The basic function of a monument sign is to direct people to the entrance of your building. But, it doesn't just have to be a rectangle that sits by the side of the road with your name on it. When designed correctly, it can be so much more than that. A monument sign design that incorporates some personality can really stand out and highlight your company. Below we've featured a few recently completed monument sign designs to show some of our favorites.
Central Park Commons - Eagan, MN
This is 1 of 5 monument signs welcoming consumers entering this retail development. All of the signs are LED illuminated and have routed aluminum faces with push-thru acrylic graphics. The tenant graphics use digital prints and standard 3M vinyl to match each of their brand standards. The masonry bases and decorative aluminum caps tie into the architecture of the buildings on site.
Guardian Angels Catholic Community - Oakdale, MN
Guardian Angel's old monument sign had a readerboard that needed to be changed by hand when they wanted a new message displayed. Which if you're from Minnesota, you know isn't ideal. It also had 5 bells on the top that replicated the much larger bells on the historic church. Their new sign features a full color LED message display, so they can customize their message from their office. We also repurposed the old bells and installed a new structure for them on the top of the sign.
Clearwater Creek Business Park - Lino Lakes, MN
Clearwater Creek Business Park is a new development in Lino Lakes. This monument sign was designed with an off center brick base and precast caps that match the building. The decorative cap and aluminum accent are also finished to match accents on the building. All graphics are routed aluminum. To make sure the sign stands out during the day and night the black graphics are perforated black. This allows light to pass through the vinyl and illuminated white at night.
Braemar Office Park - Edina, MN
This multi-tenant monument sign is fabricated out of Corten steel which is a very unique material. It is washed in salt water and allowed to oxidize. When the desired look is reached the process is stopped by applying a clear coat. This sign also has LED halo illuminated letters which are constructed out of stainless steel and have a brushed finish.
Having a unique monument sign design doesn't always mean using offbeat materials or shapes. It can be something as simple as a decorative cap or an accent to bring some contrast to the shape of the sign. Whatever it is, it should make your company the focal point. Because that's what makes a monument sign design successful.