The Economic Values of the On-Premise Sign

The following is excerpted from a pamphlet that was published in 1983. As a member-service project, the National Electric Sign Association (now the International Sign Association) has teamed up with a well-known researcher to produce a 22-page study that underlies the importance of the on-premise sign. Here is an encapsulation of Ray Anderson’s findings, which were […]

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The Dollar and Cents Value of the On-Premise Sign

The following article originally appeared in the February 1977 issue of Signs of the Times magazine. By R. T. Anderson, Director of Research, National 3M, Bedford Park, Ill. This is the first of three comprehensive installments being presented as a service to the sign industry in general and to individual sign salesmen in particular. Based […]

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Senator Orrin Hatch Discusses Signs and Property Rights

Excerpts from Sen. Orrin Hatch’s keynote address at the National Sign Users’ Conference on Sign Regulation and Marketing The following article originally appeared in the August 1998 issue of Signs of the Times magazine. By Wade Swormstedt “I believe government regulation [of signs] has been burdensome, often times unconstitutional.” At the Intl. Sign Assn.’s (ISA) […]

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First Amendment Aspects of Takings

The following article originally appeared in Signs of the Times magazine. By Karen E. Claus, JD Phd This month, the author examines the First Amendment aspects of takings by looking at the cases of Linmark Assoc., Inc. et. al. v. Township of Willingboro et. al., which concerned real-estate signage. and Omni Outdoor Adv Inc. v. […]

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Cabinet Signs

The following article originally appeared in the June 1998 issue of Signs of the Times magazine. By Bill Dundas World War II precipitated a technological boom that created new American industries overnight. Two developments in the years immediately following the war gave rise to an entirely new type of sign. The genesis of the plastics […]

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Supreme Court Ruling Strengthens Just Compensation

The following article originally appeared in the August 1987 issue of Signs of the Times magazine. The Fifth Amendment guarantees that private property shall not “be taken for public use, without just compensation.” Those words have caused much heated debate and litigation ever since they were written. In a 6-3 decision on June 9, 1987 the Supreme […]

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Bob Aran Reflects on 30-year Sign-Legislation Career

The following article originally appeared in the February 2004 issue of Signs of the Times magazine. Were you an attorney first, who became interested in sign codes, or did you have an interest in signs that ended up being sign-code based? I majored in interpersonal relationships (literary related) during my undergraduate work at Pepperdine University. […]

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Fundamental Color Theory

How to enhance sign design with color The following article originally appeared in the April 1998 issue of Signs of the Times magazine. By Mark Baty and Jennifer Flinchpaugh For most artists, their first active experience with color was scribbling between the black lines in a coloring book with their favorite colored crayon. As our […]

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Establishing the Worth of an On-Premise Sign

How to apply the market-comparison and cost-of-replacement valuation methods to an on-premise sign This article originally appeared in the October 1999 issue of Signs of the Times magazine. By Dr. R. James Claus and Thomas A. Claus In last month’s column, we examined a car wash’s new, $15,000 pole sign and began assessing its economic […]

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