Signs of the Times - August 2016 - (Page 76)

A Crossroads Celebration A sign gallery to honor Indiana's 200th anniversary By Steve Aust I n 1937, Indiana officials adopted "The Crossroads of America" as the state's motto. It's an appropriate nickname - depending on which direction you move, a day's drive (approximately 500 miles) or short flight from Indianapolis could send you to Buffalo, Atlanta, Kansas City or Minneapolis. Such convenient proximity to so many places has undoubtedly helped such Indiana-based corporate stalwarts as Anthem, Eli Lilly and Simon Property Group grow. Moreover, a trip to the Hoosier State could yield varied cultural experiences; Shipshewana's Amish farms and shops, the sand dunes along the Lake Michigan shoreline and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway attract diverse demographics. Alas, it's not my bailiwick to assist the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, nor its Board of Tourism. However, the Hoosier State's 200th anniversary of statehood deserves commemoration via its signs. So, to honor America's 19th state and its milestone, here's a quartet of Indiana signshops. They're as diverse as the state's points of interest. 76 SIGNS OF THE TIMES August 2016 In coastal areas, oyster bars are nearly as widespread as surfboard shops and sand fleas. However, in landlocked Fort Wayne, IN, diners have enjoyed oysters at this restaurant since 1888. Creative Sign Resources, also of Fort Wayne, built this handsome neon-lit throwback, which features typography - and the requisite "Cocktails" and "Steaks" panels beneath and alongside the main sign - reminiscent of a 1950's-era Main Street. The lobster-wielding fisherman is reminiscent of a villain from a Nancy Drew novel.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Signs of the Times - August 2016

Signs of the Times - August 2016
ST Update
Technology Update
Why You Should Invest in a Color-Management Device
Vinyl Apps
Strictly Electric
LED Update
Software Update
Technology Review - Epson SureColor S80600
Technology Review - The AXYZ Trident
Shop Ops
Sign Museum News
New Products
Digging Deep
Writing on the Wall
Dostoevsky and the Crane Truck
Penn State Study Assesses Font Legibility
A Crossroads Celebration
Advertising Index
Editorially Speaking

Signs of the Times - August 2016