Saturday, June 24, 2006
Working in Motel Rooms
Working in motel rooms is actually pretty easy for small and mid-size signs. You can use the bathroom or a closet door as an easel by opening it and spring-clamping the cardboard to the side. So long as the lettering’s large enough on the transparency, the overhead projector doesn’t require more than eight or ten feet to work effectively.
Although it’s nice, you don’t need a lot of room to work with a projector, and with spring-clamps, duct tape or whatever’s lying around it’s not hard to turn walls, doors and cabinetry into easels for tracing.
Yesterday I got calls from three friends who’d said they’d seen my signs in LA, and driving through Orange County I saw five signs still up from the day before, at least two of them impossible to miss from six lanes of heavy traffic. Given the Caltrans estimate of two to three hundred thousand drivers, per direction, moving through these traffic corridors, it’s not unreasonable to guess that over the last 48 hours some half a million people have read what I had to say, just by sticking up signs.
Imagine what it’ll be like when there’s more of us.