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Welcome to my sign and sign font recreation thread! I've decided to create my own after seeing that there haven't really been any active sign recreation request threads.
As an overenthusiastic sign nerd, I have been studying all types of signs, including rollsign, flipdot, LCD, and LED signs found on both buses and trains, as well as the types of bus signs, and also station signs!
Consequently, I have also learned to recreate many of these signs and fonts, which I will be sharing and also taking requests for.

Current Recreations:
-Luminator Flipdot (no slide transition animation)
-Luminator Horizon LED
-Luminator Titan LED (some fonts missing)
-Hanover Displays LED
-R46 LCD exterior (also known as Luminator)
-R68 rollsign interior
-R160 LED exterior (for exterior K, P, and T routes, characters may be used from the R179)
-R179 LED exterior+interior (exterior K, P, and T route characters available)
-Most station signs

Planned Recreations:
-Redbird/Brightliner rollsign
-R40/R42 rollsign
-R62/A rollsign
-R142 LCD exterior
-R142 LED interior
-R142A LCD exterior
-R142A LED interior
-IRT NTT LED exterior (R142, R188)
-R188 LED interior
-R143 LED exterior+interior
-R160 LED interior

My extensive collection of MTA bus and subway signs (bus signs are currently not being updated): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1d9cQ8mAmp78AtavgXt4lAu5ey7Uimp2sEKNHuoY0nQU
Full list of my fonts: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1e4nNlpRJTOTGR7SLSzbmKmvqlEFX2CXbKhJ4B0sxkl0/edit?usp=sharing
Download my fonts on FontStruct: https://fontstruct.com/fontstructors/1466679/bentheminer

If you would like to request any signs or ask for any information about signs, feel free to do so (though I'm not saying I know absolutely everything there is to know about signs). Note that unfortunately, if you are making a sign request, I will be unable to provide you with characters that the MTA does not use (i.e. R160 Y train). You can see which characters I am able and unable to use by looking at my font collection. When making a request, feel free to provide a reference photo if you're requesting a real sign.
If you plan on using any of these signs, I would appreciate it if you gave credit to me, and please do not steal credit! I've been working very hard to be able to make these signs and I'd like at least your gratitude in return.
Also, despite all the fonts I'm making, many are actually incomplete. If you have any sign references that could help me complete these fonts, please post them!

I'll keep trying to check this thread daily!

Here are some examples of my sign recreations:

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1 hour ago, BenTheMiner said:

Welcome to my sign and sign font recreation thread! I've decided to create my own after seeing that there haven't really been any active sign recreation request threads.
As an overenthusiastic sign nerd, I have been studying all types of signs, including rollsign, flipdot, LCD, and LED signs found on both buses and trains, as well as the types of bus signs, and also station signs!
Consequently, I have also learned to recreate many of these signs and fonts, which I will be sharing and also taking requests for.

Current Recreations:
-Luminator Flipdot (no slide transition animation)
-Luminator Horizon LED
-Luminator Titan LED (some fonts missing)
-Hanover Displays LED
-R46 LCD exterior (also known as Luminator)
-R68 rollsign interior
-R160 LED exterior (for exterior K, P, and T routes, characters may be used from the R179)
-R179 LED exterior+interior (exterior K, P, and T route characters available)
-Most station signs

Planned Recreations:
-Redbird/Brightliner rollsign
-R40/R42 rollsign
-R62/A rollsign
-R142 LCD exterior
-R142 LED interior
-R142A LCD exterior
-R142A LED interior
-IRT NTT LED exterior (R142, R188)
-R188 LED interior
-R143 LED exterior+interior
-R160 LED interior

My extensive collection of MTA bus and subway signs (bus signs are currently not being updated): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1d9cQ8mAmp78AtavgXt4lAu5ey7Uimp2sEKNHuoY0nQU
Full list of my fonts: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1e4nNlpRJTOTGR7SLSzbmKmvqlEFX2CXbKhJ4B0sxkl0/edit?usp=sharing
Download my fonts on FontStruct: https://fontstruct.com/fontstructors/1466679/bentheminer

If you would like to request any signs or ask for any information about signs, feel free to do so (though I'm not saying I know absolutely everything there is to know about signs). Note that unfortunately, if you are making a sign request, I will be unable to provide you with characters that the MTA does not use (i.e. R160 Y train). You can see which characters I am able and unable to use by looking at my font collection. When making a request, feel free to provide a reference photo if you're requesting a real sign.
If you plan on using any of these signs, I would appreciate it if you gave credit to me, and please do not steal credit! I've been working very hard to be able to make these signs and I'd like at least your gratitude in return.
Also, despite all the fonts I'm making, many are actually incomplete. If you have any sign references that could help me complete these fonts, please post them!

