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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…

Wrapping up Maker-style Woodzilla* Wind Shields

In the winter, you just don't want snow blowing all over the wood shed, and temporary screening - usually with tarps - is the standard order-of-the-Vermont-day.

Here we've taken a step (or two) off the well-beaten path and, in true maker-style, re-purposed old sign pieces to make a wind block. This one is cut vinyl over a pre-owned "Open House" cheap-banner-material sign. We're curious to see how well the plastic fares when the cold and wind team up this winter.

* So, what's the story with "Woodzilla"? A couple of years ago, the owners moved from a semi-dependable pile of wood and tarps to a full-on, honest-to-goodness shed for storing their firewood. The huge leap up in size and quality led to the off-handed christening of the building and it stuck. Who were we not to incorporate this idea into the wind-breaks?