Navigating America: How Traffic Signs Help Us Find our Way
by Daniel R, April 24th with 0 comments
Millions of Americans spend a considerable amount of time behind the wheel each year. In fact, 8.1 percent of U.S. workers who worked outside of the home had at least an hour-long commute in 2011, according to U.S. Census numbers.
Even though biking and walking are popular alternative forms of transportation for some, our vehicles are still the go-to method for getting around town. Get in, sit down, buckle in and fire up your smart phone’s navigation to figure out how to get to your office on the first day of your new job. Technology can definitely help us find our way on the road, but those green and white signs above the freeway are about as certain as death and taxes. Have you ever wondered who designed those, and why each traffic sign tends to look the same no matter where you go in the country?Continue reading...
Think Your Vote Doesn’t Matter? Think Again
by Catherine R, November 6th with 0 comments
After months of hype, debates, endless press coverage and multitudes of snarky television, print and radio ads, it’s finally election day. Politics in our country seems to continue to get uglier and uglier and the widening gap between conservatives and liberals keeps getting bigger and bigger. All of which makes it difficult to escape the continuous vitriol-filled babble about politics that surrounds the election.Continue reading...
Election Signage for Local Races
by Catherine R, November 5th with 3 comments
The election is tomorrow, so we can finally look forward to the end of the relentless election coverage on television, radio, in print and even on blogs (ahem. We might even be guilty of a little national election coverage ourselves).
We KNOW Who’s Running For President: Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney!
Four-year-old Abigael was so distraught after hearing MORE election news on the radio that she broke into hysterical tears. Her mom Elizabeth filmed the breakdown and it’s gone viral on YouTube with more than 4.5 million hits.Continue reading...
Top Signs Obama/Romney will Win the Election
by Catherine R, November 2nd with 0 comments
With the election only four days away, we thought that we would give all our readers a chance to support their favorite presidential candidate with a special edition of the weekly Top Signs.
So, check out the Top Signs that Obama will win and the Top Signs Romney will win, choose your favorite and share the image with all your friends and family! These are presented in NO particular order, so please don’t call us saying we were playing favorites. Enjoy!Continue reading...
Mayor Bloomberg, Soda, and the Art of Moderation
by Catherine R, September 17th with 0 comments
Last week, New York City Board of Health approved Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on large-sized sodas. Nine months from now, if you want to suck down 32-ounces of Coke in one sitting, you’ll have to order two 16-ounce drinks.Continue reading...
Celebrating Small Business Week
by Catherine R, May 18th with 2 comments
Next week, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will honor entrepreneurs in celebration of Small Business Week. The SBA provides tons of great resources for small business owners and for those just beginning the process of starting a business.Continue reading...
Where’s the Bathroom? 6 Tips for Directional Signage
by Harper G, May 17th with 1 comments
Have you ever been shopping with a three-year-old? There are a few things to know before you go. Be prepared to cut the trip short if he gets cranky. Don’t expect him to ride in a stroller – he thinks he’s too big. But don’t expect him to walk very far, either. Be prepared for lots of, “look how cool this bright shiny thing is! I need it, need it, need it!” And finally, either limit his beverage intake or know the location of every bathroom in every store and be prepared to visit all of them.Continue reading...
Road Signs for Humans, Road Signs for Deer
by Catherine R, April 30th with 1 comments
I live in an area where there are a lot of mule deer; two herds of about 25 deer each roam in the foothills above our home. Every evening they wander down to an area near the road to nibble on the grass that is apparently much tastier there than the grass elsewhere. Luckily, the speed limit is low and I’ve never seen a deer get hit there. But my constant anxiety over the safety of “Bambi” made me wonder how effective deer signage is at preventing accidents.Continue reading...
Why Join a Chamber of Commerce?
by Catherine R, April 11th with 1 comments
As a new business owner, you might feel a bit overwhelmed with everything that needs to be accomplished during the day. You need to apply for permits, contact vendors, negotiate a lease, hire and train employees, stock shelves, order signage and plan your marketing strategy. The last thing you have time for is a leisurely lunch with a guest speaker and a bunch of other business owners, right? Wrong. Joining your Chamber of Commerce and attending its events is a great way to help you get your business off the ground.Continue reading...
TAGSBest Practices Box Office Business Lessons Christmas Color Use Current Events Customer Services Entrepreneur family Font Government Harper Grey Holidays Human Resources Humor Interview Marketing Movies News Stories Non-profit Olympics Organizations Pop Culture Retail Insights signage Sign Design Sign History Sign Industry Sign Industry News Signs Signs.com Small Business Small Business Week Social Media Sports Success Stories Thanksgiving Top 10 Signs Trade Shows Typography Valentine's Day wedding Weekly Recap Women's Interest Yard Sale