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Photo Courtesy of DCL (Fabricator), Design by Poulin+Morris
Photo Courtesy of DCL (Fabricator), Design by Poulin+Morris
 

10 Hottest Industry Stories of 2019

Posted: 01/08/2020

There were some unexpected and some highly anticipated news stories in 2019. Here are the industry stories you read the most in ISA's Industry Tracker in 2019:

  1. Eighty-foot-tall Abe Lincoln Mural was hand painted on a cold and windy Chicago day.
  2. Rainbow Neon (Salt Lake City, UT) showed an inside look at the process of making a neon sign in this video.
  3. Walmart announced plans to spend $11 billion in 2019 to improve stores to refresh old stores and make them into online fulfillment and delivery hubs.
  4. Bluemedia wrapped the city of Atlanta with NFL signage, giving millions of people an experience of a lifetime.
  5. Four products that improve efficiency, longevity and creativity of sign, graphics and visual communications projects were named as ISA International Sign Expo® 2019 Innovation Award winners.
  6. Federal Heath installed the world’s largest video screen on Freemont Street using innovative tech from Watchfire Signs.
  7. Massivit 3D and large format 3D printer Marie 3D teamed up with car designer Takumi Yamamoto to create the world’s first 3D printed car. It is a tribute to David Bowie.
  8. From the "tavern bush" to personalized digital signage, this video took you on a journey to see just how far the industry has come, with ever-changing usages and applications for signs on the horizon. 
  9. The iconic "Welcome to New York" sign at LaGuardia Airport got a makeover.
  10. Marijuana retail businesses openned so quickly that sign, graphics and visual communications companies explored the opportunities and challenges of providing them with signage.