The International Symbol of Access (the wheelchair symbol) was designed by Susanne Koefoed, a Danish design student at the time. It’s now an international symbol of access that can be seen in parking lots, businesses, restrooms, transit lines, parks, and many other places around the globe.
Four leading voices will join ISA president and CEO Lori Anderson for a series of intimate conversations at ISA International Sign Expo – Virtual. The discussions, billed as "Titan Talks," focus on the lessons these leaders have learned in the past year, their transformations personally and professionally, and their hopes for the future.
Sheryl Connelly spends her days thinking about what's coming for Ford Motor Company as a futurist focused on global trends. As the Game Changer speaker at ISA Sign Expo 2021 – Virtual, Connelly will share secrets on how to think like a futurist, providing expertise and strategy for anticipating change.
In honor of International Women's Day (March 8, 2021), ISA salutes the many women who have and continue to drive our industry forward. A special thanks goes to those women leaders who volunteer their time and expertise by serving on the ISA board of directors, ISA steering committees and SRF board of trustees.
Duke Ellington was one of the greatest jazz composers of his time. But did you know that he also had an artistic talent for signage? In 1917, he started a sign-painting business with a neighbor and fellow musician, Ewell Conway. Their sign company was located in Washington D.C. at 6th Street and T Street.
This year, the International Sign Association and its Board of Directors will once again be advised by experienced professionals who serve on three steering committees representing the diverse sign, graphics and visual communications industry.
The economy is facing a higher winter peak in COVID-19 and more fiscal stimulus in late 2020. This leads IHS Markit to anticipate a growing gross domestic product output in 2021. The IHS analysts anticipate growth around 4 percent in 2021 and 2022, according to the Sign Industry Quarterly Economic Report, produced by IHS Markit for the International Sign Association.
Given the current state of the pandemic, ISA International Sign Expo® 2021 will become a fully virtual event taking place over the same dates, April 7-9. Learn more and register today at signexpo.org/virtual21.