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NotTheSignShop Maker Studio | Middlesex, Vermont

We are Not. Not The Sign Shop.

We are a Vermont-based Maker studio pursuing novel applications of technologies and materials, exploring connections between traditionally separate domains and ways of working, and building the unconventional in an improvisational style.

Happily at the intersection of CUSTOM DESIGN, NON-TRADITIONAL SIGNMAKING, and the EXPERIMENTAL, we partner with our clients to help the space around them convey who they are quickly, effectively, and with lasting results.

NotTheSignShop is a loose collaboration among several artists. To grant the artistic freedom and ability-to-experiment that anonymity provides, regular members receive an artist tag. Currently on the site are the works of Unruly-e, Pooks, and Fluffy.

Our IRL shop is on a dirt road just north of Tangletown, in Middlesex, Vermont and open by appointment.

Our smaller items (read: "shippable-sized stuff") are offered for sale in our Etsy Storefront. This is the place to find things like our famous Well Water Signs, cut-t…

Maker's Make: Dance Floor Becomes Laptop Case (yes, you read that right)


One of the joys of being a maker is collecting all sorts of odd materials that aren't an easy find in a normal store. Today's pick: used Marley dance floor, staple of dance studios and performing arts centers everywhere.

We came across this gem in just that place - a performing arts center looking to re-home a no-longer-needed section. After placing most of it with other arts facilities, we were left with a few scraps. Conveniently, we had just acquired a need for a laptop case.

Old Dance Floor, meet Case Need: