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Graphics Present Equipment Depot’s Values

As people devised New Year’s resolutions for 2022, Sign Artist installed multi-media signs to help inspire staff and visitors at Equipment Depot in Itasca, Illinois. An out-of-town sign company contracted Sign Artist to install their graphics. Signs ranged from die-cut vinyl and vinyl on acrylic panels, to dimensional wood letters and accent bars.

Workers at Equipment Depot are “equipped to serve.” One glance at these carefully-selected images and text communicates the nature of Equipment Depot’s niche, as a provider of large scale rental equipment. Incorporating core values and the mission of service into office decor, adds a nice motivating touch to the work environment.

An added bonus, was when Equipment Depot staff put on Christmas music and decorated their office tree nearby, setting a festive install mood for Sign Artist’s crew. Happy Holidays!

If you have a vision for your business that you are seeking to convey in 2022, let Sign Artist help you make this a reality! Inspire your staff with beautiful signs. Give Ed a call at 630-594-4185.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Signs for God’s Congregation Create a Vibrant Space

Sign Artist was called on stage and publicly thanked by First Lady Gina and Pastor Carl Mabins, at their Grand Opening event.

 

Murals, window graphics, privacy film, door signs — a new business needs branding throughout, and a new church is no exception. Signs create a vibrant space!

God’s Congregation Worship Center’s “First Lady” Gina Mabins and Pastor Carl Mabins had a vision to share, and turned to Sign Artist to help them visualize it in every corner of their new church home in Lombard, Illinois.  A word cloud mural transformed the plain wall below into a centerpiece, defining the core values of this congregation. Sign Artist is shown here on the initial site visit, that launched the branding of this worship space.

Sign Artist also attended the opening of God’s Congregation Church, and First Lady Gina called Ed (President) and Marianna (Vice-President of Communications) to the stage, to thank Sign Artist for its professional and considerate service. Gina especially praised Ed for leading her through the sign design process, that incorporated Pastor Carl’s and her own vision and art, with Sign Artist prints and installs.

This colorful graphic in the youth room is actually a powerful memory device.

First Lady Gina spoke of the need for a large-scale “Hallelujah” graphic in their initial conversations. Ed suggested, “If you’re going to have a ‘Hallelujah Wall,’ it should have trumpets!” Gina provided the image, and Sign Artist printed and installed it.

The existing art of the world and the Lion of God, above, was enhanced by text that Sign Artist installed around the globe. Signs create a vibrant space!

Privacy film cuts the glare in this office space, and protects Pastor Carl from the gaze of passersby.

Perforated vinyl on the windows welcomes visitors, and also visualizes the church’s identity, website and worship information.

Celebrating their new church home, complete with vibrant signage, Pastor Carl and First Lady Gina officially cut the ribbon at their Grand Opening.

Looking for a creative, custom approach to brand your business or church? Give Ed a call at 630-594-4185.

Brushed Metal Lobby Signs Set the Tone

   

Sign Artist fabricated and installed custom brushed metal lobby signs for a hub of medical associations in Chicagoland. The Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, The Hip and Knee Societies, and other medical associations at the  sleek Schaumburg Corporate Center (above right), opted for brushed aluminum seals to display their identities and specialties.

   

The six seals boldly catch the light, and are visible far down the hallway. Artistic black logos on silver finesse these signs, and deliver essential graphic messages. Any observer can see at a glance the wide scope of specialties represented by the associations at this site. By their nature, such brushed metal seals instill confidence in the viewer, that these are associations that are professional and respected.

   

Need lobby signs or art to express the expertise of your business or association? Call Ed at Sign Artist, 630-594-4185. We have a fine artist/graphic designer on staff, who can work with your logo and branding, or develop for your business, a whole new look!

Signs Mark A New Dawn For Sunset Pools & Spas

Home pools offer peace, calm and exercise to people at a time when all those things are in short supply. Sign Artist created both outdoor and indoor business signs to help advertise this local pool and spa builder.

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Sunset Pools & Spas provides a great service to Chicago-area  homeowners. Servicing in-ground pools is essential, and pools only provide a benefit to families if they are maintained in a healthy and timely way.  Sign Artist was happy to oversee and install the fabrication of this attractive new 3-D sign for Sunset Pools.

Sign Artist anchored both outdoor and indoor business signs securely.  The outdoor sign was mounted with studs on the brick facade in the Rolling Meadows location (1675 Hicks Road). Sign Artist also installed the attractive sunburst logo indoors, creating an eye-catching lobby sign. Custom business signs will be effective for your business, too. Options include classic silver fittings, and a more budget-friendly high-tech vinyl, that is laid over acrylic.

Lobby sign for pool company - Sign Artist

Some signs exude warmth and welcome, and Sunset Pools & Spas’ sign certainly matches that description! Give Ed a call at 630-594-4185 to see how your business name and logo can be transformed into appealing signage that will attract and keep customers.

