Link to Transportation Home Page Link to Transportation Home Page Link to Transportation About Us Page Link to Transportation Contact Us Page
Delivering a first-rate transportation system for Seattle Scott Kubly, Director







Site Index

Street Use Home
Public Space Management Program Home
Permits Home
Traffic Signal Control Box Artwork Home
Art Proposal
Art Design Guidelines
Art Proposal Template
Street Use Permit Guidelines
Street Use Annual Permit Application
Client Assistance Memo 2505
Examples of Artwork
Troy R. Miles' Artwork
SDOT Art Plan

Traffic Signal Control Box Artwork: Art Design Guidelines

Photo by Melanie CookThe following guidelines define the considerations the Arts representatives will use to review the designs.

  • Artwork should have a consistency of style and medium to create a unified aesthetic between signal boxes. Think of them as a series, rather than individual pieces of art.
  • Applicants are encouraged to create designs for the boxes that contribute to the visual quality of the streetscape. For example, consider using a limited palette of colors and simple graphic images to avoid visual clutter. If original artwork is being created, a lead artist/designer should be responsible for designing the images.
  • The primary purpose of this program is to create a public benefit. Therefore, images that convey messages appearing to advertise, or promote a private entity (corporation, neighborhood business, chamber of commerce, or other community organization) will not be accepted.
  • Images that create a driver distraction or could be confused with traffic signs will not be accepted.
  • Arts representatives will review locations to determine proximity to artwork in the public art collection.
  • Applicants must demonstrate that they have community support for the designs.

Home | About Us | Contact Us | Site Index | News | FAQs | E-Mail Alerts