|Slots a Fun|
|Description of sign(s)|
1. Name: Slots a Fun
2. Owner: Mandalay Resort Group
3. Address: 2880 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
3b. Additional Site Details: Slots a' Fun is located on the south side of the Circus Circus parking lot, but it is a it's on residence now. The small building stretches west with the mouth of the building being an open mouth facing the east. The external signage is located on the elongated north face of the building, and the gaping east entrance. The north side is comprised of gold painted, crafted raceways with various text signage. The entrance is adorned with various internally lit cabinets as well as a marquee adorned pediment, located within the front face of the entrances overhang. The entrance is considerably small, sandwiched between flamboyant properties such as the Westward Ho and the Circus Circus.
4. Condition: Structure 4 Surface 4 Lighting 4
Notes: The structural integrity is good as well the lighting. The surface is starting to show some signs of wear, but not very much at all.
5. Form: fasica
6. Specfic Description: The main entrance faces east and
contains an interesting array of signage. The front is highlighted
by two giant pillars. The are uniquely designed as inverted, tapered
cones supporting the barrel vaulted cantilevered overhang. Near
the top portion of the column a backlit message box cuts through
the pole dividing it into two apparent sections. Bordered on all
edges with gold polished raceways with incandescent bulbs, the box
is animated in a chasing pattern. A top the poles on the north and
south sides a polished aluminum, circular cabinet, has red, backlit
plastic containing the words "Slots A' Fun" in white text.
These cabinets are outlined in red neon. The edges of the apparent
recess are lined with incandescent bulbs
7. Type of Display: neon, incandescent, backlit
8. Media: steel, masonry
9. Non-neon treatments: graphics, paint
10. Animation: chasing,oscillating
Notes: All of the raceways chase each other. This includes all of the different aspects which are lined with incandescent bulbs.
11. Environment: The Slots A Fun has the unique position of being in between the Westward Ho and the Circus Circus. It was at one time part of the Circus Circus, so it essentially blends in with its environment. The south side of the building literally resides touching the Wetsward Ho.
1. Manufacturer: YESCO
2. Designer: unkn
3. Date of Installation: unkn
4. Date(s) of any major redesign/move: n/a
5. Thematic Influence: The theme of Slots a Fun can be regarded as the heavy influence from its initial design based on the Circus Circus. In that respect it would be linked to a circus theme. The almost surrealistic swelling of the tile laden columns on the east face of the building as well as the curly cue raceways suggest a busy excitement usually associated with the extravaganza of the circus. To that end, the interaction with the Las Vegas environment would suggest the theme of a party. Such influence of the same element of theming can be seen in the umbrella shapes and chasing action of the neighboring Westward Ho. Several elements of the façade suggest different trends as well. The eastern overhang's vaulted dome is surfaced with the highly reflective polished gold aluminum. The entrance on the northern face incorporated with the surfacing with a golden reflective surface. The trend of using the reflective surface to further perpetuate the luminescence is used highly in the flanking properties. The use of the raceways is a unique function, not repeated on any other property.
6. Artistic Significance: Some unusual elements that have not been repeated can be found in this lesser-known example of sign art.
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