Thinking through the first ideas.
Choosing one of the options and making printouts to pick the best size.
It is clear that while the chosen typeface is beautiful, it is too blocky and creates a very dense writing that is difficult to read from a distance. Looking for a new typeface.
Looking for a new shape.
Turning back to the most simple rectangular shape and working through the details. As it turns out, the most difficult part is drawing the frame.
Receiving the first sample from the factory. The size is wrong, the mounting holes are misplaced.
The second time we get it right.