Giant Fiberglass Coffee Cup Installed in Downtown Milwaukee

In late 2012, Fibre Glast customer Sign Effectz designed, built, and installed a giant coffee cup sign for their client, Stone Creek Coffee. This 8’ diameter, fiberglass-skinned cup now looks down on the streets of downtown Milwaukee from its perch atop Stone Creek Coffee’s factory. This fiberglass coffee cup was constructed with an aluminum ribbed substructure, filled, then lined with fiberglass to add strength and smoothness.

From Sign Effectz
The design of the composite skin was simple: it is similar to the hull of a boat, which consists of structural fibers laminated together with a bonding resin. Because of the versatility of fiber selections, we could make it as strong as needed.

There is a wide range of materials when it comes to structural fibers and bonding resins. The mixture of the two, as well as the layup method used, gave us the level of structural stability required. It also impacts the cost as there is a direct proportion between strength and cost. We elected to go with Fibre Glast.


Read more about the work Sign Effectz did on this giant coffee cup.
Visit the Stone Creek Coffee Roaster website.

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4 comments

1 Adam { 01.22.13 at 6:24 pm }

Thanks for being a great vendor Fibre Glast!
~A—

2 daldrich@fibreglast.com { 01.24.13 at 2:06 pm }

You are so welcome!! We are thrilled to provide great products to our great customers!! We loved the sign here!!!

3 nengels@fibreglast.com { 01.24.13 at 2:37 pm }

That is one big cup of joe! Love the pictures on how it was done! Amazing!

4 scott campbell { 02.25.13 at 2:10 am }

very cool signage meets giant art !!

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