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Street Sign Furniture by Tim Delger

I really dig this street sign furniture by Texas-based designer Tim Delger, who classifies it as art, furniture, and stolen government property. [via Unconsumption]

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Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.


  • http://twitter.com/robcruickshank Rob Cruickshank

    Hmm, my truck is 16 feet 8 inches high. I bet it will fit under that bridge, no prob…..

  • Anonymous

    looks great now all i need is to find a deserted street to harvest materials from :-)

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to see some reference material on how street signs are actually made. The idea of making my own for absurd artistic purposes appeals to me (but I’m not gonna go make a traffic hazard with them, that just sucks).

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q6CMNEMHD4Q4QUFMLMRJDEIWBA Alan

    If you’d rather do it without risking an outcome like this, you can simply call your local DOT and ask if they have any old signs they want to get rid of. These things get replaced regularly, and the old ones will have accumulated lots of character.

    For those too lazy to follow the link: stealing a sign makes you criminally liable for anything that happens as a result of the absence of that sign. Think about it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1567500336 Bosco P. Soultrane

    Stolen government property? We are the government, so you are essentially stealing from me. Not to mention the safety issues. Repurpose/Upcycle is a good thing, but stealing in order to repurpose it just wrong.

    • http://mattrichardson.com/ Matt Richardson

      I presume that the artist’s classification of these as “stolen government property” was meant to be tongue-in-cheek. I’m sure there are plenty of ways to get these signs legally and without safety concerns.

      • http://twitter.com/NicoleDelger Nicole Delger

        I am a little late writing on this thread, but I’m the designer’s wife. Matt, you are very correct – the “stolen” was tongue in cheek. All our signs are from flea markets where you can find signs both new and old to work with.

        Thanks for the interest in the work. We encourage you to sign up on our site for our email list. We’re launching a new line in late 2011 and we are excited to show the work!

        http://www.timdelger.com.

        thanks!

      • http://twitter.com/NicoleDelger Nicole Delger

        I am a little late writing on this thread, but I’m the designer’s wife. Matt, you are very correct – the “stolen” was tongue in cheek. All our signs are from flea markets where you can find signs both new and old to work with.

        Thanks for the interest in the work. We encourage you to sign up on our site for our email list. We’re launching a new line in late 2011 and we are excited to show the work!

        http://www.timdelger.com.

        thanks!

  • http://twitter.com/paint_sculpture paintings&sculpture

    that would make a great laptop cover

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B4Z7FQQYKFSREOH36HISKIVAAI Wilmer Geraci

    Hahaha…. It’s pretty cool to have street sign furniture in your room, especially if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t want trespassers or loves signage designs. Some people like designing their rooms with signages. Some put funny imitations of road signs on their door to warn their siblings that disturbing isn’t allowed.

    Wilmer Geraci

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B4Z7FQQYKFSREOH36HISKIVAAI Wilmer Geraci

    Hahaha…. It’s pretty cool to have street sign furniture in your room, especially if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t want trespassers or loves signage designs. Some people like designing their rooms with signages. Some put funny imitations of road signs on their door to warn their siblings that disturbing isn’t allowed.

    Wilmer Geraci