Textured Surfaces Add Interest to Lobby Signs


Uneven surfaces? No worries! Sign Artist installs lobby signs and can work with you to find the perfect custom sign solutions. This raw brick facade is at Edward-Elmhurst Hospital in Elmhurst, Illinois. It proved a little challenging on sign install day, but the results were stunning. Elmhurst University has a state of the art Simulation Center at the Hospital, where its medical students train. Sign Artist has fabricated and installed multiple signs at this location, including:

  1. ADA name plates
  2. Artwork plaque
  3. Backlit monument sign with push-through panel
  4. Nursing mission statement wall sign on acrylic.

This lobby sign above, over rugged brick, is 5 ft W X 1.5 ft H, made of  3-dimensional cast aluminum letters. Meticulous measuring, precision drilling and positioning, are always needed to obtain the perfect install. A little added finesse was required for this rugged wall,  since every brick juts out at a different depth. The striking bronze-colored letters proved to be a perfect contrast to the neutral earth tones of the bricks.

Sign Artist installed an updated lobby sign to help brand the Elmhurst University Simulation Center, which provides nursing students with the hands-on training they need, to be stellar health care professionals in future.

Does your business have a wall needing signage or art installed? With our skilled crew, our expertise with a wide variety of materials, and a graphic/fine artist and photographer on staff, we can work with you, to design the perfect sign solution! Call Ed at 630-594-4185.

Grocery Store Awning is Good Advertising

Sign Artist installed this vivid awning at the new 3N’s Oriental Groceries, Foods & Markets Store in Broadview, Illinois. Awnings help traffic identify businesses.

 

The printed canvas signage makes the business a standout along busy Roosevelt Road. The store celebrates its Grand Opening this Saturday, March 6, 2021! It officially opens to the public at noon, so go check out this great groceries/carry out food destination at 1422 West Roosevelt Road in Broadview!

To install the 25-foot-wide awning, Sign Artist designed a custom carrier. Our crew defied the weather, bringing a bucket truck and braving 1.5-foot-high snowdrifts to remove the old awning, with its faded canvas. After Sign Artist cut the old canvas from the steel frame, we mounted the frame on our truck, and carried it away, to be covered in bright, printed canvas. A fresh-looking storefront makes any shop pop.  3N’s Oriental Groceries will be an appealing destination for all who love oriental cuisine. The awning is a great aid for directing customers to the shop, and for attracting new clients.

With Spring coming, it’s time to put on a bright face and let an awning identify your business! Whether it’s an awning, wayfinding, exterior or lobby sign, give Ed a call: 630-594-4185.

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LEDs Light Up Lobby Signs

 Eggology earns Grade A for this creative illuminated lobby sign design! Backlit with LEDs, and custom fabricated and installed by Sign Artist, this new restaurant sign in South Barrington, Illinois, is hung and ready to roll. This fresh branding sports a playful yet elegant shape and color scheme, that pop from the anchor wall. Photos below show the final stages of fabrication at Sign Artist’s studio. Our crew took special delight in the creativity and finished product of this sign! Materials include brushed-metal and translucent vinyl, and LED lights, fitted into a custom cabinet built at the Sign Artist studio. The result is a contemporary take on restaurant signage, and an unforgettable branding. With its economy of lines, this 3-D sign shows that simplicity can be ultra-creative, eye-catching and chic. Sign Artist was happy to see Pete, restauranteur and owner of eggology, post his enthusiasm on Instagram, with the comment, “Illuminated sign turned out better than we imagined!” His replies featured a thumbs up and “so cool!!!!” Another post on Pete’s Instagram reads: “Create a vision that makes you wanna jump out of bed in the morning.” Sign Artist is happy in the part we played in adding to the visuals of Pete’s creative and tasty vision! We wish eggology much success!

Posted on eggology’s Instagram: “Illuminated sign turned out better than we imagined.”

Look for the opening of this Chicagoland restaurant Spring of 2021! If you have a unique design in mind and would like help in seeing it hatched, give Ed a call at Sign Artist: 630-594-4185.  

Secure Your Brand with a Lobby Sign

Sign Artist just installed this lobby sign at Securint Financial Services, Inc, at busy Ellston and Pulaski, in Chicago.  Mounted directly on the wall, this acrylic, matte black sign announces the business brand with impactful, 3-D custom-fabricated letters and logo.

A great lobby sign impresses clients from the moment they walk into your business. With new businesses starting, and established ones opening doors once again, it’s time to review your signage needs. Sign Artist is covering multiple projects for Securint, ordering business cards, and returning to the Chicago office to install privacy film. With its corner location, Securint’s windows are flooded by sunshine and the interested gazes of passersby. A frosted adhesive film that Sign Artist will install on the building’s bank of ground-floor windows, will not only temper the sun’s glare, it will provide a little privacy for workers within. Installing the film mid-line in the window, with uncovered strips above and below, will allow workers to view the great outdoors. It will also give potential clients just enough of a glimpse inside, to pique their interest, and attract a possible walk-in visitor.

