Pentagram: new york city’s redesigned parking signs

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Pentagram: new york city’s redesigned parking signs

| architecture critic, Art, built environment, Design, Landscape Architecture, Sculpture, Urban Planning | February 06, 2013

All I can say is did we really need to do this?

New sign design by pentagram

New sign design by pentagram

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One Response to "Pentagram: new york city’s redesigned parking signs"
  • Jason February 6, 2013

    Thanks for posting this article! I think that any effort to make the signs easier to read (especially in heavy traffic) is a step in the right direction.

    Parking signs in Melbourne went through this change more than a decade ago. Our signs have even less words (ie. 3P for 3 hours parking) and while they seemed cryptic at first, it has standardised the system and is now commonly understood.

    As long as they don’t get rid of “Don’t even think of parking here!”. That was my favorite sign in NYC!

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