FASI Board Member Roy Cox Invited to White House

Roy Cox, the owner of Trav-Ad Signs (Huntsvillle, AL) and the newest Board member of the Foundation for the Advancement of the Sign Industry, was invited to the White House for an April 12 event to share the positive effects of the tax cuts for his sign company. Other sign-industry representatives came from SmithCraft Custom […]

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Effective Enforcement of Signage Control

Some Policy Considerations For Sign Legislation By Dr. R.J. Claus Part 4 of a series It is axiomatic that any program for sign regulation is only as good as its provisions for enforcement. The problem most often found in the proposals of the culturally elite is that judicially unenforceable plans result in major revisions from […]

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Grandfathering and Amortization

In Flagstaff, AZ, legal battle, courts ruled businesses can change the faces of their grandfathered signs. The following article originally appeared in the July 2000 issue of Signs of the Times magazine. By Jennifer Flinchpaugh “The provision stipulated that if a grandfathered sign’s message was changed, or if more than 10% of any part of […]

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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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http://www.wyomingnews.com/news/local_news/new-directional-signs-installed-in-cheyenne/article_78134eae-6d08-11e7-b52f-af73f015b41c.html http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20170722/saugerties-schedules-hearings-on-plan-to-regulate-electronic-signs http://www.newsradio1067.com/2017/07/21/grassroots-group-fights-political-signs-on-public-property/ http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/transportation/why-do-electronic-traffic-signs-sometimes-show-wrong-info-heres-why-and-what-might-fix-it/ Wade SwormstedtWade is Executive Director of the Foundation for the Advancement of the Sign Industry. Formerly he was Editor and Publisher of Signs of the Times magazine.More Posts

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FASI Board Member Duane Laska Honored with Maury Ely Award

Duane Laska, who serves on the FASI Board of Directors as treasurer, has been honored with the Illinois Sign Assn.’s Maury Ely Lifetime Achievement Award, an honor which his late father, Vic, was given in 1987. The award is presented annually to an individual who has made meaningful and meritorious contributions to both the association […]

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FASI Executive Director Wade Swormstedt Quoted by MTV News

MTV contacted FASI Executive Director Wade Swormstedt when it was writing a story about political signs. In an August 22 article, reporter Jaime Fuller included several quotes from Wade. To read the full story, go to http://www.mtv.com/news/2921469/where-do-all-those-campaign-signs-come-from/ Wade SwormstedtWade is Executive Director of the Foundation for the Advancement of the Sign Industry. Formerly he was […]

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Reed v. Gilbert Session at APA Convention Attracts 500 People

The following article was written by FASI Board Member Alan Weinstein, who participated in the American Planning Association session. The American Planning Association (APA) recently announced attendance figures for sessions at its annual National Conference held this past April [2016] in Phoenix, Arizona.  The session that focused on the Supreme Court’s June 2015 ruling on […]

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Dynamic Digital Signage Market Estimated at 68.3 Million Units by 2019

Berg Insight states that, at the end of 2014, approximately 25.4 million connected digital screens were in use worldwide. The research strategy group forecasts this number will grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.2% to produce 63.8 million units, an approximately 150% increase, by 2019. The 50-page study includes five-year forecasts. To read more […]

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Study Documents the Importance of On-Premise Signs To Shoppers

Better Homes & Gardens magazine conducts annual surveys with its subscribers as part of The American Grocery Shopper Study™. Over a three-year period (2011-2013), University of Cincinnati professor Dr. James Kellaris added questions about the importance of on-premise signage. Here are the three-year summaries (presented chronologically) of “yes,” “no” and “don’t know” responses to specific statements: “One of […]

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