- Hawthorne Seniors Care Community , published Aug 1, 2018
- Technical Safety BC, published July 16, 2018
- Blakeburn Elementary School Sign, published Jan 4, 2018
- Air Canada Commercial Backdrop, published Dec 1, 2017
- Custom Signs for the Big Flat Pancake Co., published Nov 17, 2017
Hawthorne Seniors Care Community
Published Aug 1, 2018 by Superior Signs
Hawthorne Seniors Care Community has provided residential services for seniors in Port Coquitlam since 1958. It has recently undergone a large addition adding 4 different residential wings with private and semi-private rooms. We were asked to design, fabricate and install residential room signs as well as wayfinding for the new addition to the facility. After a couple of meetings with the care home administration to determine colours and design concepts the we were able to finalize a suitable new look for the wayfinding system and start fabrication of the signs. The signs were designed using soft colours to shy away from an institutional look and allowed for inserts for resident names as well as a picture to allow for a more personal touch. The wooden backing makes softens the effect of the sign and ties into the surrounding mouldings. After the signs went through our fabrication process they were installed on site and fit perfectly into the facility and blended with the existing cabinetry allowing for functionality without giving an institutional look.
Technical Safety BC
Published July 16, 2018 by Superior Signs
BC Safety Authority has changed their name to Technical Safety BC as well as their logo to match. They contracted us to help implement their new name and logo across their different BC locations. Each location had a different set of challenges to overcome and different sign types such as channel letters, push through sign faces, light boxes and pylon signs, to simple vinyl on their doors or parking signs. We confidently took on the project and helped them transition their image from BC Safety Authority to Technical Safety BC. The signs were shipped across British Columbia to their individual service locations and subsequently installed. Our scope of work included site surveys to determine individual signage type and sizes, permiting and shop drawings, fabrication, certification for electrical signs and installation. This successful rebranding project was completed over the course of 2 to 3 months to complete with 100% satisfaction from the customer.
Blakeburn Elementary School Sign
Published January 4, 2018 by Superior Signs
Over the summer months Blakeburn's main school sign was damaged. We were contracted by the school to create a new sign for the school. We decided to use a laminated wood beam as our starting point. We engraved the beam using a combination of flat endmill and v-grooved 3D tool paths creating a simple but elegant look. The letters were then infilled and the beam got a full treatment of a high gloss varathane. The results final result is was a simple natural looking entrance sign.
Air Canada Commercial Backdrop
Published Dec 1, 2017 by Superior Signs
Superior Signs was commissioned by Air Canada to provide a backdrop display for an upcoming commercial. The 12’x28’ backdrop display was fabricated out of layered painted precision foam board and all of the larger cotenants offset from the back wall to allow for halo illumination.
The display was shipped to YVR and installed in one of their hangers where part of their commercial was shot. The full commercial can be viewed here or below
Custom Signs for the Big Flat Pancake Co.
Published November 17, 2017 by Superior Signs
The Big Flat Pancake Co. is a local restaurant that opened up in Port Coquitlam. We were contracted by the owners to help fabricate the signage for the storefront as well as carry some branding elements throughout the interior of the restaurant. Using a combination of Non-illuminated, Front lit and Halo elements in their exterior channel letters we were able to give them a unique look for their signage while maintaining their branding standards.
Using airbrushing techniques, one of our Graphic Artists airbrushed the company’s initials into some onto their salvaged wood wall to make it appear to be branded into the panels giving their modern interior a vintage accent.