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The fading beauty of ghost signs

The fading beauty of ghost signs

Have you ever walked past a building and noticed an old, hand-painted advertisement slowly fading away? It may be fading and difficult to read, but it is still visible. This is called a  “ghost sign”. Usually, they are kept for sentimental purposes or simply if the owner doesn’t care to have it removed. Many ghost […]

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Accident in Parking Lot – Who’s Liable?

Accident in Parking Lot – Who’s Liable?

There is a lot of legalese you see every day. For instance, if there’s a parking lot sign saying “Management is not responsible for damage to your car or its contents”– does it actually mean the management isn’t responsible? Do these signs actually establish legal obligations? Here’s the answer. Usually, parking lot owners aren’t responsible […]

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Funny Sign Friday Round-Up

Funny Sign Friday Round-Up

At SmartSign, we have you covered with any type of signage you may need – road traffic, parking, security, custom, humorous, dog poop; you name it, we have it! Whether you are a fan of funny signs or are just having a bad day and need a good laugh, here is a roundup of some of […]

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The reason behind different sign shapes

The reason behind different sign shapes

Traffic signs appear in many shapes, like octagons and pentagons, ovals and circles, squares and rectangles. This mix-and-match system allows for a different message to be sent to the brain for each kind of sign. A different message is conveyed for each type of sign and once our brain notices the pattern, that message is […]

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New OSHA injury and illness tracking rules effective January 1

New OSHA injury and illness tracking rules effective January 1

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration already requires employers to record workplace injuries and illnesses in an OSHA log.  That’s been the standard for decades now.  Now, the revised OSHA rules require most employers over 250 employees, and employers in high-risk industries with 20-249 employees, to report workplaces injuries and illnesses electronically.  This workplace injury […]

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A short history of the Boston Citgo sign: Fifth in a SmartSign blog series on famous signs and their origins

A short history of the Boston Citgo sign: Fifth in a SmartSign blog series on famous signs and their origins

The Citgo sign is known to be an icon particularly for its appearance on television, seen in the background of baseball games. The square sign, standing at 60 feet, overlooks Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Citgo Petroleum Corporation, or Citgo, is a refiner and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, and other industrial products. The company’s […]

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SmartSign donates disabled parking signage to Boy Scout

SmartSign donates disabled parking signage to Boy Scout

At SmartSign, we pride ourselves in being a force for good in the community and helping out wherever we can. We have donated thousands of signs to various schools and nonprofit organizations such as the Wounder Warrior Project, TakeNoBullies, Transportation Alternatives and the Boy and Girl Scouts of America. So, it was a no-brainer when […]

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