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Compiled by Justseeds member Shaun Slifer, DIYDPW is a channel highlighting global examples of Do It Yourself Department of Public Works projects. These are defined as any examples of municipal signage, infrastructure, way-finding graphics, etc. generated by citizens outside of state-sanctioned means, and which fulfill a perceived need in the location within which they are installed.
DIYDPW #38

DIYDPW #38

January 30, 2017

Dalton, PA Taken right as a local resident was stepping out on the street to walk their dog. Ever since Shaun started this series, I’ve been noticing DIYDPW signs everywhere,…

DIYDPW #37

DIYDPW #37

June 22, 2016

Gardiner, NY This sign did make me slow down, A LOT! I wanna see baby foxes, that sounds incredibly adorable! Ever since Shaun started this series, I’ve been noticing DIYDPW…

DIYDPW #33: DIY-to-Official

DIYDPW #33: DIY-to-Official

November 10, 2015

Back in 2011, DIYDPW #4 highlighted an unauthorized sign installed at an egregious Pittsburgh intersection (above). That sign was intended to alert drivers that traffic patterns had been changed, even…

DIYDPW #32

DIYDPW #32

October 29, 2014

Burgettstown, PA, USA – story here. (Thanks, Becca!) DIYDPW is a (semi)weekly blog post highlighting global examples of Do It Yourself Department of Public Works projects. These are defined as…

DIYDPW #31

DIYDPW #31

October 22, 2014

Pittsburgh, PA, USA These are known as “sharrows”, a type of lane-sharing marking that cities often use on streets where bike lanes won’t fit (or for other mysterious municipal reasons)….

DIYDPW #30

DIYDPW #30

October 15, 2014

Campbell Hall, NY (Thanks to Kevin, who says this sign was “Installed on a newly tar and chipped road upstate. Super dangerous conditions for motorcycle riding, I was thankful someone…

DIYDPW #29

DIYDPW #29

September 4, 2013

Jersey St, New York, NY, USA (Thanks again, Kevin!)   DIYDPW is a weekly blog post highlighting global examples of Do It Yourself Department of Public Works projects. These are defined…

DIYDPW #28

DIYDPW #28

August 28, 2013

Hudson Valley, NY, USA (Thanks, Kevin!) DIYDPW is a weekly blog post highlighting global examples of Do It Yourself Department of Public Works projects. These are defined as any examples…

DIYDPW #27

DIYDPW #27

August 21, 2013

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (Not exactly citizen-spawned infrastructure, but too ridiculous not to share anyway… thanks, Pete!) DIYDPW is a weekly blog post highlighting global examples of Do It Yourself Department…

DIYDPW #26

DIYDPW #26

August 14, 2013

Brooklyn, New York, USA (couple blocks from the Interference Archive!) DIYDPW is a weekly blog post highlighting global examples of Do It Yourself Department of Public Works projects. These are…

DIYDPW #24

DIYDPW #24

July 31, 2013

Petaluma, CA, USA (full image below, thanks Kevin!) DIYDPW is a weekly blog post highlighting global examples of Do It Yourself Department of Public Works projects. These are defined as any…

DIYDPW #23

DIYDPW #23

July 24, 2013

upstate New York (thanks Kevin!)   DIYDPW is a weekly blog post highlighting global examples of Do It Yourself Department of Public Works projects. These are defined as any examples of municipal signage…

DIYDPW #22

DIYDPW #22

July 17, 2013

Pittsburgh, PA, USA DIYDPW is a weekly blog post (ok, actually it’s been on hiatus since May 2012) highlighting global examples of Do It Yourself Department of Public Works projects….

DIYDPW (#21)

DIYDPW (#21)

May 2, 2012

OK, so maybe this one isn’t exactly citizen-generated infrastructure in the way I’m usually interested… or is it? If anything it’s hilarious! Pittsburgh, PA, USA (Thanks, Alisa!) DIYDPW is a…

DIYDPW (#20)

DIYDPW (#20)

April 25, 2012

Pittsburgh, PA, USA DIYDPW is a weekly blog post highlighting global examples of Do It Yourself Department of Public Works projects. These are defined as any examples of municipal signage…

DIYDPW (#19)

DIYDPW (#19)

April 11, 2012

  Pittsburgh, PA, USA (thanks Icky!) DIYDPW is a weekly blog post highlighting global examples of Do It Yourself Department of Public Works projects. These are defined as any examples…

