighting. We love showing off our work! Call ahead for a tour of the building, or to schedule to meet a sign consultant after dark to see our building lighting up close and see how it works. We also have channel letter and accent light samples inside, including trimless channel letters.
Mar 4, 2022 | Sign Type Highlight
A new set of living channel letters brings some greenery to our Design room. A vertical garden – the Sign Nerds way!
What We Did:
We opted for white interiors and black exteriors for the letters we mounted in our Design room, but the color combinations are endless. The mounting bar was made with raw aluminum to match our silver corrugated wall for a more discreet look. We wanted these to look like what they are – like someone snatched up some letters from our Channel Letter Department and planted them.
The mounting bar lets us lift them on and off the wall easily (no tools required) in case we want to move or trade out plants. (Fingers crossed they all thrive, but let’s be honest, the Design Team doesn’t exactly have green thumbs. There’s a reason we chose low maintenance plants.)
Again, the options are endless. We could do simple logos or almost any font. The font matches our wall vinyl that reads DESIGN BUILD SERVICE throughout our first floor offices and hallway.
Our letters are filled with succulents, so if we forget to water them a couple times, they’ll still be fine. You could do your logo or motto with anything from low maintenance moss to vibrant annuals that you switch out each season. We’ll build ‘em – you plant ‘em!
We planted these bad boys in late January and laid them flat on the counter until their roots were strong enough for them to go vertical (early March), but the timeline would be determined by the type of plants you use and if they already have established roots.
How long would it take to get YOUR vertical garden channel letters? While production times can vary based on our workload, usually we can produce a set of letters in about 3-4 weeks from down payment.
We chose the word GROW because it is our wish for our plants as well as our wish for our team members. As sign designers, sign makers, sign installers, and as people – we aspire to never stop growing! We want to continue to think outside the box for signage solutions and stretch the limits of what is possible.
Get Your Own:
Contact us if you’re interested in seeing what your vertical garden channel letters could look like in your space!
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