I know what you're thinking: "Signage and history! Those are the two most boring subjects ever combined!" But there's nothing boring about signage. Merchants have been using business signage since well before most people could even read! Signs are a part of what shapes our cultural landscape. They represent our industries, our leaders, and our societal constructs. Maybe that seems a bit heavy for signage, but if you think about it signs really do speak volumes.
If you thought all that was a bunch of bunk, then at the very least you might be entertained to see what happens when a person tries to cram thousands of years worth of history in seventeen bullet points. Check out this timeline of sign history and learn some fun facts for the next time you happen to be on Jeopardy!.
So, what did you learn? Is there something we left off that should be on this timeline? Leave a comment below!
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