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Featured Sign: Lantern Bay Monument Sign

Lantern Bay Gold Leaf Monument Sign

Location: Dana Point, CA

Description: 1/4″ Extira composite exterior wood panel routed to 1/2″ depth, primed and painted with White gloss enamel. 1/2″ raised border and edge gilded with 23 1/2 carat gold leaf. 1/2″ raised copy finished with 1-Shot Dark Blue gloss enamel. 1/2″ raised scores finished with 1-Shot Blue Green gloss enamel.

Some of my favorite Landmark Signs, are those in which we get to use Gold Leaf.  There is just something about the color and shine of Gold Leaf that makes any sign look more elegant and classic.  Gold Leaf Signs are just at another level; their beauty and sophistication stands out from most other signs.

Of course, some say they look more high-end, because they are more costly.  And this can most definitely be true.  Especially when talking about completely covering a sign in Gold or Silver Leaf (for examples of Gold Leaf Signs, check out our blog post).  That can definitely add up quickly .  But as was the case with the Lantern Bay Village Monument Sign, it is still possible to incorporate Gold Leaf into a sign, without spending a fortune.  Lantern Bay chose to use a Gold Leaf border around the panel of their Monument Sign.  Not only did this add a creative feature to a more basic sign, but this also allowed the customer to send a message of luxury and class without having to break the bank.

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Sign Industry Blog: Saving Cessnock Signs in Scotland


Recently, at the Cessnock subway station entrance in Glasgow, Scotland, a subway sign was removed that has been a part of the station for a number of years. This ignited a firestorm and backlash over the sign removal began to take place on Twitter in a matter of hours. According to the article Anger Over Removal of Historic Glasgow Sign, “Avril Williamson, who started the hashtag [#SaveCessnockSign], says she was stunned by the removal of the arch and added: “The arches are unique to Cessnock and reflect the special character of the area – we Glaswegians like to be that little bit different.”

imageAs we have seen, when citizens get involved in preventing the removal or transformation of a historic sign, like the Citgo Sign in Boston (see our Blog Signs of the World: Citgo Sign) or the Coca-Cola Sign (check out San Francisco Sign Tour), change happens. This is true with the aggressive Twitter campaign, as the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has already stopped their plans to remove the second arch sign. Although no plans have been made to reinstate the removed sign, many realize the significance signs have in a city’s history. Hopefully their appreciation for signage pays off. We hope it does!

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