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retrowire

(10,345 posts)
Mon Sep 28, 2015, 04:06 PM Sep 2015

so remember my homemade yardsigns? UPDATED with photos

Last edited Mon Sep 28, 2015, 06:02 PM - Edit history (2)

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I finally put them up today.

annnd I just got my first honk.

plenty of people are looking, and that's what matters most.

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UPDATE: and they're down!

it started to rain.

total honks today: 1

total highly enthusiastic bicyclist waving at me after staring at the signs: 1

total people that passed the sign and stared at it: priceless

I'll put them up again some nicer, sunnier day.

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so remember my homemade yardsigns? UPDATED with photos (Original Post) retrowire Sep 2015 OP
I am interested in making my own signs too darkangel218 Sep 2015 #1
i just updated the op with photos! retrowire Sep 2015 #2
Thanks retrowire!! darkangel218 Sep 2015 #7
Look's great! SoapBox Sep 2015 #3
One honk at a time, retrowire Iwillnevergiveup Sep 2015 #4
its called not mowing it retrowire Sep 2015 #6
I love them. I love the idea also! BlueJazz Sep 2015 #5
Beautiful, awesome!!!! Nice work. japple Sep 2015 #8
I love them.. I think the best thing about Bernie mountain grammy Sep 2015 #9
Damn right!! darkangel218 Sep 2015 #10
They look GREAT, retro! Honk! Honk! in_cog_ni_to Sep 2015 #11
Honk, honk. nm rhett o rick Sep 2015 #12
precious! DianeK Sep 2015 #13
Honk! : ) peace13 Sep 2015 #14
After the first I am going to but signs and put them in our jwirr Sep 2015 #15
After the first I am going to but signs and put them in our jwirr Sep 2015 #15
Great signs TuxedoKat Sep 2015 #17
Use acrylic paint Flying Squirrel Sep 2015 #18
it is acrylic paint retrowire Sep 2015 #25
That light blue is going to be hard to read for drivers. padfun Sep 2015 #19
good point retrowire Sep 2015 #26
The reason why are so very important is that when someone sees it they will often ask . . . DrBulldog Sep 2015 #20
Thanks for continuing the tradition proud patriot Sep 2015 #21
Hey You !!! WillyT Sep 2015 #34
Hey when are you and your mom coming to viist ? proud patriot Oct 2015 #35
Signs are media -- and so you are giving Bernie much needed publicity! senz Sep 2015 #22
Yes, that sidewalk could use a little trimming on the edges Duckfan Sep 2015 #23
Hey retrowire Sep 2015 #27
Love the Signs! JDPriestly Sep 2015 #24
Beautius! lonestarnot Sep 2015 #28
I'm giving you a virtual HONK!!! from Pittsburgh! Divernan Sep 2015 #29
I'm afraid waterproofing might make them look tacky retrowire Sep 2015 #30
LOVE IT!!! cui bono Sep 2015 #31
Great sign hueymahl Sep 2015 #32
HUGE K & R !!! - THANK YOU !!! WillyT Sep 2015 #33
 

darkangel218

(13,985 posts)
1. I am interested in making my own signs too
Mon Sep 28, 2015, 04:20 PM
Sep 2015

Although traffic here is not that great. But I would like to put a few signs anyway, even if I am only getting the neighbours attention.
Do you have a photo of the signs, or how you designed them?
Thanks in advance!

retrowire

(10,345 posts)
2. i just updated the op with photos!
Mon Sep 28, 2015, 04:43 PM
Sep 2015

also here was the original op where I revealed my creation!

www.democraticunderground.com/128043643

Iwillnevergiveup

(9,298 posts)
4. One honk at a time, retrowire
Mon Sep 28, 2015, 05:37 PM
Sep 2015

Nice signs that will get attention. Off topic: how I envy your GREEN grass. Drought here makes it pretty difficult to cultivate such a lush lawn.

mountain grammy

(26,445 posts)
9. I love them.. I think the best thing about Bernie
Mon Sep 28, 2015, 06:35 PM
Sep 2015

is we'll get to see a lot of signs like yours. Honk, honk!

 

darkangel218

(13,985 posts)
10. Damn right!!
Mon Sep 28, 2015, 06:53 PM
Sep 2015

And many more to come!!! I just ordered my bumper sticker, but I plan to make my own yard signs!

Go Bernie!!!!

TuxedoKat

(3,818 posts)
17. Great signs
Mon Sep 28, 2015, 08:58 PM
Sep 2015

You could cover them with some clear contact plastic sheeting to protect them. That's what I used to do for my "Lost Kitty" posters.

padfun

(1,767 posts)
19. That light blue is going to be hard to read for drivers.
Mon Sep 28, 2015, 10:10 PM
Sep 2015

They will have only a second or two normally.

But I DO like the signs. And pedestrians can read them just fine.

retrowire

(10,345 posts)
26. good point
Tue Sep 29, 2015, 05:51 AM
Sep 2015

this is why I boldly outlined all letters in black so they could stand out from their white backgrounds better.

also its local election time, so while other yards have standard sized, bland colored signs for people who want to be elected to town council, we have a large colorful sign that stands out from those. some people have even slowed down to read the signs!

 

DrBulldog

(841 posts)
20. The reason why are so very important is that when someone sees it they will often ask . . .
Mon Sep 28, 2015, 10:19 PM
Sep 2015

... "Who in hell is Bernie Sanders?" and then they begin to find out and learn!

Still 25% of all voters know practically nothing about Bernie! Let them know!

proud patriot

(100,698 posts)
21. Thanks for continuing the tradition
Mon Sep 28, 2015, 10:28 PM
Sep 2015

my house was the sign house for 16 years .. I've moved and live in the boondocks in the jungle now ..

 

senz

(11,945 posts)
22. Signs are media -- and so you are giving Bernie much needed publicity!
Mon Sep 28, 2015, 11:35 PM
Sep 2015

And that's a good thing, retrowire.

I really like the signs. Honk honk!!

Divernan

(15,480 posts)
29. I'm giving you a virtual HONK!!! from Pittsburgh!
Tue Sep 29, 2015, 06:55 AM
Sep 2015

Nice work on the signs - I suggest you take them in at night to avoid vandalism.

Can you waterproof them with something like saranwrap?

retrowire

(10,345 posts)
30. I'm afraid waterproofing might make them look tacky
Tue Sep 29, 2015, 07:06 AM
Sep 2015

maybe I'm being weird about that but yeah.

also I only intend on leaving them up for a few hours at a time so I can observe the honks and keep an eye on them.

hueymahl

(2,380 posts)
32. Great sign
Tue Sep 29, 2015, 01:03 PM
Sep 2015

A lot to read for a passing driver - may want to make it shorter or spread it out over several signs, berma-shave like (bernie-shave like???)

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