Sign Design Contest
Presenting the 2018 Sign Design Competition. Please view each photo submission and read the directions for voting. Plaques and recognition will be presented to both the winning companies and graphic designers at MSSA's SignConnexion in July. Please notice, that the sign design contest rules and categories suit our diverse membership.
You can review the photos by clicking on them. You will then cast your vote below in each category starting with Digital/Vehicle Graphics.
Category 1: Digital/Vehicle Graphics
Classic New Orleans Home - Client requested a Bus Wrap that would replicate the feel of a Classic New Orleans Home for use as a Mobile Studio during the Tricentennial Celebration, inviting people at events to discuss their favorite New Orleans Memories. Project included sourcing a photo, color correction to match News Station's Branded Colors, photo manipulation to create a window unit effect in the rear, and lining up the vehicle doorway with the doorway in the photo for realism.
Holiday Cleaners - Suds Laundromat - Digitally printed full vehicle graphics wrap for a van. Graphics consist of three companies that the customer owned and wanted to advertise as he was traveling.
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Category 2: Wall Sign
Anakeesta - Floating in this 30' steel Chondola station arch lives a multi-layer hand crafted steel, aluminum and HDU logo assembly with a carved arrow projected over it.
BIG Mike's- 9' x 2' projecting neon sign. Has a digital print graphic logo, and vinyl copy overlaid with exposed neon. It also has a neon border.
Churn Spoon - Exterior wall sign with open face channel letters and logo with exposed neon mounted to wooden backplate.
City Hardware Bar and Grill - 4' x 8' Aluminum Panel with 2" depth neon
Curry and Jerk - Routed Aluminum sign on steel frame and plates. Flag mounted to wall / all painted graphics - no vinyl
Huckabee - Double sided neon illuminated interior sign mounted to sound stage studio wall, Aluminum custom fabricated body, PVC letters, neon illumination.
IMAX - Lighted acrylic theatre entry way sign structure with routed aluminum walls and LED rope lighting.
India Oven - Non illuminated routed dimensional letters
Jabbys - It is front and reverse lit channel letters.
Liquor Lane - Routed out aluminum with show through copy background, internally illuminated with LEDs, chase sequence S-11, bulbs, Wine Glass and Lips are stand off channel letters with digitally printed graphics, internally illuminated with LEDs.
Manchester Tire & Brake - Non illuminated aluminum composite sign with angle frame with .5" plate aluminum letters.
OWA Entrance Archway - Single Faced 4'-10" x 24'-4" decorative sign display fabricated out of rolled 8" square steel tubing with cut out scroll work and LED back lit channel letters.
Perkin's Hardware - 96" x 194" Contour Aluminum Cabinet w/Black Aluminum Faces Routed for Graphics Which are Acrylic w/Vinyl Applied Bed Lit w/Principle LED. Additionally A Set of Channel Letters & Capsule.
Redneck Riviera - This dimensional double sided blade sign features Pained Graphics, Vinyl decorated push through acrylic and Flashing blue and red Skeleton neon accents and copy.
Rogers Historical Museum - Vintage-style, double-faced, exposed neon blade wall sign. Designed to mimic the look of the old Ford Motor Company sign that occupied the same spot on the same downtown building i 1935.
South Alabama Basketball - Multi depth textured hardwood court wall 4/4 Select Hard Maple with translucent finish • CNC routed custom fabricated basketball light box with commercial grade opaque paint finish. LED lit acrylic panels • Laser cut acrylic logo • Laser cut acrylic dimensional lettering
Southern Christian Children's Home Donor - Wood laminate on MOD, Acrylic with digitally printed graphics subsurface, Painted acrylic accent panels, Dimensional letters in acrylic, Digitally printed donor names on panels with stand-offs.
Spark - Illuminated flag mounted wall sign with various light colors.
The Gallery Morgan Farms - The wall sign was fabricated of painted Sentra mounted to wall.
Ultra Green - Front lit LED illuminated channel letters remote mounted. Faces have digital print with gradient on "Ultra" and cut vinyl on "Green".
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Category 3: 0-50 Square Feet
Al Taglio/Dunkin Donuts - Cor-ten self rusting steel with push thru copy
Arbor Village - The tapered column is dry stacked stone, sign panel and wood column is constructed from western cedar and banded on edge with copper color galvanized metal. The copy/logo is cut from acrylic and applied to cedar sign with stud/pad and silicone.
