If I had to sum up the site so far in just one photo it would be this one. It is a pretty rubbish sign to be honest and then it can’t even do that properly. It’s handmade, weathered and literally held together with duct tape.

On the other hand someone has taken the time to type, print, laminate and post up this piece. The sign does its job even in such a condition, no parking one can assume. And someone has taken ownership of the space before it, declared it theirs and made a demand.

I think it shows that things don’t have to be all new and shiny and pristine to be acceptable. There is value in own-made things and not everything has to be bought. The sign also shows people are not stupid and don’t need leading by the hand, to come up with the correct result. These are two principles which I will try to value in my design and respect people whilst also trying to change some minds.


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