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OXO Sign

The Thames London OXO Sign

Architect Albert W Moore was commissioned by the Liebig Extract of Meat Company, to build the site in 1927 keeping as much of the original structure. The Local Authority was very fussy about huge illuminated signs especially being seen from the Thames. When Moore submitted plans to have the company name in lights blazoned across the building the Council were none too happy with it. But there’s Moore! He decided to use OXO (which just happened to be a subsidiary company of Liebig) And as you know it reads OXO vertically rather horizontally

  • O
  • X
  • O

So why did they accept this?

He claimed it was “an elemental geometric form? rather than a word. Hence the Oxo “sign? could no longer be classified as an advert.

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oxo.txt · Last modified: 2008/03/09 17:23 by wikisignpedia
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MDO Plywood

Overlaid Plywood MDO Medium Density Overlaid MDO Plywood - The Paintable General Purpose Panel

Characteristics: An EXTERIOR type plywood with a weather-resistant resin overlay bonded to the wood by heat and pressure. This process fuses the molecules of the overlay with the fibres of the wood to form a bond as strong as the wood itself. MDO has all the advantages of regular plywood as well as additional properties. The overlay, which has 28% resin content, resists water, weather, wear and degradation. It has texture that paint can grip with remarkable tenacity. Paint finishes on MDO are up to three times more durable than the same finish applied to ordinary plywood. Ideal for Painted Signs: In many instances, overlaid MDO plywood has proven a more durable sign material than metal. MDO plywood is resistant to the elements with no danger of rust or corrosion.

HDO is sometimes used in signmaking. It is more costly, heavier and more difficult to finish.

Here is an in-depth description of both products…

http://www.plumcreek.com/downloads/productInfo/MDO.pdf

 
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