Commercial Tenant Signs – 2019 Second Place Winner
This sign was part of a larger package for Aritzia's new cafe brand, A OK Cafe at their flagship store on Bloor St. The letters and frame are made from solid brass. The frame is made from hand cut, pinned, and soldered brass bar, and the letters are waterjet cut from brass plate. The pieces were chemically oxidized and then hand rubbed and wax polished with natural metal wax to create a deep coloured antique finish with a soft sheen. The intent of this sign was to have naturally lighter and darker patches in the antique finish to emulate the natural wear of brass when it is handled.