Public Parklet

Designed in collaboration with the Emily Morishita and Ray Dang, these signs were created for the first parklets in Downtown Los Angeles, a pilot program on Spring Street initiated by the Downtown LA Neighborhood Council (DLANC). These mini-parks extended from the sidewalk by taking up two street parking spaces each.

The parklets were a new concept for the area, and it was important for them to be inclusive and inviting. The signs needed to let people know that the parklets were public parks for all, not property of adjacent businesses.

We humorously illustrated the “do’s and don’ts” of the space, and since the parklets were adjacent to a bike lane, there was also a sign that showed the amount of time it takes to bike to nearby neighborhoods, as well as some data and information to encourage longer bike trips.