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New Appalachian State welcome sign

Unread post by 8993 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:10 pm

The new Appalachian State welcome sign is set to be unveiled tomorrow, but the workers took the tarp off of it prematurely this evening, allowing me the chance to snag a few shots before its official reveal tomorrow. On first glance, I don't love it as much as I love the previous sign. I always thought that the mix between black and gold wood with the stone sides was an amazing look and felt like Appalachian. This new sign feels much cleaner and modern, yes, but it also feels like it has lost a lot of character and charm that the old sign brought. It's a little too much stone, but that's just one man's opinion!

One cool thing about the new sign is that it brought with it a new pavillion on the Durham Park side and the sign is now double sided. I do like this part, especially with the Founder's Statue having been moved into this pavillion area, too. They are currently planting lots of flowers and bushes around this patio area right now for tomorrow's ceremony.

Also, as a side note, the actual "Appalachian State University" part is a good bit smaller than the previous iteration. The sign previously stretched all the way between the two pillars, but only takes up a fraction of that middle space now. While the new logo is carved into the stone/granite, it is still a very different look than what we are all likely used to.

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Re: New Appalachian State welcome sign

Unread post by MountaineerMafia » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:05 pm

Great pictures and thanks for uploading! I actually really like this one. Like you I still like the old sign a little more but I don't see anything wrong with the new one either. The fact that it's double sided is really cool.


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Re: New Appalachian State welcome sign

Unread post by huskie3 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:15 pm

I like it.


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Re: New Appalachian State welcome sign

Unread post by yosef13 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:50 pm

Love it! This is exactly the look we need in KBS. Get rid of the cheap signage on the walls at track level, and do this.



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Re: New Appalachian State welcome sign

Unread post by Rekdiver » Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:23 pm

👍👍👍 the new sign



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Re: New Appalachian State welcome sign

Unread post by canes_mj » Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:42 pm

I like it better except I agree it's too small. And yes get this kind of work in KBS



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Re: New Appalachian State welcome sign

Unread post by CornCobPipes » Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:05 am

Would be nice to see a rock wall at the inner field level all around some day.....hence The Rock. Still could have the current black and gold signage at places to compliment the rock....which I happen to like. Would be nice if some day have a patio plaza be built at top of hill and jumbotron base and the grass hill moved in to enclose with a boulder monument like the entrance placed on the hill.
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Re: New Appalachian State welcome sign

Unread post by NewApp » Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:16 pm

I guess the NCAA took our three FCS National Championships away. Pardon the sarcasm.


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Re: New Appalachian State welcome sign

Unread post by GregPercussion » Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:22 pm

It was time to change. I do wish it were bigger. But it's quite nice. Lets add this work to KBS and the rest of campus!



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Re: New Appalachian State welcome sign

Unread post by Apptiger » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:53 pm

Think it looks great, will miss the black background and gold lettering.
Thanks for posting!



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