The Francis Collection

Collection Four . Printed Materials

Kick-Me Sign

Handwritten, Taped, Crumpled

Found crumpled in the corner of Bill Vernon's study while packing out his belongings, he asked that this sign be included in the collection as proof of how mocked his now-accepted ideas once were. This sign was once made by a co-worker and attached to the back of his lab coat. He walked around with it on for months without realizing it was there, as he was too absorbed with his secretive work. He may have been a walking joke to his contemporaries at the time, but he has come a long way since those days, rising to the forefront of a new scientific movement.