In the previous post, we took a brief overview of how signs are made using waterjet cutting. In this post, we’ll take a look at four different ways you can make a sign out of a logo.
Below is an example logo for “thegymnasium”.
The original logo to be turned into a sign
Below you will see renderings of two variations with the logo as positive space, and two variations with the logo as negative space.
A rendering of the sign with the logo as negative space. Note that the centers of the letters “e”, “g” and “a” are disconnected parts and must be mounted separately.
A sign with the logo as negative space. In this design, the centers of the letters “e’, “g” and “a” have been bridged making mounting and alignment easier, but producing a logo that is less faithful to the original.
The logo with the letters as positive space in the sign. In this variation, the letters have been bridged with a baseline. Note also the bridge connecting the dot above the “i”. Since it is one piece, it is relatively easy to install.
The logo as a sign in positive space with separate pieces for each letter. This would be the most accurate rendition of the logo when installed on a wall or other background of contrasting color. However, it is the most difficult configuration to install, as each letter must be aligned and mounted separately.