How would you design a traffic/ road sign? All the elements of sign design you never thought of, come into play when you really start planning a better road sign.
The idea isn’t new. I’ve saved screen captures from the Wayback Machine from the older site (below). Glad to see someone else has taken up the idea and kept it going on another site. I’m linking there first so people can see what’s new and contribute ideas of their own.
I used to send possible highway route signs to the owner of The Great International Highway makeover website, Mr. R. V. Droz, a while back. Well I found out recently that his email link at his website is inoperable. Rats. I hope it’ll work well in the future.
Source: International Highway Makeover 2
From the old site, by Robert V. Droz.
Highway route markers have gotten boring over time. In the 1940’s, there were many varied shapes and colors. Many governments opted for the MUTCD default (circles) or plain blank squares. The justification for those sparse designs is that they provide for increased number visibility and easy recognition. True enough, but nothing says you can’t design a useful sign that’s graphically attractive. Linked below are many examples of potential re-designs.
Found while online looking for the old site. When did you last see an ASCII art signature file?
There are so many unused railway tracks. I wonder how much of that could be repurposed (or still safe to use) if people began using it for personal transportation again.After nearly 5,000 miles of railway tracks were abandoned in Mexico and Ecuador 20 years ago, communities were left isolated without easy access to the world outside. Two artists want to re-open…
little city farm – We are an urban homesteading family trying to live simply and sustainably in a mid-sized city in southwestern Ontario. We aim to provide many of our basic needs (food, water, shelter, energy, transportation) while reducing our impact on the environment.
I was looking at dragon pictures/ drawings and quizes today. I’m reading another dragon related book this week. This time by Stephanie Rowe. She doesn’t have much of a website so I won’t go back to get a link for it. Not right now anyway. It would be fun to be a dragon. I’d like to be able to fly. Imagine how much you’d save on transportation and travel.