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I am looking for a word to describe the big logo sign that one normally can see in front of a headquarters building, for example here:

XEROX Parc street sign

I tried to google the words people use for this sign, but found nothing but "a sign".

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A graphic designer might tell you that’s a wordmark rather than a logo, but either way I don’t know of any specific name for that type of sign. –  Brian Nixon May 13 '12 at 10:53
    
@BrianNixon: A wordmark is a kind of logo. –  Henry May 13 '12 at 14:48
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up vote 8 down vote accepted

In the sign business, these are called monument signs.

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+1 for bullseye! –  Kris May 13 '12 at 17:35
    
If placed at the entrance to a business, city, or subdivision, they are more specifically called entrance monument signs. –  JLG May 14 '12 at 3:22
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