This is a post from Signs.com’s co-founder, Kirk Green: Almost every city or town has some type of welcoming sign. Many include population, elevation and established date. It is hard to understand the obsession with altitude, but most city’s include it. Denver even boasts about it. A few signs, like the Hollywood standard, become landmarks. […]
America, land of the free and home of the brave! Also, home of the hamburger, baseball and the oddity that is the roadside attraction. From Route 66 to the backwoods of the South, America’s roads, freeways and byways are dotted with attractions, signs and buildings that make our country great. Here are the Top 10 Signs you […]
A few days ago we posted my interview with Danielle Kelly from The Neon Museum in Las Vegas. During the interview she mentioned that I must reach out to the Society for Commercial Archeology. She said if you love the older, lesser know signs and buildings of America’s roadsides and are interested in helping preserve them, those are the […]
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 […]
Update: 4/22/2013: While I was attending the 2013 International Sign Association’s Sign Expo in Las Vegas a couple weeks ago, I had the privilege of sitting down with Bryan over lunch to discuss the latest happenings with the Vegas Vernacular. It had been about 6 months since our first interview and I wanted to get an update on the organization, […]
Born From Necessity As I sat across from Danielle Kelly, the executive director of The Neon Museum, I almost forgot that we were discussing old, beat up, and sometimes forgotten signs. In fact, I felt that we could have been talking about a recently discovered Picasso or Van Gogh original. That’s how passionate Danielle is about […]
We recently found killer airfare to Disneyland (thanks Southwest) and decided we had to go. Because I can’t keep my eyes off of signage, I decided to take pictures of what I was looking at and show you the signs of Disneyland.
You know that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas (unless the paparazzi is watching). And you know that you’ve made it to Vegas when you see the iconic sign. But do you know these surprising facts about the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign?