Nikki Sylianteng was sick of getting parking tickets. Her solution: redesign the signs. In 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