Award-winning Derby District Gateway Sign

YESCO, the 104-year-old company known for creating, repairing, and maintaining internationally recognizable signs, was awarded “Best Monument Sign” and “Designer’s Choice” for its Derby District Gateway sign at this year’s annual Colorado Sign Association (CSA) sign design contest.

Fabricated at YESCO’s Las Vegas facility, the Derby District Gateway sign is completely solar powered. The cutting-edge solar power system, which is neatly hidden behind the sign, supplies energy for an astonishing three consecutive days, even in the face of complete cloud cover.

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The Derby District Gateway sign fabricated by YESCO.

With a complex light topper and colorful display, the distinctive sign welcomes visitors to the Derby District of Commerce City, Colorado.

The 14-foot-wide-by-13-foot-tall sign features trimless letters on illuminated cabinets of textured translucent acrylic panels.

Melding the timeless elegance of mid-century modern aesthetics with the inviting charm of futurist Googie styling, the sign captures attention and fosters a sense of connection among the city’s vibrant residents.

“The Derby District Gateway sign marks a satisfying milestone for YESCO as we continue to create award-winning signage,” said Jeff Young, executive vice president of YESCO. “Our design team is so proud to be given such prestigious awards in this year’s contest.”

This year’s sign design contest included more than seventy-fie entries in design categories ranging from “Best Pylon Sign” to “Best Wall Sign,” “Best Unique Sign,” and “Best Monument Sign.” The winners were chosen by judges from the Arizona Sign Association.

—Press Release