DIYDPW (#18)

DIYDPW (#18)

April 4, 2012

Poop Bags in Brooklyn, NY, USA, full image below (Thanks, Mary!) DIYDPW is a weekly blog post highlighting global examples of Do It Yourself Department of Public Works projects. These…

DIYDPW (#17)

DIYDPW (#17)

March 28, 2012

Los Angeles, CA (full article here, thanks Erok!) DIYDPW is a weekly blog post highlighting global examples of Do It Yourself Department of Public Works projects. These are defined as…

DIYDPW (#16)

DIYDPW (#16)

March 21, 2012

Pittsburgh, PA, USA (thanks Icky!) DIYDPW is a weekly blog post highlighting global examples of Do It Yourself Department of Public Works projects. These are defined as any examples of…

DIYDPW (#15)

DIYDPW (#15)

March 14, 2012

Portland, OR, USA (full article here, thanks Vanessa!) DIYDPW is a weekly blog post highlighting global examples of Do It Yourself Department of Public Works projects. These are defined as…

DIYDPW (#14)

DIYDPW (#14)

March 7, 2012

This sign was a Mother’s Day present to my mom a couple years back… Pittsburgh, PA, USA DIYDPW is a weekly blog post highlighting global examples of Do It Yourself…

DIYDPW (#13)

DIYDPW (#13)

February 29, 2012

Brooklyn, NYC, USA: for waiting on the bus (Thanks Josh!)   DIYDPW is a weekly blog post highlighting global examples of Do It Yourself Department of Public Works projects. These are…

DIYDPW (#12)

DIYDPW (#12)

February 22, 2012

Pittsburgh, PA, USA  DIYDPW is a weekly blog post highlighting global examples of Do It Yourself Department of Public Works projects. These are defined as any examples of municipal signage…

DIYDPW (#11)

DIYDPW (#11)

February 15, 2012

Portland, Oregon, USA (full article with photos here – thanks Vanessa!) DIYDPW is a weekly blog post highlighting global examples of Do It Yourself Department of Public Works projects. These…

DIYDPW (#10)

DIYDPW (#10)

February 8, 2012

Arlington, Massachusetts, USA DIYDPW is a weekly blog post highlighting global examples of Do It Yourself Department of Public Works projects. These are defined as any examples of municipal signage…

DIYDPW (#9)

DIYDPW (#9)

February 1, 2012

Christiania, Copenhagen, Denmark (thanks Brett!) “Brandjev” means Fire Lane… and note the crossed out parking spaces. DIYDPW is a weekly blog post highlighting global examples of Do It Yourself Department…

DIYDPW (#8)

DIYDPW (#8)

January 25, 2012

Pittsburgh, PA, USA   DIYDPW is a weekly blog post highlighting global examples of Do It Yourself Department of Public Works projects. These are defined as any examples of municipal…

DIYDPW (#7)

DIYDPW (#7)

January 18, 2012

Christiania, Copenhagen, Denmark (thanks Brett!) DIYDPW is a weekly blog post highlighting global examples of Do It Yourself Department of Public Works projects. These are defined as any examples of…

DIYDPW (#5)

DIYDPW (#5)

January 4, 2012

Chicago, IL, USA DIYDPW is a weekly blog post highlighting global examples of Do It Yourself Department of Public Works projects. These are defined as any examples of municipal signage…

DIYDPW (#4)

DIYDPW (#4)

December 28, 2011

Pittsburgh, PA, USA DIYDPW is a weekly blog post highlighting global examples of Do It Yourself Department of Public Works projects. These are defined as any examples of municipal signage…

DIYDPW (#3)

DIYDPW (#3)

December 21, 2011

Danger sign on electrical box, Mumbai, India DIYDPW is a weekly blog post highlighting global examples of Do It Yourself Department of Public Works projects. These are defined as any examples of municipal…

DIYDPW (#2)

DIYDPW (#2)

December 14, 2011

Chicago, IL, USA DIYDPW is a weekly blog post highlighting global examples of Do It Yourself Department of Public Works projects. These are defined as any examples of municipal signage…

DIYDPW (#1)

DIYDPW (#1)

December 7, 2011

Pittsburgh, PA, USA This is the first installment of what I hope will be a regular, weekly blog post highlighting global examples of Do It Yourself Department of Public Works…