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ISA Sign Expo 2021 Education Session Recordings


Dozens of thought-provoking and informative education sessions from the recent ISA International Sign Expo 2021 – Virtual are now available to the broader sign and graphics industry. Read More »

Overall Economy and Sign Industry Expected to Grow


The overall economy is poised to grow beyond initial projections, leading the sign industry to also see improvement. But commodity prices continue to remain high and somewhat unstable, at least in the first half of the year, according to the Sign Industry Quarterly Economic Report, produced by IHS Markit for the International Sign Association. Read More »



ISA International Sign Expo 2021, an all-virtual experience, brought more than 7,500 attendees—a figure that blew past projections and industry averages for these types of events. The expo, which closed on Friday, included education sessions, networking and a robust, interactive exhibit hall. Read More »

Thought-Provoking Education


Some 75 informative, interactive events, ranging from traditional education sessions to peer-led learning will be available as part of ISA International Sign Expo 2021 -Virtual. The education sessions include four Titan Talks featuring industry leaders and a Game Changer session with a Fortune 500 futurist. Read More »

Koefoed & the International Symbol of Access


The International Symbol of Access (the wheelchair symbol) was designed by Susanne Koefoed, a Danish design student at the time. It’s now an international symbol of access that can be seen in parking lots, businesses, restrooms, transit lines, parks, and many other places around the globe. Read More »

4 Powerhouse "Titan Talks"


Four leading voices will join ISA president and CEO Lori Anderson for a series of intimate conversations at ISA International Sign Expo – Virtual. The discussions, billed as "Titan Talks," focus on the lessons these leaders have learned in the past year, their transformations personally and professionally, and their hopes for the future. Read More »

Game Changer Will Leave You Thinking


Sheryl Connelly spends her days thinking about what's coming for Ford Motor Company as a futurist focused on global trends. As the Game Changer speaker at ISA Sign Expo 2021 – Virtual, Connelly will share secrets on how to think like a futurist, providing expertise and strategy for anticipating change. Read More »

Honoring Women in Signs & Graphics


In honor of International Women's Day (March 8, 2021), ISA salutes the many women who have and continue to drive our industry forward. A special thanks goes to those women leaders who volunteer their time and expertise by serving on the ISA board of directors, ISA steering committees and SRF board of trustees. Read More »

Duke Ellington, Sign Painter


Duke Ellington was one of the greatest jazz composers of his time. But did you know that he also had an artistic talent for signage? In 1917, he started a sign-painting business with a neighbor and fellow musician, Ewell Conway. Their sign company was located in Washington D.C. at 6th Street and T Street. Read More »

2021 ISA Steering Committees Announced


This year, the International Sign Association and its Board of Directors will once again be advised by experienced professionals who serve on three steering committees representing the diverse sign, graphics and visual communications industry. Read More »