No Parking!

The Parking signs in my neighborhood are terrible. It’s about the worst hierarchy I’ve ever seen. I have this theory it’s done on purpose to increase revenue for the city. Why is it that the largest type on the sign is “Street Cleaning”? Does any one care that it’s street cleaning? No, people want to know what day they can or can not park on the street. I’m trying to find out who is in charge of this and I’d be willing to offer my design services to help this situation. See my suggestion below and let me know if you think this is a better solution.

Apparently Boston is not the only city with these problems. See this recent post from the New York Times.

Raise a glass and raise some cash

CSANA Invite detail

CSANA Invite detail

On Sunday 5/31 the Chester Square Area Neighborhood Association (CSANA) had our 1st fundraiser for the SOON to open renovated parks. CSANA is building a fund to support trash pickup, gardening, and implementation of capital growth for future improvements like park benches, trash cans, bicycle racks, and more. CRU Wine & Spirits was kind enough to host the event with delicious hors d’oeuvres provided by Toro.

CRU Wine & Spirits

CRU Wine & Spirits

I helped the CSANA board by developing and designing an invitation for the event that keeps with the new Chester Square identity. I’ve made it very clear to the CSANA board that we need a clear an consistent brand in order to build neighborhood awareness. I want the neighbors to immediately recognize a piece of communication from CSANA. Neighbors need to realize that when they see the Chester Square logo that it’s an important piece of mail that will directly effect what is happening out their front door for the good.

CSANA invite cover detail

CSANA invite cover detail

The event was a a great success. I really enjoyed meeting more neighbors that care about Chester Square as much as I do.