Project of The Month: Northwest Harvest

Image by Western Neon © 2019

On a cloudy install day, Western Neon technicians carefully secured the green apple that will serve as a beacon for the newest Northwest Harvest location.

Just below the custom signage, the front doors lead to a warm and welcoming grocery-store-like atmosphere. The SODO Community Market will be replacing the Cherry Street food bank Northwest Harvest ran for over 35 years. This location aims to continue supporting the Seattle community by offering an experience that maintains the dignity of those who come through its doors.

Western Neon was brought into the project early on because NW Harvest was interested in keeping the project local to the area. And in addition to Western Neon’s stellar portfolio of custom-built signs, we are actually located just down the street from the new market location.

Image by Western Neon © 2019

Working with the client, Western Neon’s team tested several different color schemes related to Northwest Harvest’s branding, eventually using a mixture of colored neon types from Ablon Technologies.

The vibrant blue is a classic glass called Ocean Blue, and the distinct green is a standard glass called Lite Green. The final results closely mirrored the client’s original vision, with the final neon resting in open-face aluminum channel letters. Additional pieces created by Western Neon for this site include flat-cut aluminum characters with a horizontally brushed finish and a pan-form translucent polycarbonate sign with vinyl detailing.

We at Western Neon love that Northwest Harvest is showing they are committed to the area by cementing their mark on the SODO skyline.

Image by Western Neon © 2019

Northwest Harvest is the largest independent hunger relief agency in Washington and serves on average 2 million meals a month. They are focused on providing nutritious food, building community partnerships, and getting food where it is needed most. Find out more about the SODO Community Market and Northwest Harvest at

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