Awards & Recognition

“Best of the Best”

Metropolis sign wins first place at the 2020 ISA Sign Design Awards in the Illuminated Signage and Sign Systems category.

The competition showcases the best of the best of the Illinois Sign Industry, providing recognition in eight categories. South Water Signs is honored to receive this prestigious award for our recent work on the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre marquee sign.


After more than four years of planning, two years in the city for approvals and one global pandemic, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre has a sign they can be proud to call their own.

  • All lighting is fully dimmable
  • EMC boards are 8mm RBG
  • ¾” push through lettering on the sides and face
  • LED bulbs throughout
  • Sign weight is over 10,000 pounds
  • 12 week fabrication time
  • 2 day installation