Routed dimensional letters installed by Designs & Signs at the offices of Extenet Systems in Lanham, Maryland. The letters are routed from komacel and then painted and applied to the wall with VHB double sided tape. Please take a moment to review photos of our dimensional letters.
Glass gilding at a private residence in Washington, DC. The gilding process is quite involved, requiring many steps and perfect timing. Designs & Signs has many years of experience in the gold leaf trade. We guarantee a perfect installation every time. Please take a moment to review our site. We have posted many photos of […]
Gold leaf signs at The Ruddy Duck Brewery & Grill in Solomons, MD. This sandblasted sign was designed, fabricated, and installed by Designs & Signs. The large duck was routed from high density urethane, and then painted by hand. The large pin mounted letters were routed from half-inch white komacel, then painted and finished with […]
Architectural Gilding at The Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. Designs & Signs applied traditional gold leaf to carved monument letters. These photos show both phases of a typical surface gilding project. First size is applied to the surface that is to be gilded. When the size begins to set the gold leaf is […]
A sandblasted HDU sign finished with gold leaf, and installed at The Josephine Butler Parks Center in Washington, DC. This beautiful gold leaf sign looks like real carved stone, but it isn’t! This sign was actually manufactured with sign foam, or high density urethane (HDU). The sign foam is sandblasted with a flat relief to resemble […]
A sandblasted community entrance sign at Holly Hill Harbor in Edgewater, Maryland. The sign is fashioned from 18 lb. high density urethane (HDU, sign foam). The background is blasted with a screen overlay which applies a realistic woodgrain relief. The large heron was painted by hand to match a photograph which was provided by the […]