Saturday, April 22, 2017

Or maybe someone at the Dept. of Transportation has a cousin who owns a sign company



Earlier this week, a worker was putting up new signs about the parking meters along Seventh Street... EVG Street Sign Correspondent Derek Berg captured the two versions of the signs...



The new posted sign features upper- and lower-case letters that are slightly larger. Easier to read? As I recall some years ago (WNYC story here), the feds were requiring the city to use a combination of upper- and lower-case letters as part of a safety move. Outrage!

Anyway, font commenters please chime in!

9 comments:

noktulo said...

The city was forced by the federal government to change street name signs, not parking signs. Michael Beirut at Pentagram led a redesign the city's parking signs a couple of years ago to make them easier to understand. http://www.pentagram.com/#/blog/46560

Anonymous said...

TAXPAYERS REJOICE!!

Pinch said...

Bubble letters...at whatever cost to the taxpayers!

Anonymous said...

I'm confused. So if they are not in effect above the time. What about below the time? Are they only not in effect after the time till midnight? Or is after midnight still above the time, but then what happens if the morning is above the time, and the time comes around again. Wouldn't that then mean the time is actually itself above the time and it then would negate its own importance and very existence.


I really need another sign to clarify this confusion.

Anonymous said...

@anon 11:13 it simply means that during the times that you're not allowed to park there, the meters don't work or shouldn't be used because you're not allowed to park there regardless.

Anonymous said...

Bullshit. This kind of nonsense would never have passed a public vote. Trim the fat you city hall motherfuckers.

Anonymous said...

Ugh...A city of Morons

DrGecko said...

@Anon 11:13 -

Don't pretend to be stupid. You know perfectly well what the signs mean.

"Above Times" is short for "Above Times Square," and we taxpayers should be grateful for the minor savings that result from this obvious abbreviation.

Also, if the meters are in effect, that means you don't have to put money in them, although the city has other mechanisms for collecting money during those periods.

DrGecko said...

*if the meters AREN'T in effect


Thanks to noktulo for the link. As something of a font geek (a sympathetic observer called my dissertation 'Fun with Fonts'; never mind what others called it), I'm impressed with the improved legibility.