SOLIDCORE’S SIGN CHALLENGE

When solidcore fitness studio opened its St. Louis Park location, they called us to design and install a blade sign to draw in new members and a wall sign for their lobby to wow their guests. The wall sign would be mounted on reclaimed wood, so the design of the sign had to complement this rugged look.

KORT’S WALL SIGN AND BLADE SIGN SOLUTION

The KORT design team designed an aluminum wall sign for the solidcore lobby that reflected the fitness studio’s brand. The aluminum letters stood off from the wood wall to give the sign dimension. We roughed up the aluminum before installing the sign to give the sign a rugged look that matched the wood wall.

For solidcore’s blade sign, our design team cut the studio’s logo from HD foam and painted the letters black. Then, we mounted the foam in a black aluminum frame and installed the blade sign into the ceramic exterior of the building. The contrast of the black letters against the white background really draws the eye up to the sign for maximum engagement with foot traffic.

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“Architectural signage compliments and accentuates the design aesthetics of a building or group of buildings. It enhances branding and is most often used to aid in wayfinding. The high quality of architectural signage is customarily enhanced by a consulting sales process that aims at optimizing design and placement to maximize ease of finding ones way and to minimize what I refer to as ‘wayfloundering’ (a term I have coined that refers to the stress and disorientation caused by inadequate use of wayfinding signage).”
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COALITION’S BLADE SIGN CHALLENGE

Excelsior-based Coalition had just opened a new location in South Minneapolis in the 50th & France neighborhood. The owner wanted a fresh look for their new restaurant. Coalition’s graphic designer had come up with a great concept for a blade sign, but needed some help making it a reality.

KORT’S BLADE SIGN SOLUTION

The KORT design team had helped Coalition with its window graphics for the original restaurant in Excelsior. We jumped at the chance to help with the trendy look the designer had created for the new location. Coalition’s new blade sign incorporated a contemporary wrought iron bracket and a stained wooden shingle. The restaurant’s name would be engraved into the sign and then painted bright white to pop against the wood.

The restaurant’s logo was engraved using the router table and the wood was stained a deep brown. Then, one of our talented designers meticulously hand-painted the logo in crisp white and yellow to make it stand out. The entire sign was clear-coated to protect it against the elements for years of use.

The last step in the project was to install window graphics at the South Minneapolis location to match those of the ones that adorn the windows in Excelsior. We were honored to help Coalition with its recent expansion into South Minneapolis.

 

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If you have any questions or concerns about your design, please give us a call.

5/5
“Architectural signage compliments and accentuates the design aesthetics of a building or group of buildings. It enhances branding and is most often used to aid in wayfinding. The high quality of architectural signage is customarily enhanced by a consulting sales process that aims at optimizing design and placement to maximize ease of finding ones way and to minimize what I refer to as ‘wayfloundering’ (a term I have coined that refers to the stress and disorientation caused by inadequate use of wayfinding signage).”
John Selig

For more examples of our work, please visit our Pinterest page.

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