Illuminated Plinth SignTurning Your Avant-Garde Sign Concepts Into Realities...

My client gave me a brief, for a new car wash, being built from the ground up, which needed a few signs.
One of the signs was to be a little funky, and have a top shelf look about it.
It was to have an illuminated section nested near the top, and have zero visible fixings on the outside. Di-bond panels were out of the question, because of the complexity of the overall shape of the sign, so I had to get creative, and work out a way I could do this in steel.

The sign was quite large, so I needed a sturdy frame as a good starting point, then start to apply my skins to it.


Keeping the frame laid on its edge, I gradually fabricated the skins to suit, with each skin section clicking onto the frame in a drop down manner, meaning that during install, you start from the bottom.


There were a myriad of skin sections to be made, and fit up was a nightmare.


All starting to take shape now...


Top section is also in place, leaving the space for two 2400 mm. x 1200 mm. single sided illuminated sign cases to fit within.
The two trims you see on the carpet are infills, that fit between the individual sign cases, to give the illusion of it being one solid sign case.


Another view of the same.


... and again.


I disassembled the pieces, had them two pack spray painted, and here it is!
As you can see, because of the design, Di-bond panels just simply wouldn’t have quite given the same result.

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This is one of the few signs I have made, that I really like. I don’t know why, I just do...

Illuminated Plinth Sign For Flufferz At Hampstead Gardens, South Australia