Classic Beauty – Modern Materials

September 28th, 2010 faux finishes - September, 2010
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The U.S. Grant Hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is one of the most distinctive buildings in the City of San Diego.

When the owners decided on a major renovation, they searched out the artistry of CNP Signs & Graphics for their traditionally-inspired primary signage. Street-level sign specifications called for large marble frames holding engraved and gilded panels. To create the perfect look without the incredible weight of marble, CNP tapped into the skill of their primary painters. Gold flake added depth to the fiberglass frames, and feathers were used to apply paint for the marble veins. The effect was classical beauty with a tenth of the weight.

Albert Einstein was once a guest of the U.S. Grant Hotel. He came up with the Theory of Relativity, but we think he would have been hard-pressed to think of a better signage solution for this unique San Diego landmark. If you need solutions to your signage conundrum, please give CNP Signs & Graphics a call.