I'm throwing out a request to local designers and artists to sketch out some new entryways into the city of Youngstown.
The top design with accompanying budget and plan of action will be awarded a bottle of absinthe produced in eastern europe.
Currently we have signs of two varieties: one type is along interstates (along I-680 specifically) and are flat little signs existing in the islands of green at certain interchanges, and the other are the street department metal type, essentially street signs usually describing some aspect of accomplishment (ursuline high school championships, sister cities arrangements, for example).
So can we go from blah to bamn! at our entrances, revealing Youngstown as a city with pride and dynamism?
Here is one recent case study, the entrance into the city of Hokitika, capital of greenstone carvers on the southern island of New Zealand.
The rusty allure of the cut letters caught my eye here - perhaps a potential building block of a Youngstown sign.
The oxide runoff on the stone looks cool as well.
similarly colored housing covers the lights to illuminate at night.
with native plants as a backdrop.
or, one can go the natural route:
date for submissions closes on feb 15th.
the bottle contains 750mL of the green fairy, with original seal on top.