Posted by Seán_, 2012-07-08 04:54 BST
I think it's important to remember that when it comes to external signs for conventions flyposting has the potential to bring people into conflict with the authorities. I believe one of the volunteers at BJC2011 received a fine for putting up direction signs in the local vicinity.
Perth BJC had no external signs (iirc), my memories a bit hazy about this but I was told that the local council had warned the organisers that if signs appeared that weren't official, expensive metal tourist/event types then they faced stiff fines.
To an extent these days with GPS in cars and smart phones finding the venue is easier than ever before. Yet there will be times when some approach signs will be handy but I think orgs should be aware of the potential problems with them and maybe consider some alternative ideas for signs if the traditional ones can't be used.
-Cheap bikes with signs zip tied in the front triangle locked to fences (maybe removed at night at multiple day events).
-Cars or vans parked with signage on a suncscreen in the window or a sign on the roof.
-Chalk arrows on the pavement from the nearest bus stop.
-Crazy waving hand guys, festival flags within the grounds of the event viewable from approach roads.
-Homing cows with the event logo sprayed on them wandering the streets for jugglers to follow.
-1/3 scale Luxor pyramids with a searchlight in the apex and so on.