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It was as undesigned as possible.

In an effort to undo the graphical and linguistic jiujitsu required to understand the New York City Department of Transportation‘s parking signs, the esteemed Michael Bierut of Pentagram redesigned these cryptic money‐makers.

Michael Appleton for The New York Times

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