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Donations to the museum will be doubled through Dec 31, ’08.

The American Sign Museum is in the middle of a $2.5 million Capital Building Campaign to move into its new Cincinnati home. A major benefactor as pledged to match donations from now until December 31, 2008, up to $500,000. You can double your donation without digging deeper into your wallet!

The museum has already raised $1 million, allowing for the purchase of the building and phase 1 construction.

Contact museum President Tod Swormstedt at for information on how to donate.

American Sign Museum president in USA Today

American Sign Museum President Tod Swormstedt is quoted today in USA Today in an article about saving neon signs in the United States.

“When there’s a threat of a landmark sign coming down, there’s often a grass-roots movement to save it,” Swormstedt says. Read the full article on USA Today’s website

Vehicle Graphics at the race track! Saw this picture, and just wanted to remind everyone about how applying a Vinyl Graphic to your car can change it’s appearance. These graphics sure didn’t ship that way. If you need any Custom Vinyl work be sure to check out

History (formerly known as the History Channel) is promoting the third season of its show, “Cities of the Underworld,” with a full exterior and interior wrap of a New York City subway, reportedly a first. The temporary vinyl wrap of the 42nd Street Shuttle #3 line was unveiled at Grand Central Station.

Check out the full article @

We’ve seen some pretty extreme cases of excessive faith in GPS, but this may well be the first instance of the ill-advised practice nearly exactly repeating itself. As you may recall, earlier this year
a Bedford Hills, New York man trusted his GPS so much that he
apparently thought it was perfectly reasonable to follow the directions
directly onto a set of train tracks. That didn’t exactly work
out so well, for his car or the oncoming train. Now, as The Journal
News reports, another man followed his GPS onto the very same set of
tracks last night and, while he did get out in time to make a surely
embarrasing 911 call, that apparently wasn’t enough to prevent a
commuter train from slamming into the car a few minutes later, causing
an hour and a half delay but, thankfully, no injuries. Maybe it’s time
for some signs?