Thursday, December 15, 2011

SUBWAY SIGNS

           Subway Sign Art Large
These subway signs, tokens of New York City, are $795 each from Restoration Hardware.
They are approximately 32" wide and 83" tall. The street names are printed on heavyweight card stock. The story of the original New York City subway signs can be found here. However, the great thing about making them yourself is you can adjust the size to fit your space, and you can personalize the street names for favorite spots in your own life and city.

But, I was out shopping yesterday at one of my favorite shops in the Milwaukee area, Harvest Home.  She has a great collection of Subway-type signs.  But rather than showing locations, her signs are about highlighting "rules to live by".  I liked this one, so I decided to support someone else's dream today!


HOWEVER!  You COULD make that!  So . . . .

Below, you can see a roughed out version of my "Subway Sign".  The spacing didn't transfer over to the blog perfectly, and there are some "east/west" arrows that are on the document that didn't come through.  But you get the idea.  It shows our own personal home trail through the years.  Someday . . . I WILL paint this sign.  It begins with my husband's childhood home location, followed by mine, and then the trail we have left together.  I love it!  It tells our story!  However, I'd better leave a little room at the bottom of the sign.  Our story isn't done yet.  We have been accused of having a little gypsy blood coursing through our veins.  So, I guess you never know when we'll be packing up and moving on . . .

R R D E W I T T  NEBR
P  A  L  A  C  E     AVE 
M  I  N  N  E  S  O  T  A
EASTBOUND TO WISC
2425  NORTH TO  2633
  NORTH 81ST  ST 
     W  A  U  W  A  T  O  S  A        
 WESTBOUND 
NORTH  AVENUE 
124th      S  T  R  E  E  T
B U R L E I G H
LAMPLIGHTER 
P  A  R  K
APPLEGATE   L A N E
 B R O O K F I E L D

  

1 comment:

Okio B Designs said...

It's funny: I live in NY but I hate NYC but I love subway art! Is that weird?! =) Love these!

Jeanine

YOU COULD MAKE THAT IS ON FACEBOOK!

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