Municipal and Gateway Signs: Your Places are Special
Since 1986, Signlanguage has had the pleasure of working on municipal
signs, including gateway signs for communities near and far. We
understand the importance of creating a signs that will stand out AND
stand the test of time.
We also understand that people connect with signs for their
communities in a way that is special, and that signs contribute a
great deal to the sense of place associated with a community. In fact,
we’re proud that images of our gateway signs are commonly and
frequently used in promotional materials.
Where do people go?
Think about the places in a community—court houses, fire
departments, libraries and parks are among a community’s most
visited locations. Step back for a moment and look at all of those
places as members of one group. It's amazing the impression that
well-designed and professionally installed signs can make in a
Think about how your community—village, town, or
city—looks to visitors.
With a common theme and style of signage, municipal places project a
consistent personality that helps people form an impression about the
community… “This is Who We Are”. This common theme
helps provide a sense of place in your community to visitors and
Similar, not always the same.
A common theme can still provide some flexibility to express the
personality from one place to the next. We understand the pride that
police officers, fire fighters and those working at the courthouse
have in their jobs and we value them, just like you. These widely
different services all live, work and call the same area home. For
decades, Signlanguage has contributed to “place
personality” with families of signage that are found throughout
Picture your parks…
Whether it's a small green space or sprawling tree-filled acres (we
think of Letchworth State Park), parks are areas of natural rest and
recreation that contribute to a city or town’s personality and
they are a part of placemaking in a community.
Signs that convey a sense of quality, significance, and durability
communicate about value and values in your community and how it
regards its parks. Signs can also make or break special locations that
tell visitors about historic events or set off special viewing areas.
They can help create a lasting impression about community history and
value to residents and tourists, alike.
Designs and Styles
Three dimensional, engraved, spot illustrations and gold accents are
all part of our design and thought process. At Signlanguage, we have
the experience to consider the collection of a community’s
municipal signs as an overarching group, and to think about designing
for your community as a destination.
Long-lasting, high quality signs from Signlanguage can help you and
your community express pride in what you and your predecessors have
We’re proud of our gateway and municipality signs and we look
forward to putting our experience to work for you.