All posts by Toby Wangelid (jackandfriends)

Make ‘Em Laugh with a Humorous Sign

Who says that artwork has to be serious? While there are definitely settings where you want to have a retro sign make a serious or stylish statement, there’s nothing wrong with injecting a little humor into your decor. There are many places where humorous signs made of tin are great additions to the overall look of the room, including:

- Kitchens – A funny sign in the kitchen will be viewed frequently by friends and family and can be a fun conversation piece when new people are visiting.

- Dens and Game rooms – In the spaces where you relax and unwind, a retro sign that makes a funny statement can add to the carefree feel of the room.

- Garages and Workshops – Even if you enjoy spending time under the hood of your car or working on a project, there are always times when the work can become frustrating and you’d appreciate the comic relief of a retro sign.

- Vacation Houses, Cabins and Lodges – Retro signs are great additions to second homes or vacation properties where you arrive feeling in a good mood and are ready to laugh and enjoy some fun.

- Offices and Cubicles – Everyone needs a little comic relief at work from time to time. The right choice of humorous sign can make coworkers and even your boss chuckle.

- Waiting Areas – In businesses with waiting areas or in spots where people must line up to wait for service, humorous signs can be an icebreaker.oh my god funny tin sign

There are many different types of humorous signs from those that feature clever quips to those that are sarcastic to those that are a little or a lot naughty. When you’re considering retro signs with humorous artwork or messages, make sure you consider your audience. In some places, it may be okay to push the envelope and be a little risqué, but you don’t want to risk offending anyone. Shop our huge selection of humorous signs to find the perfect style for your space.

Brighten Up Your Laundry Room with a New Tin Sign

Laundry rooms aren’t really places that we associate with fun and excitement, are they? Most of the time, when you’re heading into the laundry room, it’s to wash, dry and fold a load of clothing. As a result, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to not think about decorating the laundry area. While it may be practical to leave the laundry room as one of the last places that you decorate, when you move into a new home, just allowing the space to have blank, white walls can make the work area feel drabber. Laundry room tin sign

If you’re looking for a way to enliven your laundry area, a laundry room sign could be the perfect choice. Laundry room signs are actually rooted in history and can be traced back to the days when in-home electric and gas washers and dryers were rare. In those days, more people did their laundry at the laundromat, and the walls of these businesses were often decorated with tin signs advertising soaps, detergents, alterations services and more.

Retro laundry room signs are modern-day tin signs designed to recreate the designs of those metal wall decorations that hung in laundromats years ago. Some are very traditional, beautiful pieces that are patterned after real advertisements for various types of soap. Others are playful, humorous designs that incorporate vintage artwork and lettering with slogans and messages that will make you chuckle. When choosing tin signs for the laundry room, considering decor is often not as important as finding something that is appealing to you.

Jack & Friends has a wide variety of laundry room sign styles from which you can choose to complete your laundry room and make washdays a little brighter. Check out our wide selection now.

10 Reasons to Buy Our Retro License Plate USA Map Tin Sign

While we have many eye-catching retro signs in our collection, one of our most popular signs is our USA map, which is made out of pieces of vintage license plates from every state. Once you check out this unique license plate sign, you probably won’t need a reason to buy it–it’s just that cool, but in case you need some motivation, here are 10 great reasons why this sign is a great find.usa map licence plates sign

1. The license plate sign is a piece of automotive and transportation history.

2. The colorful design will match virtually any decor or color palette.

3. At 35 inches by 21 inches in size, the sign is big enough to be easily noticed in any space, but it’s not so big that you need to have a large amount of empty wall space to accommodate it.

4. The USA map is a great addition to classrooms as well as to homes and can help kids learn geography in a fun way.

5. The manufacturer has drilled and riveted the sign, making it easy to hang.

6. For decorating a business, this license plate design is patriotic and very stylish. It looks great in restaurants, bars, garages, stores and in many other settings.

7. The sign is a guaranteed conversation starter. People love seeing the different license plate signs gathered together in one unique design.

8. License plate signs make excellent gifts for car lovers, and this one is extra special because it is shaped like a map of the United States.

9. Unlike other license plate signs, this map is sublimated, meaning the artwork is baked on. This makes the sign more durable than a painted sign that can peel or flake.

10. The USA map is made in America, so your purchase helps to support manufacturing jobs in the U.S.