Mayor Patrick Green contacted Banner Art Studio because of his interest in custom light pole banners for this northwestern suburb of St. Louis. He expressed his desire to create something “different” that would set his downtown district apart from the crowd, and make a bold statement about civic pride.
Mayor Green requested larger-sized banners that maintain continuity of Normandy’s unique themes, colors and brand. To fulfill the Mayor’s vision and reflect his City’s “Show-Me” spirit, our latest outdoor project at Banner Art Studio is a beautiful and unique light pole banner display for Normandy, Missouri. Banner Art Studio is currently in the process of creating 16 multi-colored banners, 8 of each design pictured below.
Our design, rendered in Adobe Illustrator, includes Normandy’s logo, the Fleur de Lis, and the Maple and Burl Oak leaves and acorns native to the area. The custom applique banners will be hand-sewn in bright colors on attractive, translucent DuPont Solarmax fabric that will move with the breeze. The banners’ rounded edge means this display will have even more movement than the traditional triangular banner.
The straight edge pictured will be secured to the City’s light poles. Note that parts of the design overlap the poles, lending even more movement and interest to the display. At 3’x7’ each, these large, custom banners will work well on Normandy’s wide open downtown streets.
Every design and display we create at Banner Art Studio takes into account the width of our clients’ streets, height of light pole banners, and the distance between the banners’ bottom edge and street. This lends the proper scale to our designs, avoiding the “postage stamp effect” which can occur when sizing is out of balance, and banners are too small for the space they occupy. Our designs also take City Ordinances and banner codes into account. These laws and requirements are on the books for most downtown areas, and specify, for example, distances between the bottom edge of a banner display and the street.
Normandy’s colorful banners are due for installation this fall. We look forward to seeing firsthand how they brighten up this downtown district, and to feedback from townspeople and tourists alike!