Two-layer letters with 3mm Omegabond aluminum composite material backers and ¾-in. PVC board fronts; triangle design is carved, gilded HDU board. It’s all mounted on a steel frame 7-in. off the wall.
Vinyl lettering and graphics on 3mm Omegabond ACM faces over an internal aluminum frame, on a welded steel frame with a light mount
Laser-cut 1/2-in. acrylic lettering and a raised carved medallion on 54-by-43-by-10-in. cabinet made of ACM over an aluminum frame. The roof is smalted.
Letters are ½-in. PVC board on a 24-by-48-by-3-in. HDU panel with a vector-based woodgrain pattern routed into the background.
CNC-carved HDU board with the fence graphic with let-in wood posts and wire fence. Good old New Hampshire granite for the posts.
Laser-cut acrylic lettering and graphics on 60-by-72-by-5-in. cabinet with ACM faces over aluminum and steel internal framing, finished with Matthews acrylic polyurethane.
HDU letters on PVC panel on monument made of ACM framed with PVC board. The rod and ball are aluminum.
HDU and PVC lettering and graphics on 72-by-154-in. cabinet of ACM over aluminum framing. Roof facing and carving is all HDU; smalts behind the Pearce panel and gold leaf embellishments.
Faces are a six-layer stack of ACM, HDU and PVC all pinned with common studs that were drilled in each layer for final alignment and assembly. The post is an 1/8-in. aluminum skin with engine turned pattern done with Scotchbrite and a hand drill over a 4-in. steel tube.
M is HDU board and the remaining letters are PVC board on a 12-by-2-ft. ACM face over an aluminum frame.
Peter Poanessa

Follow-up: Peter Poanessa of Keene, New Hampshire

By signcraft

Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

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Peter Poanessa and his shop, Keene Signworx, were first featured in the September/October 1991 issue of SignCraft. Peter built a new shop four years ago, and continues to develop the aspect of the business that he likes best—high-end dimensional signs.

How are things going in your new shop?

Last year was by far our best year ever. It was really gratifying for me in a couple of ways. First, I’ve finally gotten comfortable with turning away work that wasn’t a good fit for the shop. I have a hard time keeping the ball rolling on more complex work when I’m juggling a dozen creative projects and at the same time I’m having to order blanks for some No Parking signs and make sure that the banner gets made up in time for the concert.

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