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Getting the LED Out!

Michael Boss - Monday, April 10, 2017
The Time-O-Matic sign in Spokane, WA -- circa 1951 Here’s a bit of historical sign trivia for you. Did you know that the very first sign to alternately display both time and temperature with the same bank of lights was installed in downtown Spokane? If that wasn’t eno ..

When Bigger is Best

Michael Boss - Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Being in the sign business for as long as we have, there are very few situations involving the design, fabrication, and installation of signage that we haven’t encountered. And although we treat every job as equally important, regardless of size, we will admit that we have our  ..

Shear Delight...and Other Good Stuff

Michael Boss - Tuesday, November 29, 2016
The fundamentals of fabricating and installing a sign have changed little since John Meyer founded our company more than half a century ago. We design and build something that communicates who our customer is, then place it so that people will notice it (while, of course, complying w ..

Good Signs: Home Is Where the Hearth Is

Michael Boss - Sunday, October 16, 2016
As what is probably the only Skagit Valley sign company that publishes its very own blog, it can be a bit of a challenge to find topics that are of general interest. Let's face it...unless you're in this industry, there are only so many stories you can share about sign fabrication and installati ..

Looking Good in the Neighborhood

Michael Boss - Sunday, August 28, 2016
As a sign company, we understand that utility and beauty are not mutually exclusive. While the signs we fabricate and install for our customers have the commercial objective of calling attention to their businesses, we also want them to be as appealing as possible. An attractive  ..

Meet Lisa Corp, Art Director

Michael Boss - Monday, May 16, 2016
However much we may like our jobs, there aren’t very many of us that can view them with a sense of destiny. Lisa Corp, Meyer Sign & Advertising’s art director, is a notable exception. It isn’t just that Lisa’s grandfather, John Meyer, founded the comp ..

This is the House that John Built -- Remember this House!

Michael Boss - Thursday, April 21, 2016
This was the land that he worked by hand It was the dream of an upright man There was a room that was filled with love It was a love that I was proud of. — Aretha Franklin, “The House That Jack Built” You could never accuse the founder of our company ..

People of the Whale

Michael Boss - Friday, January 29, 2016
An illustration from the book, Storm Boy, which tells a tale of the relationship between native peoples and the orca. We make signs because people want to be known. The central question behind every sign we create, however, is what they want to be known for…or in the case  ..

A Day in the Life

Michael Boss - Thursday, December 17, 2015
I’m glad it’s stopped raining. It’s not so much that I mind working in the rain. I don’t care what your job is — if you’re a farmer or a fisherman — if you work outdoors you learn to deal with it; you make sure you wear the right gear. But wh ..

The Making of a Sign Guy

Michael Boss - Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Meet Sterling Mueller If you think good sign makers are made, not born, Sterling Mueller just might challenge your logic. At the time he was hired by Meyer Sign & Advertising, Sterling was whipping up beverages at a local Jamba Juice — a gig that was a temporary re ..

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