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Dallas’ Winged Red Horse

The landmark 11-ft. Pegasus shines in all its former glory.

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Taking flight for the first time in 1934, Dallas’ famous “Flying Red Horse” soared atop the city’s first skyscraper until 1999, when it was replaced by a new version. The 11-ft. Pegasus, grounded for years, was restored in 2015 to its former glory. The Texas icon now greets visitors at the Omni Dallas Hotel. Photo by Steve Masker, stephenmasker.com.

Jeff Russ is a content studio manager for SmartWork Media and was the senior art director of Signs of the Times from 1996-2021. A graphic designer and illustrator with an interest in sign design and sign history, Jeff documents important, interesting and notable design trends in the sign industry as a contributor to Signs of the Times. He has written dozens of features for Signs, and his column, Design Matters, was published for more than a decade.

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