Without Signs, Where Would We Be?

Written by Channel 11 Houston on January 22, 2014. Posted in Business outdoor signs, Lincolnshire signs, Wall signs

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In any town, city, state, or country, there are a few things that are universal. A smile is considered a known gesture in any land, and mathematics has also been credited for spanning across cultures. Signage is another well-known universal element that has been used for centuries for many different reasons.

The earliest signs indicated distance, and were used as milestones by the Romans. They built stone columns throughout the empire that gave the distance to Rome. Later on, the Middle Ages saw the beginnings of signs that gave directions to various cities and towns, and the Hollywood sign, which originally read “HOLLYWOODLAND,” was erected in the early 1900s to advertise a new housing community.

Today, signs are still used to give you information, directions, safety or regulatory precautions, and also for identification purposes. They can be made from different kinds of materials as well. Highways and roads are typically made from a metals that can withstand all kinds of weather. Interior signs can be made from plastic, vinyl or even glass. Other materials like stretched fabric make it easier to create graphic signs, tradeshow signs, and banners.

There are also many signs that are magnetic because they can be removed or transferred as needed. You might think that wooden signs would not be good idea, but many of them are routed or sand-blasted. Ones that are made from cedar, redwood, or HDU tend to be more durable and will last longer.

Signage is an important part of how we get around town, around cities, and around the world. They tell us exactly where to go, what to expect, and even what we need to do once we reach our destination. From tradeshow signs, to retail signs, to site signs and road signs, the information these signs offer is invaluable. Read more.

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