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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
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
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
Creative Color accommodated a last-minute design change with patience and precision.

Reboot and Rally

Mark Kissling
Anchor Sign & Awning (Cincinnati) created a more contemporary sign for local Tostados Grill out of channel letters attached to a new metal awning. Photo by Jeff Russ.

Malleable Materials

Elizabeth A. Lowry
Poyant (New Bedford, MA), Security Signs (Portland, OR) and Mandeville Sign (Lincoln, RI) consider electric-sign trends of the immediate past, present and future.

Changes in a Flash

Mark Kissling
General Sign Co. (Sheffield, AL), Image360, Cincinnati-Blue Ash (Blue Ash, OH) and FASTSIGNS of Waukesha (WI) discuss dimensional letter signage projects.

Off the Wall

Kaitlin Winchester
YESCO (Phoenix), The Sign Post (Bellingham, WA) and Atlantic Sign Media (Burlington, NC) produce three enormously engaging electronic message centers.

Digital Displays That Dazzle

Elizabeth A. Lowry