Spin To Win Finding his calling in the most unlikely of places, Manny Espinoza, 20, just might be the best sign spinner in San Antonio. After competing in local competitions, he recently earned the title of number one spinner in the city. A soft spoken, flexible young man, he opens up and expresses himself with his over-the-top, sign spinning moves. Espinoza’s style includes jumping around like a kangaroo, spinning around like a dog trying to catch its tail, and contorting his body [...]
Kendric Washington was star-struck. The 19-year-old hid behind plastic sunglasses, scoping out where the competition would take place, along a pedestrian mall in downtown Las Vegas called the Fremont Street Experience. It wasn’t the Strip, but it is known as the second-most-famous street in Sin City, set amid older casinos, musty bars and tattoo parlors. “There’s so much talent here,” Washington said, pointing at a schlubby 20-something guy. “He’s the legend of sign spinners.” It was Washington’s first time competing in the [...]
They are sign spinners. “We hate it when you call it sign twirlers,” says Caleb Jordan, who has worked in the industry six years and is the general manager for AArrow Advertising. Come blistering heat or pouring rain, the team is outside spinning, flipping, throwing, smiling, posing and waving for all the passers-by to see. “We are out here rain or shine,” he says. “We are human advertisement. But it’s more than that.” Jordan says sign spinning has transformed from a creative way [...]
Sign Spinning World Champion Flips to Title You’ve seen them at intersections and outside strip malls spinning an arrow-shaped sign and trying to grab the attention of drivers and passers-by. Turns out, there’s more to it than just twirling the sign, and the ones with the most creative moves compete every year for the title of World Sign Spinning Champion. More than 100 of the human billboards broke out their best moves for a crowd in downtown Las Vegas last week. In [...]
IMAGE: MARCO TORRES SPORTING A BACKWARD ASTROS CAP AND A HUGE SMILE, Stephen Bell bobs his head, shakes his hips and twirls a Now Leasing! arrow-shaped sign as drivers zoom past him toward the I-10 entrance ramp off Yale Street. He’s on the clock promoting Alexan Condominiums. But, Bell says, he’s not really working. He’s performing. “Smiling at people makes me happy,” shares the slight-of-stature, 23-year-old Acres Home resident, who never stops dancing as he chats with us by the noisy [...]
Chattanooga sign spinner competes, travels for the art CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — If you’ve driven down Amnicola Highway this week, there’s one man who’s probably caught your eye. Jamal Traub is a full-time, professional sign spinner. “My goal is make somebody laugh, entertain someone, make them go ‘wow,’ clap or honk their horn,” he said. He works 8 hour shifts, making $15 dollars an hour. But he says he’s paid his dues. “I got my start as a dancing chicken juggling in Murphiesburro,” Traub said. That’s when he [...]
The Wisconsin Lottery just got cooler The Wisconsin lottery has never looked this cool! Here is this amazing commercial from 2016 that is filled with excitement and complete just awesomeness! Allstar spinners Rico El-lis, Kadeem Johnson, Justin Brown, Laramie Rosenfled star in this one. Check it out!
COO of AArrow Inc., visiting Korea! Mike with some AArrow Korea sign spinners Starting from Gangnam in Seoul, Mike had toured Myungdong, Jongro, Sinchon, Hongdae or Hongik Univ. Road, and Yeo Yui Do. Mike was definitely impressed by Korea’s sign spinning! (more…)