Here is another great project for another great business. We created a building sign on School Street in Lafayette for Lamorinda Toothbuds. In case the logo doesn’t give it away, Toothbuds is a pediatric dentist with facilities for kids of all ages. Dr. Barnali Roy is the lead dentist and when you meet her, you’ll know why she became a pediatric dentist. She is a natural with the kids. After several visits during the build-out- I wanted to get in the chair myself! And the kids get a toy at the end of their visit!! Where was Toothbuds when I was growing up!!
Toothbuds has a very playful logo and Dr. Roy wanted it displayed on their building which is right across from the Lafayette Elementary School. We met with her on site and despite the rough brick exterior, we knew we could help. We went back and forth on the design and ended up using polycarbonate backer-plates with raised dimensional letters. Using the backers allowed us to keep the letters all on the same plane despite a rough wall surface. Of course, it was not easy. First we had to cut the polycarbonate to size. Next we needed to drill holes in the backers to accept the stud mounted letters. While doing this, we had to select certain studs to be long enough to act as anchors in the stone. Once the sign pieces were assembled, we had to use our pattern to mark the holes on the wall that would hold our longer anchors- and with this rough surface, it was not easy to get them all right! In the end, though, it worked great. The backers hold the letters nicely and Toothbuds sign can be seen by everyone traveling School Street in Lafayette.
For the center logo, we made a custom formed plastic shape and we matched the paint to Toothbuds’ exact logo colors. Below you will see a closer view- it is really quite attractive.
As Part two, we created a smaller sign by the door. This sign was created with a vinyl overlay on ½” white acrylic. While this sign face is relatively flat, we added some dimension by using stand-offs to mount the sign away from the wall.
We are proud to have helped Toothbuds on this project! If you have a project that you are working on- or even one you are just considering- give us a call! 925.300.1066
We would love to help.
Written by: Sequoia Signs & Graphics