State of the Art Concepts


The Artful Dodger Pub

SOTAC was commissioned by The Artful Dodger Pub to design, manufacture and install a pylon sign that complemented their establishment and encompassed the surrounding horse community. The 26 foot pylon sign included a 3D whiskey barrel and a 2D horse that was hand-sculpted using high density foam, hard coated with a polyurethane coating, airbrushed with industrial enamels and then clear coated.  The Artful Dodger Pub’s name was backlit and illuminated by using push-through letters.  The additional signage included a Liquor Store sign which was also backlit with a high-end LED message center below.  The message center is a key advertising tool for the Pub and Liquor Store as they announce sales and events.

For many years, the Pub has welcomed patrons and their beloved means of transportation … horses.  The Pub does not only provide great eats and thirst quenching drinks but they also provide a secured paddock which allows patrons to gallop over, whet their whistle, all while the horses relax in the corral.  Not to mention, horses and patrons are allowed to trot through the liquor store drive-thru window before heading west towards the sunset.  Yee Haw!!!

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The Baeumler Family Foundation’s 1st Gala

SOTAC was honored to have been approached by Brian Baeumler of HGTV to donate an item for The Baeumler Family Foundation’s (BFF) 1st Gala on May 23, 2013.  The event is being held in Toronto at The Carlu and the item will be placed up for bid in a live or silent auction. Our hopes are that the donation will generate a sizable contribution for the BFF and enjoyment for the prospective bidder.  We will announce what our donation was along with photos when the event has concluded.

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SOTAC brings new rings to Whistler in 2013

SOTAC returned to Whistler on January 15, 2013 with a newly manufactured set of Olympic Rings and Paralympic Agitos placed within the Village’s Winter Olympic Plaza.

SOTAC was commissioned by the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) to manufacture a set of Olympic Rings and Paralympic Agitos for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Following the 2010 Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) granted permission for the RMOW to keep the Olympic Rings and Paralympic Agitos as legacy items to be viewed within the Village’s Winter Olympic Plaza.

To date, the Olympic Rings and Paralympic Agitos have become Whistler’s most photographed items by visitors, media, and locals alike, in addition to becoming a perch for people taking pictures, watching concerts and attending local events.

The original set of Olympic Rings and Paralympic Agitos were created as public art and have since become “accessible public art”. Recently, the RMOW commissioned SOTAC to manufacture a new set of Olympic Rings and Paralympic Agitos with a greater internal steel framework, thicker aluminum outside skin, and raw aluminum finish in order to limit future maintenance costs and to ensure public safety.

On lives the Olympic Legacy.

Thank You to The Resort Municipality of Whistler and Community.

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