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Nikki Sylianteng's redesigned parking sign with feedback. Image: Nikki Sylianteng. Via: Wired

Nikki Sylianteng was sick of getting parking tickets. Her solution: redesign the signsIn a profile on Wired:
Sylianteng has been going around Manhattan and Brooklyn hanging up rogue revamped parking signs. “A friend of mine called it functional graffiti,” she says. She’ll stick a laminated version right below the city-approved version and ask drivers to leave comments. In that way, Sylianteng’s design is still a distance from being a reality, but so far, she’s gotten pretty good feedback. “One person wrote: ‘This is awesome. The mayor should hire you.’”
Her ideas aren't without their flaws, but this kind of guerilla design combined with user feedback seems worthy of our attention: design vigilantism or public art? You make the call.



Changes in Sylianteng's parking signs addressing some of the flaws. Image: Nikki Sylianteng. Via: Wired


Posted in: Cities + Places, Graphic Design, Information Design

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Neat idea, but if NYC Parking Authority is anything like MTA, they're going to order her to take it down. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/02/efficient-passenger-project-subway-signs-interview.html?mid=facebook_nymag
DonerKebab
07.17.14
12:07

Yeah design is definitely in the right direction but too hard to read from the road. Last year, when the NYC Parking Authority started putting up their redesigned parking signs, I also thought I could design them better so I did and blogged about the process. Check it out here: http://www.catalystnyc.com/2013/01/new-nyc-parking-signs-part-ii/
Christopher Calabrese
07.25.14
12:23



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