Jones branded his businesses with graphic designs and slogans that were very successful and very much ahead of the times.
Sports entrepreneur Con Jones came to Vancouver from Australia in the early 1900s. He opened a successful chain of pool halls and tobacco shops. His slogan, “Don’t Argue! “Con Jones Sells Fresh Tobacco” and his trademark image, reminiscent of a vaudeville comedy team, were featured on all his tobacco products and comprised Vancouver’s first neon advertising sign.