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American Sign Museum Putting the Finishing Touches on New Library

It’s a big news nugget from our March mailbag.




February Follow-Up

    • Thank you for working to feature Comet Signs and [the Crockett Hotel] project in the February issue! (See ST, February 2023) — Kaelyn Sanders, Comet Signs, San Antonio
    • OMG, the job I’m working on now must’ve known I was talking to you about this! (See ST, February 2023) This is pretty unusual to have this many issues in one job, but here is a panel [see photo at below] that was sent to us without being completely transfer-taped. — Todd Tracey, T-Bone Graphics, Pasadena, MD

Need Sales Compensation Advice

  • What is the going rate of salesperson pay? Base plus commission? Is commission on the total project or profit? — Paul Havenaar, Sign Impressions, Kalamazoo, MI

Archival Footing

  • The American Sign Museum now owns the complete collection of Signs of the Times from the first issue in May, 1906, through 2021, in bound-volume format. We also have a great collection of single issues with many duplicates — probably every issue from the 1940’s on, many 1930’s issues and a smattering from the 1920’s — all collected back when I was editor. Then, we also have a good collection of books. Even better, we will have completed our new library space [soon].  — Tod Swormstedt, American Sign Museum, Cincinnati
    (EDITOR’S NOTE: In the march issue, we reported the library as already open, but it is not open quite yet. Please stand by!)

Small and Crafty

  • Thank you for more articles and tips for small, 1- or 2-person shops. I enjoy the “art” of signmaking and like seeing other people’s craft. — Jean Shimp, Shimp Sign & Design Inc., Jacksonville, FL

Let’s Try This Again

  • I’m [still, since last May at least] looking for a reasonable, easily searchable part numbering system for sign components. — Jasper Burton, Cuerden Sign Co., Conway, AR

Can’t Wait

  • Looking forward to the next issue. — Jason Schrodi, Fastsigns Clear Lake, Webster, TX

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