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Monument Sign Update for Arlington Lakes

Sign Artist returned to Orion Arlington Lakes Apartment Homes, Illinois, to tweak the monument sign our studio designed and installed there. We placed cones to divert traffic from the work site.  Careful measuring and leveling led to the placement of the paper template. We added the 3-dimensional letter strip below the sign’s branding, installed by Sign Artist Spring of 2020. Can you see what important message the client requested to be added?

  
 
Voila! Now the two-sided monument bears important contact info, neatly added as the bottom line of script. Inserting the web address is a service to passersby, that will draw new clients. Now information about this attractive residential building is at the tip of people’s fingertips, as they easily find Orion’s site online. This address strip opens a world of floor plans, amenity information and images of actual units within this Arlington Lakes complex.


Sign Artist always welcomes repeat customers, and is happy to add graphics or text to an existing sign, or design a brand new one. This monument is eye-catching, made of the latest technology. The high-density polycarbonate expands and contracts with Chicago’s harsh climate. extending the life of the monument. It’s prominently located, just off of busy Golf Road in Arlington Heights.

Now is a great time to install monument signs, before the ground freezes solid for winter. What are your needs for updating or installing a monument sign for your business? Perhaps you require  a lobby, office or wayfaring sign. Give Ed a call at 630-594-4185 to discuss the options.

Directional Signs Show the Way


Directional signs, also called wayfinding signs, are everywhere. They help us navigate each day. There’s an artistry and logic to every wayfinding sign.  Sign Artist often installs these interior and exterior signs, including the ones shown here.

Every client looking for directional signage has basic decisions to make, including:

  1. Message
  2. Materials
  3. Colors and design
  4. Optimal placement

Sign Artist will collaborate with you in obtaining impactful directional/wayfinding signs. Your clients will appreciate your professionalism, when they see your attractive and effective signage, guiding them to the correct parking spot, level or suite.

Sign Artist printed these residential unit signs below, for Sandburg Village, in Chicago’s Gold Coast. Our studio applied high-tech vinyl  onto aluminum composite sheets, to withstand the harshest elements. The sign is secured onto the exterior brick face via concrete anchors. Our client attended the install and was pleased by the result.


The “Do Not Enter” sign below at the North Lincoln Parking Garage in Skokie, was manufactured at Sign Artist’s Bensenville studio. We  mounted this sturdy, 8-foot-wide directional using concrete anchors.

Also installed in the Skokie garage and fabricated at Sign Artist Studio, the sign below is a standout, due to its bold font and attractive color. Sign Artist made signs for Levels One through Six. Incorporating a rainbow of colors, helps visitors recall the location of their parked vehicles.


Another look for directional signage, this parking sign below was installed by Sign Artist at  Canal Plaza, a South Archer retail building near Chinatown in Chicago. This digital print on a brushed aluminum substrate makes a refined statement.

This framed evacuation plan, installed at The 1201 North Clark building at Clark and Division in Chicago, is a crucial wayfinding sign. Every directional sign is important, but some provide information that clarifies a life and death decision for the viewer. Sign Artist also erected more than 200 ADA braille, directional signs at this landmark building.

Overall, directional/wayfinding signs ease stress. They guide clients to the correct location efficiently. This results in fewer late arrivals, and a better customer experience. Call Ed to discuss your signage needs: 630-594-4185.

 

Multi-tenant Signs for Westwood Financial

  
This week, Sign Artist completed our largest project for Westwood Financial, a national commercial real estate developer. Our crew fabricated multi-tenant sign panels for a 16-foot pylon sign at Elk Crossing Shopping Center, Elk Grove Village, Illinois. The applied vinyl on polycarbonate panels replaced old signage that was faded, peeling, and with outdated logos.

The reveal of the new sign includes a striking image of an elk, apropos of the shopping center’s theme. Well-known signs and logos from Panera Bread, Jewel-Osco, Great Clips, T-Mobile, Auto Zone, Citibank and Doctors of Physical Therapy, filled our studio this week, until thepanels were successfully installed yesterday. The result is a nice, clean look for Elk Crossing!

Before our Elk Crossing project, Sign Artist was asked to arrange for a Covid-19 curbside pickup base and post sign for Elk Crossing Shopping Center. Sign Artist installed this colorful trio of directional signs Westwood Financial, clearly marking curbside service for the shopping center visitors.

The project was unique, in that the foundations of four signs needed to be filled with 600 pounds of sand, to keep them stable! That put a new twist on the sun and sand concept, for our father-daughter crew that day.


Westwood first contacted Sign Artist pre-Covid era, after finding us online. This management corporation asked us to install a small directional sign for shops at picturesque  Elmhurst City Center in downtown Elmhurst, Illinois.

Our favorite thing to do, is to provide multiple signs of all varieties to our happy repeat customers. Now…how might we serve you?

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.

Need Fresh Covid Signs?

It’s hard to believe that it’s time for a second generation of Covid business signs, but truly — the signs we’re seeing out in our Covid-era world are looking weary. Do you have a special safety message to convey? An announcement that you’re open and serving curbside? Special directionals for your employees or clients? Whatever your need, Sign Artist has pre-designed Covid signs.  We are ready to add your brand. We also have our graphic designer/fine artist on staff, who is happy to work with you to design a look all your own.

 

It’s a tough and troubling time for us all. Keeping a business up and running is courageous! We believe that calls for heroic signage. Let us brighten your day by printing your Covid signs in eye-catching colors, and giving them a unique twist for your business. To keep our own crew safe, Sign Artist incorporated its custom mask design, company colors and logo, to ask our visitors to don this essential item.

What are your needs? Browse our gallery of Covid signs, or contact us with your own unique vision for commercial signage. Wall signs, window and door graphics, floor wraps: all will get your message across in a vivid, compelling way. Let’s weather this time with some good design, and invite others to keep safe and well, too.