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3 Dimensional Signs Score Big With Shoeless Joes

Restaurant Signs For Hockey Fans

Shoeless Joes North Bay opened it’s doors just in time for hockey season and wanted the atmosphere to reflect Canada’s Game.

This meant creating unique signage to match the hockey theme of this restaurant.  The sign requirements for this project included a hockey stick maple leaf and a hockey lace framed sign.  Both projects had several steps to acheive a proper 3 dimesional look for the signs.

Hockey Lace Sign

The LACE UP dimensional sign had several components to it.  It began with individual cnc cut letters that were finished red and then wrapped with actual hockey laces.

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Next the metal frame was also painted red and the hockey lace was threaded through the frame to create a web.

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Then the sign was assembled and installed in the restaurant’s interior.

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Maple Leaf Hockey Stick Sign

The hockey stick sign was created to be 3 dimensional as well.  It started with a variety of stacked hockey sticks cut to form the half maple leaf.

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 They were then attached to a plywood backer.

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Once assembled it was mounted on to clear acrylic with a scratched ice look. The scratched ice look was created by applying vinyl frosting behind the acrylic piece.  Then the full sign was installed inside the restaurant.

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Adding To The Atmosphere

Both of these signs have a very different looks but blend well with the surrounding atmosphere of the restaurant.  They are themed pieces that are noticable, but will not distract from the sports being played on their television screens. Together they enhance the patrons’ experience of being immersed in the hockey world.

For more information about 3 Dimensional signs or other signage that we fabricate be sure to visit our CONTACT US page to set up a quote for your business.  Now is a great time to get set for the new year!



3 Dimensional Signs – NHL at the ACC

Hockey Night

In honour of tonight’s Leafs vs Habs hockey game, we thought we would give a shout out to our pals heading to the Air Canada Centre tonight! While you at the arena, make sure to visit the newest stop, the MOLSON CANADIAN BREWHOUSE.  We would be thrilled to see your pics beside our latest structural sign.  Have a pic of yourself by the Brewhouse sign? Send them to .You might just appear on our latest blog post or end up on Sign Depot Fan Page!

Adding Dimension To A Maple Leaf

Here is a look at how the 3 dimensional sign was constructed in our Sign Depot sign shop and installed at The Air Canada Centre, otherwise known as Home Of The Toronto Maple Leafs.

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Refreshing A Recognized Establishment

From an impressive 5 foot tall sign inside our shop in Kitchener Ontario, to increasing its height sitting up the bartending station, the 3 dimensional sign will be a stand out wood sign at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. There was quite a mix of sign materials that went into manufacturing the latest “watering hole” structure inside the ACC.  CNC routered wood, coloured acrylic and professional sign grade hardware went into constructing this custom lit sign.  We hope that this sculptural sign quenches your thirst for refreshment, as this was just part of the refresh for the well known Lord Stanley’s Mug inside the arena. Visit the Molson Canadian Brewhouse on the 100 Level Concourse inside the Air Canada Centre and raise a pint for us!
If you’re a fan of the Good Old Hockey Game and a fan of Twitter make sure to tweet us with your favorite NHL team! Hockey is always a hot topic here at The Sign Depot and we want to know which National Hockey League team gets you cheering!
After all its the best game you can name


Get To Know Goalie Buddy – Hockey Season Warm Up!

Stop That Puck

With Hockey Season fast approaching, does your future star need a practice buddy? Our Goalie Buddy will do the trick.  The fully customizable Goalie Buddy can be created to fit any size net.  The custom vinyl graphics can be applied to match any team colours you like and Goalie Buddy can be made to take a shot from a tennis ball or a hockey puck! 

Who Would Love A Goalie Buddy?

  • A hockey enthusiast
  • The local street hockey families
  • Someone looking to be more physically active
  • A hockey team

Goalie Buddy makes hockey practice fun for all.  Why not give one as a gift?  Grab your friends and a Goalie Buddy and Get In The Game!

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