Thursday, December 8, 2011

#24: Hey Buddy! No Parking.

Greenwich Village, NYC

Here's one thing about New York City: We really, really don't want you to park in front of our garage doors. Ever. So while we can't guarantee you'll obey our orders, we do make our prohibitions pretty so at least you'll pay attention. Forget those unimaginative orange traffic cones and ho-hum street signs erected by less creative types. These numbers, graphic and eye-catching, are the last frontier of No Parking warnings. Enjoy this fine collection of 24's -- most of which hail from the no-parking haven of Dumbo in Brooklyn -- quick. Before we tow ya.

Is that a "Z" or is it a "2"? No time for typography talk now -- I hear the tow truck a-comin' round the bend.

A bit of yellow, a splash of neon pink, and great swathes of black on gray: kickin' it old skool in Dumbo.

Like, actual effort went into this one. Check out the careful shadowing on the text of "HOURS." We take our No Parking garages seriously in this borough.

Umm. Guy in Red Hook? With the stencil and the black spray paint? I don't know how to break this to you, but–

And finally, the winner: I'm not sure what stencils were harmed in the creation of this one, but I approve of the outcome.


Isabella Pospisil said...

Aw, that's a creative of way of saying, "Hey, this a garage door. You better not park here or we'll get your car towed." LOL. I love the 24 with the splash of pink.

Therese Cox said...

Isabella - Yep. Why say it with words when you can say it with spray paint? Thanks for stopping by.