Sign Artist can help you transform your business name and logo into a wall sign that shows you’re serious about your business. If you don’t have a logo, or its design needs a facelift, our talented artist/designer Erin can refresh the look — or she can design a whole, new logo for you. Styles of lobby signs range from 3-D letters anchored on walls or panels, to printed vinyl. We can illuminate your sign with LED lights, and add drama to the design. Also, consider the wide range of services Sign Artist provides. You’d be amazed at the vast range of privacy films  available, and Sign Artist happily fabricates and installs unique wallpapers, murals, and exterior and wayfinding signs, too. Call Ed, (630)594-4185, for more information about how to make your business a standout with eye-catching branding and design.

Securint’s Chicago crew is pleased by its new sign.
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Sign Artist Installs 50-Plus Directional Signs In Skokie Parking Garage

Sign Artist manufactured and installed directional sign panels for a public parking garage in Skokie, Illinois. Our 50-plus vivid signs on 080 coated aluminum substrate will keep traffic on the right track.

Providing directional signs is a valuable service offered by Sign Artist. Such signs are essential:

  • On roadways
  • In parking lots
  • In recreation areas
  • In industrial parks
  • On healthcare campuses
  • On school grounds

Directional signs promote safety, and include the category of Covid directionals, too. Check out our pre-designed Covid signage, add your brand, or let us help you design your own unique signage.

Tell us your directional signage needs. Call Ed at 630-594-4185.

window graphic for york solutions

Custom Window Graphics

window graphic for York Solutions

Cut vinyl window graphics are multi-functional signs that can display your brand, give directions, and impart information like hours and phone numbers.

Another great thing about window cut vinyl is that it can be applied on any window or glass door, interior and exterior. Durable, easily changeable, and quick to install, cut vinyl window graphics are the choice for many savvy business owners.

Window Graphic for law group

The options for colors, fonts, and images are endless! You can have printed vinyl in your personal brand colors, or sleek white or black. Sign Artist Inc. is able to design, produce, and install any custom window graphic you could want.

pedestal sign with electronic message center

Are Sign Letters Gone with the Wind? Try LED Signs!

      

All of us at Sign Artist play a Where’s Waldo? game of sorts. We spot problematic signs wherever we go! We applaud this dry cleaner in Chicagoland for posting positively and taking the “high road.” He obviously takes a lot of pride in his signs, because the message changes often.

However, we also wonder if the sturdy Spring winds have whisked a couple letters to another county!

Stringing letters manually to a gigantic sign board is one way of getting a message across, and we’ve happily provided changeable letter signs to area clients. But a more modern approach, and one that can be easily programmed with the touch of a finger on a screen, is LED lighting.

LED signs  give an updated look, and have exterior and interior uses galore, from way finding, directory and even sports arena signage, to menu and score boards. and open/closed signs.  Wifi controller connections allows the owner of the sign to make changes to content as needs dictate.

These electronic message centers provide high visibility to your business!

Let us know if you’d like to update your look, make lettering legible and secure, and simplify maintenance, with a programmable LED sign. We’d be happy to give you a quote for your specific need and application.

 

 

building directory exterior

Be Strategic with Signs

People heading up any enterprise, often pour hours into strategic plans, employee and client interactions,  but sometimes miss the obvious — planning for a stunning sign that will turn heads and generate buzz and business. Whether you’re shopping for a new dentist or realtor,  a clothing boutique or condo, would you be more willing to try the establishment that features a yellowing, half-lit sign announcing its services…or a fresh sign with all letters intact? Do you enjoy seeing more than plain signage? A well-designed image or two, placed strategically, can make any sign more striking.

We’ve had a brutal winter in many parts of the U.S…and certainly in Chicagoland! Now is a great time to see if your shop, residential or corporate signage needs a face lift. We’ve already seen an uptick in business at Sign Artist, as customers are asking for new directory sign panels, banners for temporary branding until storefront build outs are complete, vinyl wraps to turn vans into  moving billboards, and new wall murals to brighten a shop interior.

If you have a dream for how to rev up the interior or exterior of your business,  contact us! You may be amazed at the tremendous variety of materials available that can move your project forward. Also, we have a fine artist on staff, who has a wonderful gift for grasping clients’ visions and helping to make them a reality.

If you’re tired of your branding and would like a logo re-design, Sign Artist is up for the challenge. Want to see some of the cutting-edge materials that make contemporary signs pop and also last longer? Reserve a time with us, and then come view samples of every imaginable kind of sign, in our showroom.  We look forward to “Springing forward” with you, as our weather changes, and we help you put on a fresh new sign for your business!

 

 

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Sign Attracts Business for Elmhurst Auto Care

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New outdoor business sign at Elmhurst Auto Care.

Owners of Elmhurst Auto Care updated their outdoor business sign to represent the quality of their service. They partnered with Sign Artist Inc. to update their branding.

Ed and Brad were excellent partners with whom to achieve this goal. They engaged in designing and planning the sign updates. This was key to the project’s success.

Sign Artist Inc. used polycarbonate panels with cut vinyl to create the new look.  The changeable letter panels were also replaced to create a great impression.

The enhanced business sign on North Ave.  is not only brighter and easily visible to customers, it displays the updated branding.  The new logo reflects the quality of service and commitment of the team to customer satisfaction.

Compared to nearby signs on North Ave., Elmhurst Auto Care’s sign is truly “lit.”