© 2018 Herschend Design

415-324-8525

Architectural Graphic Systems

P.O. Box 1251, San Bruno, CA 94066

California Sign Contractor  License  C-45  #1032267

California Sign Contractor  License  C-45  #1002588

©2018  Herschend Corp. All Rights Reserved.

156 2nd St

San Francisco, CA 94105

ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHIC SYSTEMS
​INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR SIGNAGE CONTRACTOR

Sign Survey

Measuring, photographing and "mapping" the site premises and property lines then contacting the local building department to find out the type of sign permitted at your location. 

 design

Using our technical sign knowledge and experience to take your vision from an idea to actual design with shop drawings for your review and approval.

sign permits

Researching signage regulations and applying for your sign permits at your local building department so you don't have to.

  fabrication

Encompassing 62 years of experience, knowledge and quality sign manufacturing to light up your business signage.

 installation

As a C-45 sign contractor we install interior ADA and lobby signs, interior and exterior sign internally illuminated signage.

SIGNAGE PRODUCTS & SERVICES

  • CHANNEL LETTERS​

  • LOBBY SIGNS

  • PROTOTYPES

  • WOOD SIGNS

  • CAST PLAQUES

  • CAST LETTERS

  • VINYL LETTERS & BANNERS

  • HIGH RISE SIGNS

  • WAYFINDING SIGNS

  • ADA SIGNS

  • MONUMENT SIGNS

  • DIGITAL SIGNAGE

  • ELECTRIC SIGNS

  • GRAPHIC DESIGN

  • SIGN PERMITS

  • SIGN MAINTENANCE

  • LED RETROFIT

  • SIGN ENGINEERING

  • ILLUMINATED SIGNS

  • LED MESSAGE DISPLAYS

  • MONUMENT SIGNS

  • BUILDING DIRECTORIES

  • DIRECTIONAL SIGNAGE

  • KIOSKS

  • POST AND PANEL SIGNAGE

  • SIGN SYSTEMS

  • DIMENSIONAL LETTERS

"If you are looking for a sign company that can meet tight deadlines and manage projects that are complex and time sensitive you will need to call Farid Herschend at AGS. He has helped us complete one of the largest sign projects in California. Tom Bradley terminal LAX." Ron Tutor, Tutor-Saliba

SAN FRANCISCO SIGN COMPANY

We are not just a sign shop. We are a licensed sign contractor with a C-45 license.  We have a graphic design studio and do custom sign manufacturing. As the best visual communication experts in San Francisco we provide quality sign products with the emphasis on exceptional customer service. Our business is built on satisfied customers. Call us today to speak to a sign expert.

LOBBY SIGNS

INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED HALO LOBBY SIGN

We design, fabricate, ship and install more lobby signs than any other sign company in the the Bay Area

IN STOCK ADA SIGNS

Square and radius corner ADA plaques are in stock and available for immediate shipping. Solid black and blue background with white letters & graphics. Please call for availability. Contact AGS sales office to place custom orders today.

9"H x 6"W

6"H x 6"W

9"H x 6"W

6"H x 6"W

3"H x 8"W

3"H x 8"W

12"

Tactile plaques are available in white on black or white on blue only. Blue backgrounds are available to match either square or radius corner plaques.

CUSTOM MONUMENT SIGN

Scope of work: Fabricate and deliver 6 double sided internally illuminated freestanding signs

The signs are double-sided with three separate panels on each side. Each panel is removable can be changed out at later date. LED lighting is edge to edge on the acrylic panels. The free standing signs are fabricated from aluminum and then powder coated for durability. The sign bases are 1“ thick powder coated steel plates. The larger freestanding sign has a 65” Samsung monitor mounted inside of the sign. We also fabricated brochure holders below the monitor that can be closed. All the freestanding signs have a standard 110 volt plug for customer convenience.

