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A Lasting Sign…..

Welcome sign to Las Vegas close-up view in summer
The iconic Las Vegas sign (pictured here) is nearly 60 years old. Other famous signs have come and gone in a city that never stands still, but this sign is still there and still loved, evoking the spirit of Las Vegas across the decades: over-the-top, fun, exciting. Its bright lights make it stand out during the city’s famous night-life, and have helped make it the visual shorthand for Las Vegas.Designed by the late Betty Willis, it was inspired by two instantly recognisable logos that have also stood the test of time. These were the Goodyear and Disneyland branding logos. The shape of the sign is typical of the jazzy modernism of Las Vegas’s signage and buildings in the 1950s. The word “fabulous” was later added by Willis, using lettering that recalled local hand-painted signage (Walker, 2015).

The sign was an instant hit. Even now, decades later, it is a definitive symbol of the city where the world goes to party, pausing only to take a selfie in front of the sign.

A distinctive and stand-out design for your signage could end up as a permanent and recognisable image for your brand. Choosing the right sign is not just about creating attractive logos and slogans, it is about making that instantly recognizable, stand-out statement that will be remembered. It needs to get across the right message instantly, to the right people, allowing it to be seen, read and understood in less than 3 seconds and, even more importantly, remembered.

Welcome sign to Las Vegas close-up view in summer

At CDP, our designers know how to create the right ‘stand-out’ lasting impression for you. Ensuring that your signage gets customers to stop, take note, and remember your brand – they might even selfie in front of it… To find out more, click here.

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