Mike Kippenhan

Recent articles by Mike Kippenhan

The last picture shows

Issue 70, Winter 2008

Feature

There is no greater manifestation of the United States’ love affair with the…

Sex machines

Issue 63, Spring 2007

Feature

Water-slide decals from the 1960s to the 1980s

A sign that eats itself

Issue 60, Summer 2006

Feature

Cartoon-like characters in logos and on signage are ubiquitous in South Korea

Recent blog posts by Mike Kippenhan

What are they thinking?

5 November 2012

These unique, plebeian graphic executions – ephemeral, often questionable lawn signs – embody the US Constitution’s First Amendment guarantee of free speech, says Mike Kippenhan.
In the United States, automobile bumper stickers and lawn signs are the preferred way of informing others non-verbally of one’s political affiliation, writes Mike Kippenhan.

Fir sale

12 December 2011

Oregon’s handmade signs herald the coming of Christmas tree stands
With the end of the Thanksgiving holiday in late November, most Americans begin the transition into the Christmas season, writes Mike Kippenhan. One of the most visible harbingers of the upcoming holiday is the almost overnight proliferation of Christmas tree stands.