City Title & Closing - Double-faced, illuminated freestanding sign with main id mounted between two steel rectangular poles. Routed & backed faces with channel logo, and non-illuminated aluminum c-channel tenant bars bolted directly to poles.
Debec's - Custom Fabricated Non-Illuminated Cabinet On Angled 4" Square Tubing w/Cap Over Faces & Vinly Graphics. Additional Message Board.
Dynamic Therapy - Aluminum frame with laser cut 1/8" painted aluminum panels with vinyl graphics. Custom rolled 1x1 tubing trim on upper panel.
Fidelity Bank Monument - Monument that consists of a fabricated pole cover and aluminum cabinets with acrylic backing for the logo and blue LED reverse illumination.
Groovy Goat - Double Faced illuminated sign with lighted channel elements, backlit routed aluminum graphics, commercial grade LED flexible lighting, and raised illuminated laser cut dots.
Hidden Springs - Brick monument design and sandblasted sign
Hilliard - Multi-faceted, solid, concrete base with painted laser cut stud mounted copy and flat recessed aluminum panel. Overall size is 9' tall by 4' wide with the top section fabricated out of four layers of routed aluminum panels to compliment the building design.
Listerhill Credit Union - 3.66' x 10' LED Illuminated Pan embossed face stacked stone on pylon
N Jackson Plaza - LED illuminated double faced tenant sign w/custom cabinet with routed cop and acrylic faces aluminum tube ornamentation.
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Category 4: 50-100 Square Feet
231 N Business Park - Nonilluminated sign w/ .125" thick aluminum faces and .5" aluminum plate letters w/ cultured rock base
Ben E. Keith - Single sided illuminated push through cabinet with chrome vinyl applied to letter faces and placed on stone monument.
Coastal Marine - Internally illuminated Pylon sign
Gardner Denver - Flood Lighted Monument sign - .125 Aluminum construction with no exposed fasteners - routed and polished 1/2" acrylic letters on main body of sign. Digital printed logos on bottom section.
Huckabee Tickets - Double sided freestanding sign with 10mm LED message center, Aluminum and steel custom fabricated body, PVC letters, neon illumination.
Nossi College of Art - Custom Fabricated cabinet with combination of Halo Lit letters and Push Thru
Pearl River Casino - Monument sign that has internally illuminated reveals, reverse illuminated copy, 1/2" acrylic push with 3M black dual film and a Watchfire 16MM full color electronic message center.
Remax GS - Double Faced 18' high, lighted Pylon sign with Remax logo lighted channel letters, and a 4' x 9' 16mm digital sign.
Small Wonders Enrichment Center - The I.D. sign was fabricated panformed acrylic faces with vinyl copy. The base was fabricated of routed 2" sign foam to look like blocks.
Talon - 36" steel pipe post with drilled shaft footing. Painted aluminum sign panels with vinyl graphics.
Thrift Drugs - Custom Aluminum Pylon Structure w/Channel RX Logo & ID Cabinet. Featuring Watchfire Message Center.
Vietnam Memorial - Non Illuminated monument sign. Aluminum, brushed alum. and digital prints.
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Category 5: 100 Square Feet and Above
Bonita Lakes Mall - Pylon sign that's 61' overall height and consist of internally illuminated tenant cabinet, reverse illuminated logo and a Watchfire 19MM full color electronic message center.
Beale Street Archway - Open channel letters with exposed triple-stroke neon illumination and double-sided cabinet with exposed neon.
Davis Kessler & Davis - Free standing, illuminated routed aluminum composite cabinet with push thru acylic letters
OWA Hwy 59 - Double Faced Pylon sign is 45' high with a 13' x 20' 16mm digital sign, routed aluminum faces with internally illuminated graphics for Foley Sports Tourism Complex, and 4' OWA logo in reverse channel illuminated letters. Brick base with custom cast stone caps and bands and has Stainless Steel swoosh on each side.
Patterson Farms - Entrance Monument composed of painted brick, cedar, lights and fabricated letters and limestone caps.
Stat Care Plus One Clinic - Custom Aluminum Pylon Structure w/Two ID Cabinets. Featuring Watchfire Message Center.
The Wellness Center - Features a 3 sided sign with stacked stone base, (3) 4' x 8' WatchFire digital message centers and (3) main ID cabinets that feature reverse lit channel letters with both reverse lit and front lit underscore and logo.
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Category 6: Best of the Best
Choose one favorite from any of the above categories.
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