Illuminated Signage – 2020 Second Place Winner

Joe Lewis
Roberts Signs & Awnings
Joe Lewis
Gabby’s Restaurant
Toronto, Ont.
Materials and Methods:
Roberts Signs & Awnings was tasked with producing an illuminated overhead structure, acting as the centerpiece and focal point of this new establishment. Fabricated from aluminum, this sign was constructed with hand-formed aluminum returns and finished aluminum false backs, allowing the installation of more than 150 light-emitting diode (LED) A15 bulbs. Not only are LED bulbs energy efficient, but they also provide soft ambient lighting for the bar patrons of this restaurant. Completing the unique look of this bar feature and most noticeable is the custom hand-painted patina coating, giving this signage a jaw-dropping antique finish.