Sitting waiting to get my hairz cut flipping through the March issue of Rhode Island Monthly I came across this little piece in the magazine, Vital Signs.
When we asked Providence design guru Tyler Smith (creator of the award-winning Rhode Island license plate) to critique the local signage, we learned that simple is powerful, size is everything and our state has some confidence issues.
Smith critiques and makes suggestion for the sign on the new India Point Park Bridge, the RISD Chase Center, and the highway signs at the entrance to the state. Head over to Rhode Island monthly to read about it.
I love signs and dabble in design, so this little one-pager certainly caught my eye. I’ve often thought for a city that is home to one of the world’s most renowned design schools and has almost as many working designers per square mile and it does Dunkin Donuts, a lot of our signage is really piss poor. What are some of the signs in the area that make you cringe and how would you make them over?