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Sign Language Defined

Whether dealing with local planners, your clients, or just talking to an industry colleague, it’s helpful when we’re all using the same language. That...

On-Premises Signage U.S. Supreme Court Decision Announced

The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that the traditional regulatory distinction between on-premises signs and off-premises signs (billboards) is content-neutral and...

Inside the Growth of Digital Displays

By most counts, digital displays saw tremendous growth during the pandemic. This is no fad. Instead the tremendous growth in the technology—which has been occurring...

The Challenge of Keeping & Restoring Vintage Signs

By David Hickey For people like Jude Cook and Vince Coley, restoring vintage signs is a labor of love. “It helps to be passionate,” says...

Planning for On-Premise Legality

Here we go again! As the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) prepares to take up another sign code case—the second since 2015—we...

Learning to Adapt to Shortages in the Supply Chain

Add supply chain shortages—particularly in plastics, aluminum, and lumber—as one more challenge for sign companies to navigate in 2021. Our industry is hardly alone....

Sign Permitting: The New Chicago Way

Sometimes a hard-fought success provides a road map for the way ahead. Such is the story in Chicago, where the International Sign Association (ISA), the...

Shop Talk: Help! I Need Sign Code Advice!

Every year at ISA International Sign Expo, I get to meet with member companies either on the show floor or at the Sign Code...




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