SCOPE OF WORK: LOBBY SIGN AND INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED EXTERIOR SIGN FACE LIT LETTERS WITH HALO DIAMOND AND STARS

After working with Signature Inn’s corporate offices out of Denver, Colorado for six months we created signage that met their design criteria. The “Signature” portion of the sign needed to be installed on top of the sign design elements of one diamond and two stars. The lobby sign was made from 1/4" and 1/2" thick aluminum. The stars and diamond were mounted with 1/4" spacers and the “Signature” was mounted with 3/4" spacers. Designing and installing the lobby sign in this way gives it more of a three dimensional look. The exterior signage is designed in the same manner as the lobby sign. The diamond and stars are rear lit internally illuminated with a 1/8" thick white aluminum reflective surface. The “Signature” letters are internally illuminated face lit letters. 

SCOPE OF WORK: AWNINGS, BLADE SIGN, VINYL GRAPHICS, TRIMLESS LETTERS AND LOGO

We designed, fabricated and installed new signs, vinyl graphics and awnings for TableTop in San Francisco. The blade sign is double sided, internally illuminated with push through acrylic letters and logo. The custom aluminum awnings are mounted above the main entrances with down lights. The main signs are internally illuminated with RGB LED lighting. The internally illuminated trimless letters and logo signage are mounted to a custom raceway with push through letters. 285 linear feet of brick designed vinyl graphics was installed on the building fascia.

SCOPE OF WORK: BRUSHED STAINLESS STEEL LETTERS, EMBEDDED INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED LOGO, CUSTOM HANGING SIGN WITH INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED LETTERS

.25" thick brushed stainless steel letters and logo mounted to ceramic tile with studs. Main signage internally illuminated 1.5" embedded letters and logo mounted to steel beam. Logo mounted to ceiling with hidden mounting fasteners above entrance with custom stainless steel bracket. Internally illuminated embedded Interior hanging sign. Illuminated letters 1" deep mounted to hanging sign with studs. Ballast and wiring harness hidden behind frame with on and off switch. 

BACKLIT FABRICATED STAINLESS STEEL SIGN

SCOPE OF WORK: INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED SIGN AT ENTRANCE, BRUSHED BRASS LOGO NEAR RECEPTION DESK, NEON LOGO MOUNTED TO BAR SHELVING, VINYL LOGOS ON WINDOWS

Internally illuminated 7' x 4' LED sign over main entrance doors. Vinyl sign face mounted on first surface exterior above doors. Internally illuminated sign cabinet mounted behind vinyl sign face inside of restaurant. .5" thick brushed brass logo with sandblasted edges mounted on sheetrock wall with studs and silicone.  36" high, 5" deep neon letters mounted to shelving above the bar. Vinyl logos mounted to second surface of restaurant windows.

INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED LOBBY SIGN AT RECEPTION DESK, ACRYLIC LETTERS AND LOGO MOUNTED TO WALL.

The logo is a 24” custom fabricated, internally illuminated halo lobby sign.  It was mounted to the reception desk at the main entrance.  Due to the wood slat element of the receipt desk, the lobby sign was designed to have a white backing so that the halo effect was achieved by reflecting off the white backing plate. We had also installed an additional signage above the lunch area.  The letters and logo were laser cut from ½” thick painted acrylic that matched the customer’s PMS colors.  This signage was non-illuminated and was mounted with studs and ¾” spacers.

BRUSHED STAINLESS STEEL LETTERS MOUNTED TO MONUMENT SIGN, CLEAR ACRYLIC WITH SECOND SURFACE VINYL GRAPHICS

The existing lobby and monument signs needed to be updated with the customer’s new logo.  The internally, illuminated lobby sign was updated with their new logo.  The double-sided monument sign was fabricated and installed with 10” high x 1” deep brushed stainless steel letters on each side.

ARCHITECTURAL MONUMENT SIGN

NON-ILLUMINATED PAINTED STAINLESS STEEL LOBBY SIGN AND EXTERIOR PAINTED STAINLESS STEEL LOGO

These two sets of stainless steel logos were fabricated and installed.  The lobby sign is 14” high x 1” deep and was custom painted with PMS colors of ITVS.  It was mounted to ceramic tiles with studs.  The exterior sign above the main entrance is 36” high x 2” deep and was mounted with studs and 1” spacers on the stucco wall.  All the required interior ADA signage per California Title 24 were also supplied for installation.

