If you find traditional signage boring, you’re not alone. Not to worry as signage is art and your options are endless. Here are 10 Modern LED glass sign board Design Ideas to consider. From metal to mixed mediums, 2 or 3 dimensional, a LED glass sign board, and more.
1. Text As Logo
Before you consider your sign, consider your logo. Many companies are skipping having a creative graphic designed and opting for a stylized font to make their text their logo. When a smaller logo is required, such as for an Instagram thumbnail, they simply use a letter or two—maybe the first letter of their business name or the first letter of each word. This strategy works because it’s clean and simple, with the logo text popping against a contrasting background. While graphic elements are kept to a minimum, there may be a basic shape or symbol, such as a circle, triangle, square, or decorative line.
2. Etched Glass
Glass signage is popular for contemporary and luxe businesses that prefer sleek and clean design. Clear glass with etched lettering is the most popular option, but you can also consider colored glass, textured glass, vinyl lettering, or adding a glass overlay to a mixed medium sign. Mount with silver hardware or so that the sign looks as though it is floating in place. Glass signs blend in, making them a popular choice for smaller signs such as building numbers, conference room signs, and directional signs.
3. LED Glass Sign Board
If you like the idea of glass and are looking for a larger primary sign, consider a LED glass sign board. Best with etched glass lettering or graphics, the LED lights illuminate the lettering and edges of the sign, making it standout. You can use white LEDs, a pop of color, or choose a sign that allows you to change the LED color. For example, maybe yellow is your branded go-to, but you change your LED glass board sign colors to alternating green and red for the holiday season. With the addition of LEDs even a small glass sign will stand out.
To enjoy the same look of glass with a bit more versatility, consider acrylic. The primary reason to use acrylic over glass is the ease of installation, durability, and the ability to create a glass-like sign in a variety of shapes and sizes. Just like glass, you can order your acrylic signs in a variety of colors, but clear remains the top choice. Acrylic is also the better choice for large outdoor signs that are exposed to the elements.
5. Metal Signs
Metal signs continue to grow in popularity, with brushed or color-coated aluminum being the top option. Perfect for indoor or outdoor use, as outdoor metals are coated to ensure they don’t rust. Consider vinyl lettering, painted lettering, or cut out lettering. If you choose cut out lettering, layer it so that the letters pop, or opt for a backlit option similar to the LED glass board we discussed above. While the light will only illuminate the cut outs, it creates a glowing background that stands out.
6. Modern Rustic
There is a growing trend in modern rustic business interiors. When it comes to signage, a popular option is to create a stylized wood background. This means selecting a custom piece of wood, maybe something vintage such as a section of old barn doors, or custom stained and coated to highlight the raw beauty of your wood of choice. The wood is just the background, and raised metal, glass, or acrylic letters are often placed on top to create a 3D effect. Paring with metal is a popular choice.
7. 3D Signs
As mentioned in the section above, many companies are moving away from flat 2D signs to artistic 3D signs. This often includes raising the letters, but the 3D effect can be achieved in a variety of ways. You can create a multi-dimensional look by layering glass above a 2D sign, layering a metal background under a sign, or creating multiple layers for a modern or edgy look.
8. Mixed Mediums
On that same note, don’t limit yourself to traditional sign materials, particularly for your indoor signs. Consider mixing any of the materials below to create a branded and beautiful sign.
- Corrugated Plastic
- LED Signs
9. LED Art Installations
A backlit LED glass sign board stands out, but also consider an LED sign or art installation. With the ability to post HD images and videos you can create a sign that is either 3D or 4D. Just hire a graphic artist to create an artistic digital display or motion graphic. In addition to sharing your logo or business name, you can utilize your LED sign to alternate a variety of messages, have a 2D or 3D cabinet built with LED backlighting, or you can layer one or more LEDs to share a variety of messages.
10. Custom Base
Don’t limit yourself to mounting your sign on a wall, as you can have a custom base built. Most indoor signs work best on walls, but if you have a large entrance or lobby you may want to mount a sign on a metal base or other custom or decorative base. Outdoor signs that must be visible from a distance can be mounted on a traditional pole or a square or rectangular base made from brick or concrete. Feel free to get creative and make your mount or sign frame a decorative part of the design.
Looking For A Modern LED glass sign board?
If you would like to learn more about adding a LED sign to your signage mix, we invite you to reach out to Mega LED Technology today. We have a variety of options to choose from and custom build your signs from scratch. Our signs can be placed inside or outdoors and can be built in small, medium, large, or billboard size. They can be used as your primary entrance or lobby sign or as supplementary signage placed strategically throughout your business.