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Thanks to the folks over at the MTA for letting Underground Signs create some cool custom signage for the Unconference for Developers this summer. We had a great time meeting new people and talking transit.

Got an event coming up? Let us know so we can bring you a touch of New York City!

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4 years ago

Open for Business

This week we’re hard at work creating a nifty media kit to present to potential clients and partners. We’re excited to get Underground Signs in front of not only New York City commuters, but creative outlets such as interior designers and event planners. After all, Underground Signs is more than just selling subway signs; it’s about creating a unique buzz about what the New York Subway means to the greater public.

If you’re interested in working with Underground Signs for custom signage projects, we recommend you see our portfolio on Behance as well as our photo gallery here. Shoot us an email or give us a call, we’d love to hear from you!

As always, we look forward to taking our little company to the next level. Let’s see what’s in store!

Learn more at www.underground-signs.com

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Underground Signs Partners with DoTank on Urban Renovation

This weekend Underground Signs is hanging out with our new friends at DoTank:Brooklyn for a unique urban planning renovation project in Long Island. We have signed on as partners in support of revamping the town of Oyster Bay, LI - creating custom, modernized way-finding signage, building DIY store fronts, setting up community workshops, and providing resourceful tools to market local attractions and increase both local and tourism traffic. We’re really excited to extend our talents, creativity, enthusiasm, and support to such a fantastic group of people here in our backyard.

More info about DoTank and their “YouPlan Oyster Bay: 48x48x48” project can be found at the Facebook event page, which we strongly suggest you try to attend!

Below DoTank shares some insight on their drive to use design, engineering, and architecture to make a positive environmental impact on this Long Island burb:

DoTank is a public vessel for interdisciplinary exploration, engagement and enhancement of our urban environment through means outside of the formal urban planning process. We make rapid and meaningful change by exploring and testing in our laboratory: Brooklyn, NY. Members of DoTank are urban planners, architects, industrial designers and technologists who engage in improving the local built environment. Our website is: http://dotankbrooklyn.org

DoTank’s goal is to improve the built environment by catalyzing local intellectual capital. We connect, capture, build, design, and produce, and above all else, we Do. We hope to inspire others that change can happen now, all it takes is action.

While the formal approach to Urban Planning and Design contests usually involves lots of speculation and concept generation, we are spending that time implementing real solutions for two communities in Long Island: Mastic & Oyster Bay. In Oyster Bay, we are taking a 48x48x48 approach — showing how 48 hours of on-site action conducting a street closure festival could lead to kickstart a 48 month and 48 year process of improvement. In Mastic, we are developing a set of practical guidelines and implementable plans for improving street life which we will share with businesses owners in-person. In both cases, we are actually engaging with local partners in both locations and saying ‘Hey, you don’t need to wait for $1 million in funding to make things better’, they have everything they need now.

RSVP and learn more about the Oyster Bay renovation plan here.

4 years ago

A quote from Valerie King Saunders, Prospect Park Alliance

"Underground Signs was a hit last night at The Party For Playgrounds! Many thanks to Trevor MacDermid for the auction donation on behalf of Prospect Park! The money raised goes to support the park and all it has to offer to Brooklyn’s children."

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Notable Mentions

We have been out and about bringing Underground Signs everywhere we go. The past week we have been making our presence known at the MTA Unconference and New Canaan art galleries. It looks like some people took notice:

We’ve created a portfolio of our signature Underground Signs creations on the Behance Network! This site showcases the premiere work of creative professionals, so we’re excited to join their community. View our portfolio online featuring urbanism, typography, and graphic design. 

The great people at Google and MTA asked us to create custom signage for their Unconference events this week. The mission behind this week’s conference was to build closer relationships with developers and the New York community. As licensed fabricators of MTA Subway lines, we wanted to be present and show our support. Read an article review from Open Plans about MTA Unconference and get a glimpse into Underground Signs for sale. 

The New York Times caught us at the conference as well. We met with writer, Nick Grossman, who excitedly enough brought home with him one of our signs. Thanks to the NY Times for recognizing us as the only "transportation authority-approved site for buying subway signs."

You don’t have to be a New Yorker to love Subway signs! This is something we quickly discovered when we took a trip to New Canaan, CT to showcase Underground Signs at an open art gallery. Thanks to the lovely people of New Canaan’s Elm Street for coming out, talking New York City with us, and loving our signs. Here’s a write-up about US in the New Canaan Patch. Architect and modern design blog, Modern House Notes, also picked up the story which you can read here 

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Happy National Train Day!