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Back in October, before GuitarTown was even discussed with Gibson, Mayor Jeff Scrima and local artist Jeff Seymour were busy redesigning the gateways to the city. To my knowledge, this has not been shared with the Common Council, nor has the project been put out to bid. Alderman Kathleen Cummings made a referral in January regarding the possible rebranding of the city and the entry signs, but nothing has come from it yet. Nor do I believe have any city approvals for the sign changes have been sought. Because the large entrance sign is along Highway 18, it’s possible that county and/or state approval for the new signage would have to be approved.
Below are the drawings from an email dated October 14th, 2011. (Click to enlarge.)
The following is the version from December 2, 2011. It’s actually internally lit instead of a light shining in front of the sign. It’s also a bit further along in the process as the sign creation was now being developed with the Poblocki Sign Company and Fred Stier of Stier Construction.