Thank you for writing an article about the graphic artist who created the running family sign and for finally clearing up for me why there is such a sign by Camp Pendleton on the drive between Los Angeles and San Diego (the answer has to do with a checkpoint for cargo vehicles). The first time I saw the sign, I was very surprised since it is probably 60 miles from the border. It definitely captures a person's attention when he/she sees it for the first time, so I'd say that Mr. Hood did his job effectively. The pigtails were a nice touch. Interesting to learn that both sides of the immigration debate have latched onto the symbolism.