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Compiled by Justseeds members Shaun Slifer & Kevin Caplicki, 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 #49

DIYDPW #49

October 14, 2018

Be Quiet Curb Yuor Dog Watch our Kids This is Your Block Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

DIYDPW #48

DIYDPW #48

August 28, 2018

Animal X-ing/Cars Stop! Campbell Hall, NY People Xing/Cars Stop! Campbell Hall, NY

DIYDPW #46

DIYDPW #46

August 14, 2018

People create all sorts of signage and barriers when its time for block parties. Park Slope, Brooklyn

DIYDPW #45

DIYDPW #45

August 7, 2018

Park Slope, Brooklyn. DIYDPW is a frequent blog post highlighting global examples of Do It Yourself Department of Public Works projects. These are defined as any examples of municipal signage…

DIYDPW #44

DIYDPW #44

June 15, 2018

from the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, NYC (thanks Josh!) Looking back over the thumbnails on the DIYDPW blog channel page of all of these posts over the last few…

DIYDPW #41

DIYDPW #41

June 4, 2017

Please Sound Horn Private Road in Orange County, NY. It is my understanding, on roads that have no jurisdiction by the State, County, Town, City or Village, are “controlled” by…

DIYDPW #40

DIYDPW #40

May 12, 2017

Today I received an anonymous DIYDPW tip-off in my email, the day after the removal of the Jefferson Davis memorial statue in New Orleans, Louisiana: Jefferson Davis Parkway was just…

DIYDPW #39

DIYDPW #39

May 5, 2017

(photos by John Colombo from The Bulletin v.42 n.5 May 2017) The DIYDPW channel has, until now, always been documentation of signage of some sort. This time I’m highlighting a…

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…