Jul 25, 2019 | Gold Leaf Hand Carved Hand Painted Signs | 0 comments

the pines monument signThis week’s Throwback Thursday, The Pines, features two multi-family properties. Apartment living has been booming in the Fort Collins area since the turn of the 20th century. Consequently, during 2008,  Monarch Investments acquired two multi-family properties: The Pines at Southmoor, in Greeley, and Ramblewood Apartments in Fort Collins. Both apartment communities offer similar amenities. For example, bus transportation is available to local universities and city-wide destinations. In addition, swimming pools, weight training facilities, and open areas are available for socializing.

How we made the signs for The Pines and Ramblewood Apartments

We presented several sign design ideas to Monarch Investments. The company decided to use the same design format for both apartment sites. They wanted a design that would effectively identify their brand. That is, one that both apartment locations could share in shape, size, base and end-post treatment.  The signs were sandblasted into high-density urethane. They feature hand-painted art elements, and are triple-coated to withstand Colorado’s weather extremes. Individually hand-carved, gold leaf letters draw attention to each apartment complex name. the pines monument signWhen lined up back-to-back, each two-sided sign shares a metal finish cap that color-matches its borders and posts. The signs are still in use at both the Greeley and Fort Collins locations. Visit The Pines website at: Visit the Ramblewood website at:

We specialize in Communication Art

Paxton Signs’ more than 41 year history includes hundreds of signs. Some are major monument signs, some small business signs. We’ve created ranch signs, lighted signs and signs made from recycled wood. We specialize in hand-painted and carved signs. We also offer vehicle and fleet graphics.  Paxton Signs provides a continuous variety of communication art to Fort Collins, northern Colorado and the surrounding mountain areas.

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