Chicago, Illinois

Concept Development, Graphic Design, Exhibit Design, Fabrication, Installation

We were approached by the owners of this 90-year-old neighborhood icon, the oldest and largest independently-owned hardware store in the country. They felt that it was time for them to present a better face to the community they served. We worked closely with the owners and created a plan which involved a serious facade renovation, large-scale, backlit stainless steel signage, and an over-sized, internally-lit clock with wrenches as hands and a giant, spinning saw blade facing a major neighborhood intersection. The clock and facade have become iconic to the neighborhood, much as the store itself has become over its history.