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How much do you really know about signs and signage?

Avid readers of this Metro Sign and Awning blog are probably near-experts in signs and signage, with a detailed understanding of signage technology and an encyclopedic knowledge of signage history. To see how much you know, here’s a quick quiz based on previous posts in this blog. How many answers can you get right?

All the answers should be known to you, provided you’ve been reading this blog:

Question 1:

The pylon sign is a single- or double-sided sign cabinet, illuminated, and supported above ground level on slim vertical support single or double poles. The shape of these supports may be:
a) Plain and unembellished.
b) Square.
c) Round.
d) Any interesting shape.
e) All of the above.

For the answer, click here.


Question 2:

Our planned day for final installation work of our new signage at The Crossings called for a humdinger of a storm. Naturally, we responded by:
a) Rescheduling installation for clear, warm weather.
b) Hiring a specialist “wet weather” company to do the installation for us.
c) Pitching a massive tent so we could work “indoors” and complete the job on time.
d) Starting early, working fast, and enduring some heavy weather in order to meet our obligations to our client, which we did.

For the answer, click here.


Question 3:

Aside from their brightness, long life, and power-saving nature, one of the most exciting attributes of modern LED lighting its ability to change color. We accomplish this by:
a) Using paint to change the color of the LED lens.
b) Using colored glass to filter the light from the LED.
c) Using lasers to “trick the eye” into seeing color.
d) Stacking three or four primary-color LEDs into one unit, and varying the power to each one so the combination generates any color we wish.
For the answer, click here.


Question 4:
One of the simplest concepts we try to get across to our clients is that – regardless of what else it may be and what complex purposes it may be designed to fulfill – signage is at bottom a form of advertising. To make a great statement, therefore, your signage must:
a) Get noticed.
b) Convey a message.
c) Be well placed.
d) A and B above.
e) B and C above.
f) All of the above.
For the answer, click here.

If you liked this quiz and missed our earlier one, you can see it here.

Have a question you’d like to see answered in a future blog post? Feel free to send it to us here.

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