ALUMINUM LOBBY SIGN AND INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED EXTERIOR SIGN

At Herschend Corp, we had fabricated and installed lobby signs and exterior, internally illuminated signage for WIPRO at their Mountain View, CA location.  The lobby sign was 12” high and fabricated from 1” thick aluminum.  It was mounted with studs and 1” spacers.  The exterior sign was a 60” x 72” internally, illuminated LED building sign and was fabricated from aluminum with push through acrylic logo.  The sign cabinet was mounted on the third floor, close to the roofline.  The WIPRO logo consisted of over 80 different colors.

CUSTOM MADE ACRYLIC LOBBY SIGN WITH INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED BUILDING SIGNAGE

We designed and fabricated Interior and exterior building signage for NICE America. Their custom painted ¼” thick acrylic lobby sign was installed with ½” spacers and studs. There 36” high 4” deep internally illuminated trimless exterior building sign is mounted to a brick façade with studs. The 6” high x 2” deep painted stainless-steel letters are non-illuminated letters mounted with studs and 2” spacers. All of their entrances we installed white vinyl letters on second surface of the doors and windows.

 
 

POSH RESTAURANT DESERVES GREAT SIGNAGE

We designed, manufactured and installed all of Alexander’s steakhouse signage in Cupertino. Alexander’s needed a wide variety of signage for this location. The building signs are internally illuminated halo (back lit) red LED lettering mounted on rock facia. The 18” high letters are fabricated from aluminum and mounted with 1” spacers. The pastry location has a internally illuminated push through acrylic signage mounted to wooden wall. We made a custom-made aluminum hanging sign with acrylic letters above the entrance to the pastry as well as custom signage on the interior of the restaurant. We manufacture and install all of Alexander’s steak locations and their affiliates.

LOBBY SIGNS

BRUSHED STAINLESS STEEL LETTERS, EMBEDDED INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED LOGO, CUSTOM HANGING SIGN WITH INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED LETTERS

We fabricated internally illuminated halo 14” high 2” deep logo with 9” high lettering for a Trusted Site. Their internally illuminated lobby sign is installed right across from the elevator doors. The electrical wiring is run through the wall into the upper ceiling where the ballasts are installed.

 

WE FIX  AND REFACE EXISTING SIGNAGE

We repainted and re-face this existing monument sign at 3000 Sandhill Rd. We designed, fabricated, re-painted and installed new address on this older wooden monument sign. The address was fabricated from black ½” thick 12” high acrylic. The sign was mounted with studs. It’s difficult to find a sign maker that can fix existing signage whether it is aluminum, wood, and stainless steel. We are able to help you with all of your signage needs.

 

 ULTIMATE SIGNAGE BRANDING 

 36” high 5” deep non-illuminated channel letters mounted to building facia. The extra depth and height of the letter is needed because of the length and size of the sign. We designed and fabricated these letters to stand out from their competition. Using our sign fabricated experience, we designed their lobby sign around their logo that was designed in the 1900s. The lobby sign has a layered effect which gives it an extra dimension. 

 

EXCLUSIVE SIGN COMPANY FOR SONOMA RACEWAY

We have fabricated, designed and installed all of the signage at the Sonoma raceway. We support Sonoma raceway with new signage for every event that they might have. We have fabricated, designed and installed gateway entrance to the pits. All the paddock blade signs, restroom signs, building identification signage, directional signage maps and many other signage have been fabricated and installed by our company.

 
 
 

ABOUT OUR SIGN COMPANY

AGS specializes in designing, manufacturing and installation of architectural signage. We have supplied clients across the country with quality signs and service since 1956. Whether you require a sign for a new construction or updating your existing signs, AGS can manage your entire sign project from graphic design to installation. Our sign company can offer a complete array of business lobby and ADA signs, interior and exterior retail business signs and custom monument signs. We will ensure that you obtain the most cost-effective solution to promote your brand, image and message.