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Project of The Month: Tankard & Tun

Image by Tankard & Tun © 2017

Western Neon is pleased to collaborate with Pike Brewing on their continuing renaissance of the Pike Place Market for their newly added restaurant space Tankard & Tun. The addition features a tiered oyster bar, public and private dining, and a casual beer deck featuring both stunning views of Elliot Bay and glimpses into the expanded fermentation cellar.

Image by Tankard & Tun © 2017

Inspired by classic collector tankards, the definitive vessel for sipping cold craft beers, and the large casks that create them – Tankard & Tun is a nostalgic throw back to turn-of-the-century brewhouses by the sea and a forward-thinking location for light, bright bites. Pike Brewing mainstays, such as their famous IPA and Pike Place Ale, are served alongside new favorites like Seafair Summer Ale and Monk’s Uncle Tripel. Taps are on a rotating basis, so the beer is as sharp as the season.

Pair any of these curated creations with Chef Gabe Spiel’s selections of Pacific Northwest bounty like fresh salmon and sea beans for a perfectly designed full meal or happy hour gathering.

Image by Tankard & Tun © 2017

To highlight Tankard & Tun’s sense of history, Western Neon created a custom-designed blade sign shaped like a flag. This unique way finder mounts to a vintage ship mast that features their soon-to-be infamous octopus graphic logo and eponymous namesake rendered in an icy-blue neon script. Their sign is both a nod to the past and future, perfectly blending with Pike Brewing’s mission to serve the best in legendary craft beers with cutting-edge, locally-sourced fare for a perfect Seattle experience.

Plan your next visit to Tankard & Tun today!

Project of The Month: Delta Dental Arrives in South Lake Union

Western Neon is pleased to welcome Pacific Northwest icon Delta Dental to the South Lake Union neighborhood, one of the world’s most dynamic hubs for tech, startups, and innovative companies. Since 1954, Delta Dental has been at the forefront of personal healthcare and was the first dental benefits company in the United States. Delta Dental joins Tommy Bahama, Impinj, and Car Toy’s/Wireless Advocates by acquiring just over 61,000 square feet of office space in the newly built LEED platinum building located at 400 Fairview.


 

As the built environment of South Lake Union continues to grow in strength, we’re excited to collaborate with local, national, and global partners to help add iconic signage and wayfinding to an area designated as one of seven unique Innovation Districts in the United States by the Brookings Institute because of its emphasis on connectivity, technology, and community.

At almost 50 feet in length and 7 feet in height with over 8,460 diodes of LED illumination backing hydro-cut polycarbonate channel letters fabricated from aluminum – this monumental sign, designed by our in-house team, serves as a permanent beacon for Delta Dental’s history, current activities, and bright future in our growing region. Western Neon is proud to be part of this trajectory, always ready for the next challenge as Seattle quickly evolves into a world-class city.


At almost 50 feet in length and 7 feet in height with over 8,460 diodes of LED illumination backing hydro-cut polycarbonate channel letters fabricated from aluminum – this monumental sign, designed by our in-house team, serves as a permanent beacon for Delta Dental’s history, current activities, and bright future in our growing region. Western Neon is proud to be part of this trajectory, always ready for the next challenge as Seattle quickly evolves into a world-class city.

 

Project of the Month: Dockside Cannabis

“The good stuff with a smile.”
Dockside Cannabis is growing as quickly as the marijuana industry, currently with two locations in SODO and Shoreline, and another already on the way. However, with so much competition in the area, Dockside knew it would take more than just good product to stand out. That’s why Dockside Cannabis made their human resources a focus, selecting the very best for their staff, who in addition to behind-the-counter sales with blog posts, workshops, talks, and their in-house “cannabis museum.”
In addition to serving the city’s marijuana needs, Dockside also gives back to the community with monthly donation boxes to local charities, a dedicated “green team” that regularly picks up trash from Seattle streets, and providing gallery space on their walls for local artists.
The Dockside Cannabis exterior signage for the SODO location was designed and fabricated by Western Neon. The two flower logo cabinets facing North and South measure at 5’x2’11” each. These signs are made of .090 aluminum, which was routed and backed with white acrylic. Both lotus flowers were painted matte black and are illuminated by full spectrum RGB color transitioning LED.
The striking “Dockside Cannabis” lettering design that sits upon the Dockside awning matches their original font at a colossal 26’10″x2’4″. Due to the size of these letters, Western Neon gave them steel returns, backs, and lips to hold in the 3/16″ white acrylic faces. To keep a clean look, the letters are not color changing, but rather illuminated by warm white grid LED.
Western Neon is delighted to work with another successful SODO neighbor and is thrilled to partner with them again at their new upcoming location… stay tuned on their blog and ours!