Even the signage on a deFreitas project is well thought-out. The architect especially likes the 4-inch Ribbon font from Gemini Signs. “They cost a bit more than off-the-shelf varieties,” deFreitas says of the Marlborough, Mass.-based company's cast-metal letters and numbers, “but they have a depth and solidity that's easily recognizable and will last a lifetime.” Cast in aluminum or bronze, the characters can be customized in 40-plus font styles and more than a dozen anodized aluminum and bronze finishes. Gemini Signs Co., 800.270.3343; www.geminisigns.com.
kevin defreitas architects, aia
kevin defreitas, aia