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Recycled Road Signs: The Landmark Artwork In Meadville

Meadville Road Sign Artwork Fence

When I see a road sign, no matter what it is, I always think about a speeding ticket. Why? It’s quite simple really. Those speed limit signs keep haunting me for some reason. Even though I am not very keen about acting like a complete nut on the roads, I still managed to get a speeding ticket not too long ago. I wish someone had taken that particular speed limit sign down that particular day and that might not have happened. Of course, that would have been illegal.

However, on Amara Geffen’s initiative, there is a community called Meadville that is taking a whole different approach to the matter. It has all to do with road signs, discarded and recycled one. They have created something called “Read Between The Signs” (RBTS), and it is highly creative. As a matter of fact, it has become a landmark for Meadville and will continue to grow each year.

So what is it? It’s a whole fence artwork piece made up of thousands of recycled road signs all bundled up into a colorful and amazing sculptural artwork piece depicting Allegheny Mountains, the French Creek watershed, roads, PennDOT workers, farms and forests. The project was first started in 2002 and is an ongoing project with new pieces added every year to further create this patchwork of amazement. The “fence” has also integrated solar cells to further prove that environmental thinking is not only taking old things and creating new uses for them, but also making them work together with current technologies and blending them in seamlessly.



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Author: Richard Darell

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at richard@bitrebels.com

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