Sai Woo Restaurant opened in 2015 and was named after the original restaurant that opened as a chop suey house in 1925 and closed in 1959. After seeing a youtube clip of the original sign from a 1958 chinatown parade, the owner wanted to bring the sign back to life.
From a 2 second clip of the sign, TDH took a screenshot and studied the layout, style and techniques used on the sign and started to work on the re-creation. Installed on July 28th the sign is a excellent replication of the original and brings a piece of history back into the area.
Working closely with the design team at Kasian Architecture, we were able to fabricate these beautiful site signs. Incorporating custom aluminum perforated screens, RGB LED lighting components, plastic panels and various other materials allows for a visually impactful sign.
A collaborative effort between Browns Restaurant Group's design team and TDH resulted in this beautiful aged neon display. The idea was incorporating many retro sign styles you would have seen on the Vegas strip 50 years ago.
The sign uses Neon, Edison Light bulbs and mini filament flashing/chasing light bulbs.
The aging effects included hand painted lettering and details, acid techniques, wet sanding, burning, damaging, overheating and many other techniques to create a impressive display.
Lululemon expanded their very first location on West 4th taking over an existing Midas location next door. As a tribute to the neighbourhood they asked TDH to re-furbish the existing Midas sign and re-purpose it onto their new building.
The Midas sign was built and installed in 1971 and had many old fabrication techniques that TDH had to rectify. Incorporating new steel to strengthen the structure, the sign was brought back to life and incorporated LP FLEX logo's and LED illumination through-out.
As part of the project TDH also updated the original location sign box with a new and more energy efficient LED sign box. As well as created a custom mounted hanging sign, aluminum address letters and a interior magnetic letter track display.