I came up with 3 different concepts and the client decided on the 3rd option. Luckily he didn't make any changes on the overall look.
I created a a drawing which showed the design on the shop front with the correct dimentions and a scaled drawing.
This is a detailed section through of how the sign will be constructed, with description of neon lighting, vinyl colour references, fret cut detail, letter thickness, face tray thickness and acrylics to be used.
This is the finished sign, situated in Leicestercity centre opposite the clock tower.
These are the face tray panels, fret cut and sprayed blue with a gloss finish.
This is me masking the panels to be sprayed again with a lighter blue for the symbols and the swooshes.
Masking and getting rid of air bubbles.
Pealing away the mask for it to be sprayed
Symbols spray finished light blue.
Stainless steel 120mm deep letters with pushed through opal acrylic with bevelled edges to give it a halo with 3mm stainless steel faces. The letters were fixed with stand offs so the blue light shines onto the face trays.
Built up letter from another angle to see the opal acrylic
The finished sign. The coins and and fruit machine had printed translucent vinyl on the face of the acrylic so when its lit up the symbols light up even more.
This is another sign on the other side of the shop the client decided on a fret cut face tray with opal acrylic pushed through with 3mm stainless steel faces.