Jude Cook's career is all about signs and designs and saving signs. He began his own sign business over 40 years ago, first in Iowa and then moved Cook & Company Signmakers to Tucson. About nine years ago he began restoring Tucson's iconic neon signs and has restored 24 neon signs in Tucson, restored many of the signs in the Casa Grande Neon Park. Currently, he's working with another sign company on restoring the historic Tucson Inn neon sign.
Not only has Jude created and restored signs, he collected them, too. His collection reached critical mass, filling the walls and the backyard of his sign business and took over the home front, too. It was time to share his collection with other sign lovers, so started Ignite Sign Art Museum in the fall of 2018.
Ignite Museum Gives Back
to the Tucson Community
Ignite Sign Art Museum along with it's sponsor, Cook & Company Signmakers, maintains Tucson's Gateway Cactus on Oracle Road north of Drachman Street.
Once a year we change all the light bulbs and continue to keep the Gateway Cactus lighting brightly for the Tucson community.