Signs 101

Roland DGA and NASCAR's Richard Childress Racing Partner on New Race-Car Wraps

Roland DGA and Richard Childress Racing Partner on New Wraps

Signs of the Times Editor
Top sign designers from Chatham Sign Shop (Chatham, MA), Nazareth Sign Co. (Nazareth, PA) and Signature Sign & Image (Niagara Falls, ON, Canada) disclose their thoughts on making creating signs that serve as logos and local icons.

Logo Motives

Jeff Russ
TrueVIS VF2-640 by Roland DGA

TrueVIS VF2-640

Signs of the Times Editor
ARTfx (Bloomfield, CT) designed and fabricated this sign using techniques to maximize its brightness, while still maintaining a warm and natural quality to the light.

A Beacon of Sign Knowledge

Lawrin Rosen
ORACAL 970RA Additions by ORAFOL Americas

ORACAL 970RA Additions

Signs of the Times Editor
All Signs Inc. (Gulfport, MS) uses the annual Mardi Gras extravaganza as a chance to go bigger and better with their laser-engraved foamboard signs for the celebration’s maid and duke party rooms. Photos courtesy of Michael G. Hage.

Laser’s Edge

Elizabeth A. Lowry
An “Indiesign” is custom-designed by an independent artist who has lost work because of COVID-19 and follows CDC guidelines.

The (Sign) Power of Positivity

Grant Freking
Wayfinding virtuoso Jan Lorenc discusses designing across cultures and post-pandemic placemaking.

Global Reach

Jeff Russ