Signs of the Times - April 2016 - 82
Electric Monument Signs
Poblocki Sign Co.
West Allis, WI
City of Milwaukee Dept. of Development
Century City represented a strategic
initiative by Milwaukee city officials to
transform a long-vacant tract of city land
into a thriving business park. Watson and
the Poblocki design team collaborated
with Graef Anhalt Schloemer & Assoc.,
the city's contracted engineering firm, to
design the monument with AutoCAD and
Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator software.
The CNC-router-cut, MIG-welded aluminum letters stand 12 ft. tall and 12 in.
deep, and span 44 ft. across the base; the
logo measures 13 ft. 3 in. in diameter. All
components were mounted to curved-steel
I-beams, with faces router-cut from ¾-in.thick polycarbonate. Poblocki decorated
all components with Akzo Nobel Grip-Gard
acrylic-polyurethane paint, and populated
the letters with US LED modules.
Synergy Sign & Graphics
Jeff Tice Metalworks
Rocky and Courtney Shanower
This sign doesn't feature cartoonish characters, trendy typography or implore you to like the customer on social media. It's simple, rugged and attractive, and will carry the
customer's brand for years to come. The Synergy team designed the program using Adobe, AutoCAD and EnRoute Pro 5.1 software. And, given that the Shanowers' establishment resides within Amish country, it fits its environment well. Against a backdrop of 8 x 8, rough-sawn cedar posts, Synergy installed Tice's custom-fabricated, hammeredsteel letters and steel baseplates, and to install the components, heat-treated lag screws. Coastal Enterprises' PB Bond adhesive and epoxy glue join the panels. White minimodules from Hanley LED, which operate on two power supplies, provide a bright beacon to would-be customers.
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