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Sign MFG Day 2021 - More Important than Ever


You work hard to deliver signs you’re proud of every day and love seeing your work showcased across town. It’s time to share that love of the sign, graphics and visual communications industry with the next generation by opening your doors on Sign MFG Day! Read More »

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Sign Case


In City of Austin v. Reagan National Advertising of Texas, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals found that Austin's sign ordinance was a violation of the SCOTUS 2015 Reed v. Town of Gilbert decision. Read More »

Bryan Thomas Recipient of 2021 Mike Duff Award


Bryan Thomas, President/CEO of Thomas Printworks was named the recipient of the 2021 Mike Duff Award for distinguished service to RMX Network and in the reprographic industry. The Mike Duff Award was established by the RMX Network Board of Directors to honor a high achieving professional for outstanding leadership, dedication, and loyalty to RMX Network Partner companies and the industry. Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Q4 2020 Quarterly Economic Report - Now Available


The economy is facing a higher winter peak in COVID-19 and more fiscal stimulus in late 2020. This leads IHS Markit to anticipate a growing gross domestic product output in 2021. The IHS analysts anticipate growth around 4 percent in 2021 and 2022, according to the Sign Industry Quarterly Economic Report, produced by IHS Markit for the International Sign Association. Read More »