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Metal Lettering for Museum of Wisconsin Art

December 24, 2011 Dimensional Sign Letters

A Museum Worthy Lettering Project

Impact Signs, working with Perkins Eastman Architects, produced and installed this brushed and painted aluminum metal lettering and logo on the entrance wall for the Museum of Wisconsin Art. Museum signage must meet architectural standards for materials quality and lasting abilities. We were proud that our metal letters met the standards for installation.

Wisconsin Art Cut Metal painted Letters

An Individual Approach for a Unique Location

Each 1/2″ thick letter is pin mounted to the wall, floating off the wall with 1/2″ spacers. The architectural metal letters were cut using a water-jet and then sanded with a horizontal grain for a brushed finish and the remainder part of the logo and letters was painted in the museums custom Pantone color number. Cut metal letters are lifetime warrantied for interior use and require little-to-no maintenance. A quick wipe with a damp microfiber cloth and they’re all set to go for another year 🙂

Wisconsin Art Brushed Painted Aluminum

Generally, our ‘standard’ aluminum thickness is 1/4″, however, the museum wanted lettering that would ‘pop’ among the many incredible works of art around. With the letters being cut 1/2″ thick and including the 1/2″ thick standoffs you get a full 1″ projection off the wall – you certainly can’t miss it!

Creating in Color

Another way to individualize the project is through color, using the museums own Pantone color number for matching assured that their brand was correctly represented and gave that boost of recognition to the museum-goers who know the colors from their website and materials.

Using color and material choice can elevate any dimensional letter project to suit the location it will be installed. Contact us about matching one of our products to your interior letters needs!


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