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    Alleyway bar signage, Portland Oregon
This is a custom sign built for a whole foods in Ohio. Various fabrication methods where uses including CNC cutting and bent wood lamination.
I designed this signage in Google Sketchup to suit the really nice old quonset hut that the Alleyway Bar occupies. I built the signage from 6061 T6 Aluminum and had the letters water-jet cut. I drilled and tapped the backs of the letters for studs. I added tabs to the "Cafe" and "Bar" letter sets and attached them directly to the sign body. The "Alleyway" letter set is mounted to the building itself (except for the "A"). Each letter is an equal distance closer to the building until the "Y" rests flush.
I designed and built this indoor signage for Modern times CoffeeHouse in Washington D.C. (I will post the logo designers name when I find it). The letters are 1/8" water-jet cut mild steel. Each has a stud welded to its back. I positioned the lettering at different distances from the background to give the sign some depth (similar to the Alleyway Bar sign). The signs face is 4/4" curly maple with a wax finish. The completed face/letter assembly is mounted in a steel frame and hung with "Z" Clips.