You’ll find Gu Ramen Taps & Tapas at 907 South Coast Highway. Acknowledged by the Weekly Yelp as a new Orange County eatery, this restaurant has transformed ramen into an art form. When noodles are not your taste, try the tapas featuring crispy calamari, spicy pork salad or crispy soft shell crab. To make sure that hungry guests would find this business, the management team contacted Starfish Signs & Graphics for assistance.
Why an Exterior Sandblasted Sign for Restaurants in Laguna Beach, CA?
Fitting into the general vibe of the area was not something that the standard channel letter sign could accomplish. We met with the management team and learned that the company was looking for a way to generate brand recognition while standing out from other nearby restaurants. At the same time, the overall appearance of the façade had to fit in with the signage of the neighboring businesses. A sandblasted signage product promised to meet all of these requirements.
We started with an elongated rectangular signage blank. Masking off the name of the business and the style elements of the logo as well as a border, we used pressurized sand to eat away at the material. After the process, the leftover material makes the lettering and decorative touches pop. Once we painted the backdrop in a dark color and brought out the look of the lettering even more with white and red colors, a red border tied the look together. This sign now sits above the awning of the eatery and beckons to hungry guests. Façade lighting ensures an after-dark illuminated appearance.
The Versatility of Sandblasted Signage
Whether you are looking for a minimalist, avant-garde or old-fashioned signage appearance, sandblasting is a manufacturing method that delivers. Some management companies in charge of historic parts of towns, and the shopping areas located there, have begun to require merchants to select this signage type when commissioning building markers. The appeal is undeniable.
- Clear lines. Attorneys and accountants like the simplicity of the display that turns a basic wall sign into a sophisticated marker of their presence.
- Colorful appeal. Bed & breakfast owners, bait shop operators and gift shop managers like the opportunity to add whimsical colors to this signage product. Imagine a carefully crafted 3D rainbow trout in full colors. This type of sign holds a visual appeal like no other manufacturing method could hope to achieve.
- Old-world charm. When buildings mimic the look of European structures, using signage that reminds of shingles hung out by merchants of old only makes sense. Attach the sign directly to the wall or at right angles to appeal to passersby.
- Color contrasts. Take a page from the playbook of Gu Ramen Taps & Tapas and capitalize on the color contrasts this manufacturing method makes possible.
Commissioning Your Sandblasted Signage Product
When you need exterior signs for Laguna Beach, CA, and its surrounding locations, the sandblasting process is a manufacturing method that does not disappoint. Contact our graphic artists today to learn more about the signage look and to incorporate it into your façade’s appearance.