From the Seattle Post Intelligencer daily newspaper comes a mini-profile of Michael Ball, the painter of signs in Duvall, Washington. He was a potter and is now also a sign painter, artist and occasional bartender.
The article includes, "Ball's work is on display on a sign denoting City Hall, on Main Street. It bears the face of a cheerful cow, hardly an official-looking municipal logo. Ball painted it after talking town officials out of a more stuffily traditional sign depicting the usual loggers and pioneers."