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Jul. 22, 2009 at 3:14pm

Tacoma Dome Sign In Living Color!

Why's everything gotta' be about color, anyway?

The notorious new-ish EQC sign is to an Xbox 360 while the new Tacoma Dome promotional sign is to an Atari 2600. It's got colors (a few of them at least)!

I suppose progress is progress but it looks like this it it for their upgrade. Whatever the case, progress is progress. And, to be fair, this local events marketing enhancement is really more like going from a GameBoy to a GameBoy Color.

Previously over at the TDI Blog

Thanks Mandi! (via her Twitter)

comments [14]  |  posted under color, sign, tacoma, tacoma dome

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by jenyum on 7/22/2009 @ 3:48pm
That's really... something.

by L.S.Erhardt on 7/22/2009 @ 5:43pm
I feel simultaneously intrigued and offended...

by TDI-Reporters-Notebook on 7/22/2009 @ 8:09pm
I thought these images were part of a Photoshop joke. But I drove past the reader board this evening. It's for real.

I believe the technical term for this sign is 'overwhelmingly underwhelming.'

by fredo on 7/22/2009 @ 8:31pm
Well...its tacky but so Tacoma.

I can see it now:

"Monster Truck Show sponsored by Mountain View Cemetery"

by NineInchNachos on 7/22/2009 @ 9:40pm
i already miss the vintage light bright dot matrix... at least it had charm.

by KevinFreitas on 7/23/2009 @ 8:44am
The ironic thing is I didn't expect to be underimpressed by a lit sign considering how much of an eyesore the EQC sign is. Instead, I just feel kinda' ashamed that Tacoma couldn't come up with something better. So... very... conflicted...

by Nick on 7/23/2009 @ 10:34am
So obviously budget was a factor in selecting a new sign, which brings me to the question: why bother? If the budget was so tight that this was the best they could do,

I would argue that the money spent added no value. Unless the old one was broken or at risk of collapsing, I don't see the point.

by NineInchNachos on 7/23/2009 @ 10:40am
this sign probably doesn't use floppy disks! oh horror!

by L.S.Erhardt on 7/23/2009 @ 11:34am
If budget was a concern, why couldn't they have gotten one like the new scoreboard at Cheney Stadium? I've been told that it cost only $750,000.

by Jake on 7/23/2009 @ 5:01pm
So they are probably going to put the stuff back around the post and the top. It looks like they kept the original posts but had to remove everything to replace the sign.

It looks like a truck is still working on it. Maybe they got it put up and turned on and just did some quick, easy, boring, images/message.

Just my guess.

by intacoma on 7/23/2009 @ 6:10pm
Thats the ticket Jake think positive!

by Mark Monlux on 8/11/2009 @ 7:54am
I think they would have done better to leave the old broken sign up. At least I could see it from the highway and wonder what's going on at the dome. This one is so dang small it isn't worth my visual interest. The homeless guy walking down Pacific in his plaid bathroom has more visual appeal.

by NineInchNachos on 8/11/2009 @ 12:06pm
I bet the plaid bathroom chafes something fierce.

by Joel 413 on 8/11/2009 @ 8:29pm
I think those images were just get something up there images... I also thing whomever is in charge of the sign is still elarning the new software, because some of the things I've seen recently are a little scary.. OMG a pixelated dissolve, we didn't have that in the B&W sign! Now lets use a swirling transition.. Oh, and 3-D letters!.

I hope the put the rest of the frame back up soon, but yeah for $500K this is a bit of a downer. I was hoping for something with the updated T-Dome logo on top at least.

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