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Burlington Vermont’s Historic Signs

April 15, 2016

Here’s a great piece put together by Eva Solberger at Seven Days about Burlington Vermont’s Historic Signs. I love wandering cities and looking up at the old signs painted on walls. You can often see remnants of several layers of signs!

New blog for Direct Design

April 6, 2016

Check out the new blog from Chris Reck at Direct Design! Design Signs has been honored to work with Direct Design on branding for New England Federal Credit Union and other brand-conscious businesses. The photos in this blog post are some of our custom sign work for NEFCU. Nice blog, Chris!

Sign Painters Movie

March 25, 2016

Nice write-up in Seven Days about last night’s showing of the 2013 documentary “Sign Painters”. Mike Smith from East Dorset and I got to show some of our samples and photos, talk about sign design, Letterheads, etc. About 100 people came out for pizza, film and chat. Thanks to Lynda Reeves McIntyre from UVM for the invitation! Click Here to…

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What a year!

December 18, 2015

It’s been a crazy year! On top of all our usual work for hospitality, property management, higher-ed clients and others, we took on the installation of scores of signs for the conversion of Fletcher Allen Health Care to the University of Vermont Medical Center.  From administrative offices to member hospitals and satellite clinics, we installed signs at 23 locations! This signage…

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With God on our side…?

May 10, 2015

In our last blog post, I mentioned a time many years ago when we made signs for many churches in just a short time. Although I cannot find photos of all of those church signs, here are a few. If memory serves correctly, this was the sign that kicked off that run, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Charlotte. In…

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These signs are electrifying!

April 19, 2015

From time to time we receive requests for one type of sign or to serve one kind of client.  For example, years ago we made signs for 10 churches in less than 6 months! This past winter the trend was to electric signs. In January we created a sign for the much-anticipated reopening of Waterworks Restaurant in the historic Champlain…

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A recognition season

March 24, 2015

Creating displays to acknowledge the gifts from benefactors and recognize special individuals has been a sideline for many years. Within the last two years it has really taken off. Here are some samples of some of the latter from this winter. Below is a retirement gift for a Keurig Green Mountain executive. About 24″ wide, with four layers of transparent…

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Kitchen Table Bistro / Parkside Kitchen

January 13, 2015

Twelve years ago Steve and Lara Atkins came to our Williston sign shop, telling me about their dream to open a restaurant. In the small town of Richmond, Vermont they were taking over a beautiful old brick house that had operated as the Chequered House Restaurant since the early 1980s. They were operating on a shoestring; in fact, they were…

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Community Health Center

April 15, 2014

Our relationship with the Community Health Centers of Burlington began over 21 years ago, when they were in a tiny storefront at 279 North Winooski Avenue. We built a directory to list all of their health care providers, all 8 of them! The Community Health Centers of Burlington is one of Vermont’s few Federally Qualified Health Care centers, providing exceptional…

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