The SF Police Credit Union (SFPCU) is proud to offer banking solutions to police, other law enforcement workers and their families throughout California. As the organization continues to gain new members, the credit union has opened a new administrative building in San Bruno, CA. We were hired by NewGround, an international design+build firm, to fabricate and install facility branding throughout the new building. We love the bold graphics, colors and vintage photos that were used in this fun project!
NewGround’s design team did an excellent job designing attractive branding elements for the new building. Black and white historic photos were used to connect the credit union with the local police force’s history. Bold graphics and dimensional words were also added for visual interest. Here are just a few of the elements we fabricated and installed:
Black and White SEGs and PVC Color Blocks
We installed silicone edge graphic (SEG) displays in the boardroom and an elevator lobby. SEGs are high-resolution images that are printed on tensioned fabric. The fabric is pulled tight within aluminum frames to create vibrant displays.
The photo above shows a SEG display that was installed in the board room. The black and white images were printed on fabric. The dimensional color blocks were printed on colored vinyl. The combination of the color blocks’ gloss finish and the fabric’s matte finish create a striking display!
Dimensional Word Wall
We also fabricated and installed dimensional word walls for the San Bruno location and a nearby branch in San Mateo, CA. To create the word wall shown in the photo above, we laser cut 1” acrylic approximately 13” tall to create the larger letters. The smaller letters were cut from ½” acrylic at an approximate height of 4.5”. The letters were painted the same color as the wall on the faces and the larger letters were painted four custom colors on the side returns. Very cool effect!
Wall & Window Vinyl Graphics
We printed wall and window graphics on high performance vinyl. The wall graphics were covered with textured laminate and installed in the building’s cafe on two separate floors. These were especially interesting, because the graphic design allowed the text and pattern to flow from the glass onto the solid wall surface.
Acrylic Restroom Signage
Four large 8.5’ tall custom restroom signs were fabricated from layered materials nearly ¾” thick that provided a durable matte finish. The silhouette shapes were cut to identify the mens’ and womens’ restrooms.
Dimensional Metal Letters
Dimensional metal letters were also installed on a highly prominent blue soffit wall. These ½” thick stainless steel letters are approximately 7” tall. We installed them above the lobby’s logo sign.
As you can see, the goal of this branding project was to create a truly unique and fun space for the credit union’s employees and the members who bank there. We love how these graphics are big, bold and sometimes unexpected!
In addition to these custom elements, we also fabricated and installed a heritage wall, window maps and more photo displays. for SFPCU. We just couldn’t fit them all in one article. Stay tuned!
We’ve been fortunate to work with many banks and credit unions throughout the US to create custom signage elements that leave an impression. To see a few of our other bank projects, read this article: How Banks Connect with Customers Through Facility Branding.
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We’re a custom sign company located in Franklin, TN. We serve all of Middle Tennessee and also ship and install our custom products in locations throughout the US and Canada. We offer a wide variety of custom products, including logo and lobby signs, vehicle wraps, window graphics, wall murals, architectural displays, custom projects, and more.