Signage

SEPTA Station

SEPTA To Install Arrival Clocks

The digital displays will finally let riders know when the next train is coming.

January 27, 2023 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Image of Welcome to Cedar Grove sign

Should Murals Fall Under Sign Ordinances?

A local controversy in New Jersey has residents debating whether a city should interfere with artistic expression on private property.

October 19, 2021 - North Jersey

Trump Sign

Another Chicago Skyscraper Sign Controversy

Regulations crafted in the wake of the Trump sign controversy of 2014 could be relaxed to let Salesforce leave its mark on the city of Chicago's skyline.

September 25, 2018 - Chicago Tribune

Digital Billboard, Edmonton, Canada

New Jersey Town's Digital Billboard Ban Found Unconstitutional

Overruling an earlier appeals court decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court has found one township's prohibition on digital billboards to be unconstitutional.

October 12, 2016 - Rocky Mountain Sign Law

Trump Sign

Trump Would Move Infamous Sign From Chicago to the White House If Elected

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has announced his plan to expand his branding if elected President of the United States in November.

April 1, 2016 - Planetizen April 1st Edition

Bustang

Commuting to Denver from Colorado Springs Gets Easier

Thanks to Bustang, an interregional bus service that began July 13, commuters can relax in reclining, high-back chairs or choose to plug their devices into outlets and utilize wifi for the 69-mile trip between Colorado's two largest cities.

January 4, 2016 - The Gazette (Colorado Springs)

Warning Sign

Study: Dynamic Road Signs Make for Better Drivers

A psychological experiment finds that warning signs depicting more movement gain more attention, making drivers navigate more carefully.

March 9, 2015 - The Atlantic

Nathan's in Brooklyn

Friday Funny: 12 Signs that Bring Humor to the Brooklyn Streetscape

There are other ways to grab attention, even if you don't have the cash to spend on a giant sign that says T-R-U-M-P above the Chicago River.

June 27, 2014 - BuzzFeed

Chicago Mayor Emanuel Pondering New Sign Regulations in Trump Fallout

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced his intentions to create ordinances that would prevent future design controversies like the maligned Trump sign above the Chicago River.

June 27, 2014 - Chicago Tribune

gehry building

The Curious Anonymity of Architecture

Chicago's complaints about the signage on Donald Trump's new tower are predictable enough. What's surprising is that the people to design buildings rarely, if ever, get the slightest recognition in the public realm.

June 23, 2014 - Josh Stephens

Trump Sign

Trump's Controversial Sign of the Times in Chicago

The most conspicuous example of Chicago's recent spat of troubling signage is a 2,891-square-foot sign 200 feet above street level on the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago.

June 13, 2014 - Chicago Tribune

Times Square

Friday Funny: The Signage of the Not-So-Distant Future

A Tumblr called Signs from the Near Future has seen the signs, and has predicted what the signs of the future will look like.

June 6, 2014 - Signs from the Near Future

How to Set Up a Real-Time Traffic Display in the Office (or at Home)

A post on the iStrategyLabs website describes some of the software and hardware requirements for building signs that display the arrival and departure of transit in your area.

May 16, 2014 - iStrategyLabs

Subway Transfer Signage a No-Go in NYC

A recent guerrilla campaign designed to ease train-to-train transfer on the New York subway displeased both the MTA and regular commuters.

February 17, 2014 - Next City

Friday Funny: Subway Signage Prankster Disrupts Commute Drudgery

There’s a note of melancholy over the human condition in the work of a prankster who has been plastering satirical images and messages around cars on the London Underground.

January 24, 2014 - Prosign

Want to Encourage Exercise? Just Put Up Better Signs

According to a recent Rand Corp. study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, fancy redesigns or new equipment may not be necessary to spark more usage in existing parks. Adding a few signs may do the trick.

October 20, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

New Signs for New York City Beaches in Sandy's Wake

New York City is marking its continued recovery from Superstorm Sandy with redesigned beach signs.

June 14, 2013 - Atlantic Cities

Can Signage Change Perceptions About Disabilities?

With New York City's embrace, the dream of revamping the iconic blue-and-white handicapped symbol is becoming a reality. As NYC adopts "a more active representation of people with physical limitations," activists hope the change has a broader effect.

May 22, 2013 - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Zoo Wants Billboards

As Los Angeles works to rein in billboard blight around the city, the Parks and Recreation Dept. comes out with a surprise request for permission to put up more off-site signage.

December 7, 2011 - Curbed

A New Look for the London Tube

Designer Mark Noad has created a new, more geographically accurate map of London's extensive subway system, "The Tube." Noad tips his hat to the classic, but says more lines have emphasized the inaccuracies.

July 6, 2011 - Mark Noad

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