Thomas Sign and Awning has done it again, with their designing, manufacturing and installing of another tower sign that is sure to become a Pinellas County landmark.
“From the onset, we knew this project had to be ours,” says Kevin Hunsicker, Director of Sales and a 30 year veteran of the sign industry. “Our ability to take a client’s vision and turn it into reality is Thomas Sign’s strength,” says Hunsicker.
The inspiration for the new tower comes from the city’s 1924 “Come to Clearwater” pillars that guided visitors to the ferry. The photo was provided to Thomas Sign and the nearly 50’ foot tall tower was designed. Today’s tower is fully lit by LED illumination and has an RGB lighting system. The tower’s synthetic stucco finish is topped by a large orb that will change from white to yellow as dusk falls, representing the Florida sun. The base of the tower, acknowledges the city’s centennial logo and the year the city was founded, “1915” on two sides. The logo is UV 3M print and printed on Thomas Sign’s EFI VUTEk wide-format printer. The 3D print technology used allows the graphics to appear dimensional. Logo letters “Welcome to Clearwater” are edge-lit push-through.
We mentioned the RGB lighting system, but did we mention the ability to change the tower colors? That’s right the tower can shine in 8 different colors. So, at Christmas you’re sure to see a red and green combination rising up through the tower, and on St. Patrick’s Day a green tower is sure to coordinate with the occasion.
The nearly 50-foot tower welcoming passersby to Clearwater is located at the western end of the Courtney Campbell Causeway, Clearwater, Florida.
Happy Birthday to the City of Clearwater!