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Best Commercial Monument Signs of 2017

(April 2017) posted on Tue Mar 28, 2017

Ion Art's ATX monument for Whole Foods takes first place


By Mark Kissling

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Commercial Monument Signs

First Place / BEST OF SHOW
Fabricator/Installer

Ion Art
Austin, TX
(512) 326-9333
ionart.com

Designer
Chase Meyers

Client
Whole Foods / ATX interactive sign

When Whole Foods Market asked Ion Art to craft an interactive monument, the goal was to create a landmark for the city of Austin, not specifically to promote the Whole Foods brand. Ion Art had to make sure this piece was structurally sound, because the public would soon be encouraged to climb onto it and snap photos. Ion Art used Illustrator, CorelDRAW, Rhino 5 and EnRoute software, 3/4-in. steel letter faces, aluminum slats, a MIG welder and Matthews paint for the construction. The sign did, in fact, become a new landmark; Yelp recommended it as a “place to see” in Austin just two days after installation.

Second Place
Fabricator/Installer

House of Signs
Frisco, CO
(970) 668-5232
houseofsignsco.com

Designers
Roger Cox
Periandros Damoulis

Client
Frisco Elementary

Third Place
Fabricator/Installer

Integrated Signs & Graphics

Designers

Kevin Kern
Brandon Johnson
James Babinchak
505 Design
Charlotte, NC
(704) 264-1745
505design.com

Client
Simon Property Group / Dadeland Mall

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