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History of Signs Infographic

Are you in the sign business? Are you a graphic designer who would like to know the visual history of signs and graphics? Maybe you just want to learn some interesting facts about the signs and graphics that surround our lives; where they came from and how it has evolved and endured as an artform? This detailed, visually exciting, and historically engaging infographic is perfect for all designers, history buffs, graphic design students, and sign professionals— providing some fascinating historical highlights from the entire history of signage and taking you on a graphical journey from cavemen to the latest, advanced sign technology.

Check out the infographic below to discover where the barber pole came from, why pub signs were invented, the origins of the billboard and many more signage facts in this timeline of sign creation. You can also DOWNLOAD A HI-RES VERSION of this infographic as a poster print or other info resource.   


history of signs infographic


Looking for more infographics about sign and design?

Here's a shortlist of other Roland DGA infographics for you to look at and download as helpful resources:

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4 Reasons to Start a Home Based Graphics Business Infographic 

Vehicle Wrapping 101 Infographic 

Sign and Design Career Path Infographic

Ben Fellowes

Ben Fellowes

Ben Fellowes is Sr. Copywriter and marketing expert at Roland DGA. He's designed and produced content for some of the world’s top agencies and marketing companies. He's currently working (and getting his fair English skin burned) in Southern California! He loves art, punk rock, horror films, comic books, real beer, cooking, and eating too much!