Looking Back At 3 of Our Top Custom Pylon Sign Designs

Pylon signs are designed to catch motorists' attention as they drive.  They are large structures that are usually installed 20-25 feet up in the air.  That way they can be seen from longer distances and at high speeds of travel.  They can also be called "pole signs" because it's quite common to see the sign just mounted on a pole.  There's nothing wrong with that, but adding accents, pole covers and/or aluminum caps can take your sign from ordinary, to something special.  Below we've highlighted a few signs we feel stand-out. 

Central Park Commons - EaganCentral Park Commons Pylon Sign.jpg

This is one of two custom pylon signs at the Central Park Commons development.  Both signs are dedicated to identifying the development as well as a few of the major tenants.  These signs were designed to give motorists driving down the two main roads in Eagan the ability to see the tenants listed.  By using routed aluminum faces and LED illumination, it gives the tenants great visibility during the day and at night. 

We also wanted to showcase each individual brand, but in a cohesive look. We know how important brand recognition is, so each tenant is displayed with their brand colors and font. A passerby will immediately recognize the brand logos on the pylon sign. As for Central Park Commons, we also included their logo to create brand recognition for the development. Furthermore, the sign is made of brick and stone, to match the surrounding buildings, creating a cohesive brand experience.

Preferred One - Golden Valley

This custom sign was designed around the rebrand of Preferred One. We removed the old sign and created this pylon sign design along with several others, including monument signs and illuminated letters. All of the signs tie the new branding together. A pylon is required for their location because it faces a high traffic freeway in the Twin Cities. Furthermore, that visibility is elevated with an LED sign, so passerby can see it 24/7 on the freeway and other adjacent roads. All the surrounding businesses also use pylons for branding, so we wanted to design something that separated Preferred One from the rest of the crowd.

Radisson Road Baptist Church - Ham LakeRadisson Road Church Pylon Sign.jpg

This custom pylon sign design has a full color electronic message center to exhibit announcements to the congregation and surrounding community.  It also has a custom block base and aluminum cap to tie the design into the building.  This sign also has LED illuminated lighting with a routed aluminum face and digitally printed graphics to match the client's branding colors. 

This LED sign is dynamic, allowing the church to design full-color displays, like the “Congrats Grads” one you see in the picture to the right. This helps Radisson Road Baptist Church get visually-appealing and eye-catching messages out to their congregation and potential members.

The main goal of a pylon sign is to gather attention.  Having a massive sign is one way to go about it, but a well thought out design is a better way.  Have a project with a pylon sign in the works?  Give us a call today, we'd love to talk to you about it.

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Patrick Woller

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Patrick is a Graphic Designer at Spectrum Signs, a custom business sign maker in Blaine, MN. After a call from his college placement office, Patrick joined the Spectrum Signs team in 2010. Patrick finds enjoyment in the unique challenges his job gives him through the use of out of the ordinary materials. When Patrick isn’t designing signs, he enjoys playing with his dog Willis, learning the guitar, and working on welding projects.