Gun Show Prank
Sacramento Gun Show signs needed a little help.
By Rob Cockerham |
Sacramento streets were decorated with some huge Gun Expo signs this summer. I don't think these roadside billboards are designed very well, so I decided to add some additional "outrigger" signs to the display, to highlight the benefits of the event.
The yellow corrogated plastic sign board comes in a standard mustard, so it was easy to match the yellow and black colors.
I think these plastic signs are typically screenprinted with black paint, but I was only making a few, so I did the lettering with a paintbrush.
Zipties are cheap, and held fast to the wrought-iron fence. The new signs have a little more yellowspace than the originals. I think they are more legible this way.
I found a second sign near Sacramento's Sleep Train Arena in Natomas. I added two "wingman" signs to this one also.
I was sure I'd run into more Gun Expo signs, so I prepared a big stack of helper signs and put them in my car trunk. I think my lettering ability was improving, but to be honest, my strive for excellence was flagging. I just needed about six more helper signs, and quality control was a secondary concern.
Of course, as soon as I had the helper signs ready, I was sure I wouldn't be able to find any more Gun Expo signs around town.
I needn't have worried! They were spaced out all around Sacramento County!
This was one of the final designs. My smaller signs couldn't hold more than a few words, so I picked my phrases carefully.
I hope they help! I'm sure attendance at this temporary firearm marketplace will be considerable this year, if these gun swaps are still California-legal in August.
See you there!