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The Man Who Lit Up Vegas
Stockton, CA

Charles Barnard, a sign artist whose sign creations helped light up Las Vegas, has died. Barnard worked for Ad Art in Stockton for 36 years. Just a few of his masterpieces include the 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower, the New Orleans Superdome’s 200-foot mega-sign, the Reno Arch, and the beloved Vegas Vickie.  Barnard authored the classic book, The Magic Sign:  The Electric Art / Architecture of Las Vegas, published in 1993 by ST Publications.

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