Seattle Sign Spinners get prepared for the 2017 World Sign Spinning Championships

Local sign spinners train for world championships   KENT, WASH. – You’ve seen them on local street corners, spinning their messages. But did you know that these sign spinners are part of an elite crew that undergoes training at a little-known facility in Kent? The human directionals, as they’re known in the industry, are schooled in everything from the basics of creating a flashy presentation to preventing collisions with pedestrians. Richard Thesenga, the owner of AArrow Sign Spinners of Seattle, first got into the [...]

The Secret Life Of The Sign Spinner Featuring Stephan Bell

  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 [...]

Big News for 2017 World Sign Spinning Championships

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 Top 25 AArrow Sign Spinners in the World!

WSSC 2016 was epic and full of surprises! This year was one of the biggest WSSC competitions to date. Over 100 spinners from around the world competed, making this year’s competition more fierce then ever. Here are the world rankings for the 2016 World Sign Spinning Championship! (more…)

BIG SHOUT-OUT TO ALL THE WINNERS

The World Sign Spinning Championship 2015 has now come and gone, leaving great memories in the minds of everybody who attended. Las Vegas was flaming with all the amazing sign spinners. This year, we were very lucky to share our 4-day event with spinners from Croatia, Korea, Mexico, Paris, Peru… totally international! From February 26th to the 28th each of the spinners had a chance to show what they had in the 3 rounds were our 3 judges awarded them up [...]

RightThisMinute: Videos Before They Go Viral – ‘Sign Guys’ Show Off Their Best Moves

Check out this video posted by RightThisMinute with an interview from this year’s WSSC Champion Mike Wright! “‘Sign guys’ don’t just twirl a piece of cardboard around telling you where to shop. They actually travel from around the world to compete in the World Sign Spinning Championships to see who the best sign spinner really is. And they don’t just spin either, they also incorporate many different and awesome moves into their routine, over 3,000 of which have been compiled into a secretive “Tricktionary!” source: RightThisMinute

A Glimpse Into the Life of Mike Wright-WSSC’s 2013 Champion

I was fortunate enough to steal a few minutes of Mike Wright’s time to catch up with him on his recent win at the WSSC (world sign spinning championship). Mike has been spinning with AArrow Advertising for eight years now. I learned how he felt to be the best sign spinner in the world, some of his favorite aspects of AArrow, and what led up to this enormous win. (more…)

Best Sign Spinner in the World From San Diego!

LAS VEGAS – The champion of the World Sign Spinners Championship is from San Diego! Mark Wright won the 6th annual competition on February 22nd and 23rd at the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas. Competitors from all over the world competed, but San Diego’s very best came out on top! (more…)

WORLD SIGN SPINNING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 SUMMARY

The 2013 World Sign Spinning Championship were spintastic! This year’s WSSC was sponsored and held by Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas with music provided by Dj Kn3z from Croatia. Other sponsors included Illy’s Coffee. The event was an incredible display of talent and exhilarating performances to watch. The two days of competition began on  Friday February 22nd at 3pm and then again Saturday February 23rd at 12pm. (more…)