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 [...]
Bill the sign spinner William Aliki is Samoan and has been in the U.S. for almost three years. “I want to stay and make some money to help out my mom, little sisters and brothers [back on the islands],” he said. “I’m the only one out here.” Aliki works for AArrow Sign Spinners in Seattle, whose web page proudly boasts that some of its employees won the 2017 World Sign Spinning Championships. He found the job on Craigslist and has only [...]
LAS VEGAS (AP) — 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 multiple heats [...]
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 [...]
The 2017 World Sign Spinning Championship is making its mark The 2017 Sign Spinning Championships just got bigger! Not only is this years grand prize of 5k is the biggest in the competition’s history, the competition will now be brought to you by Cricket Wireless. This will be an event you don’t want to miss. Be there on February 24 and 25th on Fremont Street to witness history!
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!
Amazing dance video by ” Visit Baltimore”, were different dancing styles, different people, and different locations was combined into great presentation of Baltimore sights and dancing as well. Baltimore’s own All- Star spinner Matt Evans makes an appearance in this one and show you how to show your B-Side! We are happy to say that it was great to work with this guys, make sure you guys check out the video! You might even learn a new move or two! (more…)
Most people look at sign spinning as an awkward job that on one wants. Thats not the case for our spinners not only is it a culture but its a way to reaching a better life. AArrow has given jobs to over 2,600 spinners between the ages of 16-25 in 30 cities across the global. Within the job there is a certain love for the art. Spinners use sign spinning as way to express themselves that ultimately gets them [...]
Easter bunny? Sign Spinning? It might just be little to early to talk about Easter. Either way this new Quilted Northern commercial is pretty awesome! All-Star Spinner Jedi Vone Caine is featured in this one, spinning in the infamous bunny suit. This commercial is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Check it out! http://sign-spinner.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/National-Toilet-Paper-Day.mp4