Artist + Business + Signmaker = CoSign

CoSign is sponsored by MidWestOne Bank

The CoSign project is a collaboration among the American Sign Museum, The Iowa City Downtown District, the City of Iowa City, presenting sponsor MidWestOne Bank and the greater Iowa City community to design and install a critical mass of new business signage in the downtown district to increase economic activity in the community. The signage will be created by a unique partnership of teams consisting of a small business owner, a visual artist and a professional sign fabricator, all coordinated through the leadership and expertise of the American Sign Museum and ICDD.

In 2017, CoSign called for a national launch of the turn-key program and Downtown Iowa City was one of six chosen communities. Upon the completion of the program, Downtown Iowa City unveiled 12 new pedestrian oriented projecting blade signs that were locally designed and fabricated custom for the downtown businesses.