This was one of those few jobs we never saw in place. We have done a lot of work for a local wood flooring producer, Carlisle WidePlank Floors. A few years ago they opened showrooms in some large markets and asked us to design and fabricate a store front sign for a new location in Chicago. It was originally the Chicago Deluxe Candy Co. and the landlord didn't really want the original sign covered. We developed a new twist on wall mounted letters a few years back here at Keene Signworx that we call floating letters. We use it when we want to allow an architectual feature to show through a store front sign. We use solid cold rolled steel rod in 3/8" or 1/2" square and hammer it into an arc. Then we weld mounting plates on the ends and sometimes in the middle if it is long enough. We mount our letters to the armiture from behind and paint the frame to match the building background to it blends in. This sign, like most we have done this way, has a prismatic carved letter that is gilded with 23K gold leaf. We have done 5 or 6 of these over the years and all of them have been great signs and worked well with the architecture. After completely assembling the finished sign we crated it up and shipped it to Chicago to be installed.