Posted by Yvonne on 26.02.2010

Source:Cygnus blog and Center for Economic and Environmental Development (CEED)

How cool is this! Initiated in 2002, this “recyclable” sound like barrier fence is located along Route 322 at the gateway to Meadville. Read Between the Signs (RBTS) involves the design and fabrication of a sculptural relief made of discarded road signs and featuring solar- and wind-powered kinetic components. RBTS is attached to an existing chain link fence and depicts images and forms of local mountains, a watershed, roads, workers, farms and forests. This sculptural “fence” beautifies the gateway to Meadville, while creating a unique sense of place and identity for their community.

There goes our theory: Too many signs make an environment eligible – In Meadville they created the ultimate signage recycling exercise with 1000’s of signs and made their city very recognisable by creating a landmark along the gateway to Meadville!