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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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After working at various design practices on a full-time and freelance basis, and starting his own design firm, David McFadden saw that there was a gap to be filled in the industry. In 1984, he created an expansive hub for architects and hiring firms to sync up, complete projects, and mutually benefit. That hub was Consulting For Architects Inc., which enabled architects to find meaningful design work, while freeing hiring firms from tedious hiring-firing cycles. This departure from the traditional, more rigid style of employer-employee relations was just what the industry needed - flexibility and adaption to modern work circumstances. David has successfully advised his clients through the trials and tribulations of four recessions – the early 80’s, the early 90’s, the early 2000’s, and the Great Recession of 2007.

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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