Steve Harvey | Sign Spinning is an Actual Competitive Sport

Sept 13, 2017 Sign Spinning is an Actual Competitive Sport To most sign spinning as a competitive sport is a bit far-fetched. I mean really, how can you take a day job and turn it into an actual sport? In reality, the competitive side of sign spinning is exactly what makes the AArrow Sign Spinners so unique. When you create a competitive sport there is a desire to be the best and surpass the best. Each year the bar is set higher and higher as the [...]

Theo Davis named the Spinner of the Month

Theo Davis is May’s Spinner of the Month The summer is here and the temperature is starting to rise across the country. For Sign Spinners, the summer is the peak our season. The days are longer and the shifts become more intense. For some, staying inside their way of beating the heat but for Theo Davis the summer presents no problems. Theo Davis, who is a well known AArrow Superstar and runner up for 2017 WSSC, made a major impact not only on [...]

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 spinnerWilliam 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 [...]

Angeles Flips over the Competition to Claim the Title

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 [...]

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 TORRESSPORTING 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!

AArrow Sign Spinners – The Top 25 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…)