Signs of the Times - March 2012 - (Page 81)

SECOND PLACE Fabricator Sawatzky’s Imagination Corp. Chilliwack, BC, Canada (604) 823-2216 Designer Dan Sawatzky Client Fox and Hounds Pub Aldergrove, BC’s Fox and Hounds Pub enjoys a colorful “history”. The owners built the pub with timbers from the original Fox & Hounds pub in London, which was reportedly founded in 1812. Sawatzky helped the Paul family prepare to celebrate the original pub’s bicentennial in grand fashion with a signage and architectural-graphics program that carries a vital storytelling element throughout the establishment. To create the program, he complemented Coastal Enterprises’ 30-lb. PrecisionBoard HDU, which he routed on the shop’s MultiCam 3000 CNC router, with carved, fiberglass-reinforced concrete. The signs and wall claddings brand and create ambience for the building façade, fireplaces, archways, bar fixtures and numerous other details. Sawatzky and his small crew handpainted all elements with Modern Masters’ acrylic metallic and themed-environment paints. He worked on the project for approximately six months. Sawatzky said, “This project was a dream come true for me. I’ve always wanted to create a restaurant’s entire theme, from the front-door sign down to the beer taps.” SIGNS OF THE TIMES / MARCH 2012 / 81

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Signs of the Times - March 2012

Signs of the Times - March 2012
ST Update
Technology Update
Vinyl Apps
Strictly Commercial
Lighting Techniques
The Moving Message
Technology Review
Sign Museum News
New Products
The 2012 International Sign Contest
Get Smart
The Value of Signs
Industry News
Advertising Index
Editorially Speaking

Signs of the Times - March 2012