One Sign Spinner’s Journey to Entrepreneurship and Education

For Further Information: Sarah Frye Phone: 513-520-1958 November 21, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Greg Hakanson has been an AArrow Sign Spinner since 2009. By 2012 he was recognized as one of the best sign spinners in the world and placed in the Top 10 as a competitor in the 2014 World Sign Spinning Championships. His mixed martial arts background has allowed him to hone the craft, mastering more than 200 sign spinning tricks from the company’s proprietary ‘tricktionary’, while his [...]

Spinning for Relief: The AArrow Sign Spinners Partner with American Red Cross to Raise Awareness for Hurricane Relief

Spinning for Relief: The AArrow Sign Spinners Partner with American Red Cross to Raise Awareness for Hurricane Relief LOS ANGELES, CA – The AArrow Sign Spinners, the leading global sign spinning firm, have rallied its employees in markets across the nation to encourage others to donate to the relief efforts underway for Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. In partnership with American Red Cross for the last 10 years, AArrow dispatches sign spinners to create awareness for relief when disaster strikes. The [...]

The Signs of A Cooling Market in California

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ON a scorching fall day, as Santa Ana winds thrashed the palm trees around the parking lot, Nick Victorio inspected his group of teenage recruits. His mission was to set down the rules for wrangling a real estate sign. The arrow-shaped signs, at 2 by 6 feet, were wider than most of the new employees were tall, and Mr. Victorio told recruits not just to hold the signs, but to also spin them, flip them, even dance with them [...]

Guido takes Sign Spinning to a whole new level in Disney’s Cars

Sign Spinning Gets Animated in Disney’s Cars Guido gets instructed to shake the sign. Everything changes when Guido discovers a new level of fun spinning the sign. Instantly, cars stop to watch Guido display his new found talent! Watch this amazing clip of Guido’s amazing sign spinning skills! Make sure you check out Cars 3 now in theater. http://video.disney.com/watch/tales-from-radiator-springs-spinning-4d8797b580351f95f7eb6863

Inside the Sign Spinning Journey of DMV Sign Spinner Kendric Washington

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 [...]

Sign Spinning is an Art

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 [...]

Will The Sign Spinner

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 [...]

The Tampa Bay Times covers AArrow Tampa as they journey to WSSCX

TAMPA — On a cloudy afternoon in Tampa’s V.M. Ybor neighborhood, four young men with eyes squinted in concentration stood clutching duct-taped edges of signs printed with offers for a free Metro PCS phone. In the parking lot of AArrow Advertising’s Tampa office, they aspired to “the nunchuk,” “the Bruce Lee” and the “slip and slide.” But first, they’d have to master the basic combo: point, smile, wave, six count, point, smile, wave. Dennis Rogers, 22, was having a little trouble. [...]

Sign Spinning Makes a Positive Impact

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 [...]