There are other ways to grab attention, even if you don't have the cash to spend on a giant sign that says T-R-U-M-P above the Chicago River.
Jun 27, 2014   BuzzFeed
Chuck Wolfe traces the comeback of sandwich board signage in cities, explains how associated regulations work, and offers reasons why such signage should be carefully fostered.
Feb 24, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
A Colorado man has put up a sign warning potential buyers about activities that occur at his house.
Oct 13, 2011   The Denver Post via 9 News
Seattle is considering a new policy that will allow companies to place large signs atop buildings downtown. It's part of an effort to lure companies downtown, but many locals are outraged.
Dec 22, 2010   NPR
Slate looks at the history and importance of signage and wayfinding design.
Mar 8, 2010
A proposal to create a new outdoor advertising district in San Francisco has some locals anticipating a retail revival, while others dread the possible billboard blight.
Oct 16, 2009   San Francisco Chronicle
Could smoke rising from a barbeque pit be considered a sign, and thus be controlled under sign regulations? Zoning officials in East Berlin, PA say yes.
Sep 29, 2009   The Evening Sun (Hanover
Metropolis Magazine interviews David Gibson about his new book, <em>The Way­finding Handbook: Information Design for Public Places.</em>
May 19, 2009   Metropolis Magazine
I missed the APA national conference for the first time in 15 years -- but I quickly heard reports that one of the hot topics focused on banning electronic message boards.  I dissent. Blog Post
May 4, 2009   By Eric Damian Kelly
The city of San Angelo, Texas bucks a regional trend towards stricter regulations for signs used as advertising.
Dec 4, 2008   San Angelo Standard Times
Giant 'supergraphics' drape over the sides of buildings in Los Angeles, usually advertising the latest blockbuster. Almost all of the signs are in violation of sign laws, and building inspectors think they may be fire hazards.
Nov 12, 2008   The Coalition to Ban Billboard Blight