20 Fun Facts About the Hollywood Sign

When you think of Hollywood, you might think of Humphrey Bogart gazing into Ingrid Bergman’s eyes in Casablanca. You might imagine Cary Grant tooling around the foothills in his 1929 Caddy, or Marilyn Monroe with her pouty lips and swirling white skirt in Some Like it Hot. Or maybe you think of the modern Hollywood, […]

Is Your Sign Vintage or Just Old? 5 Ways to Tell

  Oooh I just love vintage stuff. Maybe I’m just a sucker for nostalgia, but I love everything about vintage (real or just copycat). Shows like Mad Men have many of us wishing for the “good old days.” Not that they were really that great. I mean really, do we want to go back to […]

Interview with Fontly Founder Brendan Ciecko

  Today, we are pleased to bring you an interview with Brendan Ciecko, the founder of Fontly, a great mobile app and website that allows users to photograph, tag and upload images of vintage and hand painted signs. Brendan also runs Ten Minute Media, a creative design, marketing and branding company with a focus on […]

Harper Grey: Signage in the Great Outdoors

  Being the shopper that I am, I typically think of signage in a shopping context. Signs that say, “Half off” or “Clearance Sale” tend to be my favorites. But even in the great outdoors, signage is important. In the sign industry, signage that provides directions to people is called “wayfinding signage.” Because, you know […]

Top 5 Last-Minute Vacations with Sign Cachet

  We’re almost halfway through August, so if you haven’t taken a summer vacation yet, now’s the time to hit the road. There are some great vacation spots to visit that include scenic vistas, white-sand beaches and bright city lights,  but why not make your vacations even better and hit a destination that has great […]

Save the Signs, Save the History

Today’s post comes courtesy of Stephanie Swift; artist, photographer and owner of Pretty Little Pixel. Stephanie’s unique prints of various signs around Salt Lake City, Omaha, New York City, Las Vegas and Dallas have garnered many accolades in the art community. In the last five years, her work has been featured at the Utah Arts […]

An Interview With Antique Sign Collector Jim Oswald

  A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting with Jim Oswald, an antique sign collector. I was prepared to go in and see a room with a few dozen old signs and hear a few stories. Boy was I in for a pleasant surprise! Jim not only has hundreds of signs, he […]

The Signs of New York City

  I spent last week in New York City, attending the BlogWorld convention and checking out all the sights that a city of 8 million people has to offer. Needless to say, there are a lot of signs in New York. On any given block at street level you’ll find two pizza parlors, a drugstore, […]