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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…

Back In the Day


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.


A little history...

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, one of our members traveled the iPhoneograpy circuit as Unruly-e. 'Ruly retired from competitive iphoneography February 1, 2013.


Gallery shows/events:

2013
  • iPhoneography: the Mobile Masters Session, Macworld/iWorld 2013, San Francisco, CA (January, 2013)
  • The Third Wave, Third Annual Global Exhibition of iPhonic Art From Around the World, Gallerie OutOfMyMind, Bremen, Germany (December 2012-February 2013)
  • The Third Wave, Third Annual Global Exhibition of iPhonic Art From Around the World, Garden Gate Gallery, Berkeley, CA (November, 2012-January 2013)

2012
  • The Power of Creativity lecture, Through a Camera Darkly, Velence, Hungary (November 2012)
  • “Siri, What is Vermont?”, Lost Nation Gallery, Montpelier, VT (October-November 2012)
  • Biiam Belgitude iPhoneography exhibition sponsored by Hewlett-Packard, Jonas Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (September-October 2012).
  • After Irene Floodgates Art Project, Waterbury, VT (August-September 2012)
  • LA Mobile Arts Festival, Santa Monica, CA (August 2012)
  • MLOVE ConFestival, Berlin, Germany (Jun 2012)
  • MPA, Arthaus Gallery, San Francisco, CA (Apr-Jun 2012)
  • MPA, San Francisco Fine Art Fair, San Francisco, CA (May 2012)
  • MPA, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, CA (Apr 2012)
  • Updated Visual Dialogs, LunchBox Gallery, Miami, FL (March-April 2012)
  • Depixtions, Orange Gallery, Orlando, FL (March 2012)
  • Distortions, Lost Nation Gallery, Montpelier, VT (February 2012)
  • Fringe Festival, Wellington, NZ (Jan 2012)

2011
  •     Pixel This/Creative Hive, London, UK (Nov-Dec 2011)
  •     P1xels Global Round-Up, Giorgi Gallery, Berkely, CA (Sept-Oct 2011)
  •     London Design Festival, London, UK (Sept 2011)
  •     Adobe’s 550 Sutter Show, San Francisco, CA (July-Aug 2011)
  •     Pixels: The Art of the iPhone, San Francisco, CA (July 2011)
  •     Autocraftsmen, Autocraftsmen Gallery, Montpelier, VT (July-Aug 2011)
  •     MMS Gallery “Food” Show, Philadelphia, PA (July 2011)
  •     Here, Lost Nation Gallery, Montpelier, VT (May-Jun 2011)
  •     Summer show, Barre Opera House Gallery, Barre, VT (Jun-Aug 2011)
  •     Pixels: The Art of the iPhone, Arty Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (May-June 2011)
  •     Micro-show, Barre Opera House Gallery, Barre, VT (Apr-May 2011)
  •     More Alike, Lost Nation Gallery, Montpelier, VT (Apr-May 2011)
  •     Pixels: The Art of the iPhone, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, CA (Mar-Apr 2011)

Major awards:
  •     named one of the top 50 mobile photographers of 2011 by iPhoneogenic
  •     image chosen as a best-of 2011 by lifeinlofi
  •     semi-finalist for the 2011 IPA Mobile Art Grant
  •     Selected for “Style without Boundries” gallery show at the 2011 London Design Festival
  •     Won the “Filterstorm” category of the 2011 International Mobile Photo Awards (MPA)
  •     Finalist for the “Plants” category of the 2011 International Mobile Photo Awards (MPA)

Featured artist at:
  •     P1xels At An Exhibition
  •     iPhoneogenic
  •     iPhoneart

Several works chosen for accolades at:

  •     iPhoneography (UK)
  •     Eye’em (Germany)
  •     LifeInLofi (US)
  •     Bickr (UK)
  •     PixelsAtAnExhibition (US)
  •     fotoigriPhone (Italy)

Interview(s):
  • 2012 interview at P1xels (“unruly-e, the thomas pynchon of iphonic art”)
  • 2012 interview at The Mobile Photography Awards Blog
  • 2011 interview at P1xels (“p1xels featured artist”)
  • 2011 interview at iPhoneogenic

Tutorials:


tutorial list at iphoneographycentral.com