• Odessa Workshop
  • Task:
    to make the work of city services easier.

    The signs mark the location of manholes and provide relevant technical information: the type of underground communications, diameter of the well, distance to the manhole, etc.


    The signs are made of a composite material covered with ORACAL film. The result is a sign that looks great on any city building.

    Unique sign numbers make finding them easier

    For gas services, 12 cm (4,7″) signs with information on the type of the chamber were created: underground gas pipeline, valve under cover, gas control chamber, overflow pipe. Digits 1 to 3 represent pressure level

    Sewage collector sign

    To improve visual association, manhole covers are painted to match the color of the signs. Bright paint and white outline will show car drivers where to avoid parking.

    Signs of manholes containing fire valves are located 2–3 meters (6–10′) above the ground where they will be easily seen by firetruck drivers. Signs denoting gas pipeline inspection manholes are located at foot level.

    Low pressure distribution pipeline sign

    According to government standards, the sign should be visible from at least 10 meters

    Project developed at the Odessa design workshop

    artistic director

    • Artemy Lebedev

    art director

    • Ludwig Bistronovsky


    • Sergey Steblina
    • Aleksander Levitsky
    • Konstantin Emelyanov


    • Aleksandr Nosikov

    project manager

    • Yulia Nikolaeva