I'll keep trying to check this thread daily!

Here are some examples of my sign recreations:

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You got some cool signs Ben! I have always wanted to make a flipdot sign but idk how to do that lol

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1 minute ago, MTABusTransitFanner said:

You got some cool signs Ben! I have always wanted to make a flipdot sign but idk how to do that lol

Thank you! You can make a flipdot sign the same way as an LED sign. The only part that's hard to do is the flipdot slide transition animation. Based on forum activity, you'd need Adobe Illustrator to do so.

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Thank you! You can make a flipdot sign the same way as an LED sign. The only part that's hard to do is the flipdot slide transition animation. Based on forum activity, you'd need Adobe Illustrator to do so.

I have some other good programs I can use to make the sign do a transition, my other question is, how do you make these signs?

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44 minutes ago, MTABusTransitFanner said:

I have some other good programs I can use to make the sign do a transition, my other question is, how do you make these signs?

I make the necessary fonts on FontStruct (font maker website) and then make everything in paint.NET (get at getpaint.net). I pay close attention to details for accuracy.

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On 4/28/2021 at 2:01 PM, BenTheMiner said:

Welcome to my sign and sign font recreation thread! I've decided to create my own after seeing that there haven't really been any active sign recreation request threads.
As an overenthusiastic sign nerd, I have been studying all types of signs, including rollsign, flipdot, LCD, and LED signs found on both buses and trains, as well as the types of bus signs, and also station signs!
Consequently, I have also learned to recreate many of these signs and fonts, which I will be sharing and also taking requests for.

Current Recreations:
-Luminator Flipdot (no slide transition animation)
-Luminator Horizon LED
-Luminator Titan LED (some fonts missing)
-Hanover Displays LED
-R46 LCD exterior (also known as Luminator)
-R68 rollsign interior
-R160 LED exterior (for exterior K, P, and T routes, characters may be used from the R179)
-R179 LED exterior+interior (exterior K, P, and T route characters available)
-Most station signs

Planned Recreations:
-Redbird/Brightliner rollsign
-R40/R42 rollsign
-R62/A rollsign
-R142 LCD exterior
-R142 LED interior
-R142A LCD exterior
-R142A LED interior
-IRT NTT LED exterior (R142, R188)
-R188 LED interior
-R143 LED exterior+interior
-R160 LED interior

My extensive collection of MTA bus and subway signs (bus signs are currently not being updated): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1d9cQ8mAmp78AtavgXt4lAu5ey7Uimp2sEKNHuoY0nQU
Full list of my fonts: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1e4nNlpRJTOTGR7SLSzbmKmvqlEFX2CXbKhJ4B0sxkl0/edit?usp=sharing
Download my fonts on FontStruct: https://fontstruct.com/fontstructors/1466679/bentheminer

If you would like to request any signs or ask for any information about signs, feel free to do so (though I'm not saying I know absolutely everything there is to know about signs). Note that unfortunately, if you are making a sign request, I will be unable to provide you with characters that the MTA does not use (i.e. R160 Y train). You can see which characters I am able and unable to use by looking at my font collection. When making a request, feel free to provide a reference photo if you're requesting a real sign.
If you plan on using any of these signs, I would appreciate it if you gave credit to me, and please do not steal credit! I've been working very hard to be able to make these signs and I'd like at least your gratitude in return.
Also, despite all the fonts I'm making, many are actually incomplete. If you have any sign references that could help me complete these fonts, please post them!

I'll keep trying to check this thread daily!

Here are some examples of my sign recreations:

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I would like a Luminator Flipdot, Horizon and Titan please! I've always wanted my own signs!

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1 hour ago, Transit Enthusiast said:

I would like a Luminator Flipdot, Horizon and Titan please! I've always wanted my own signs!

Sure! Are you asking for the template or are there any specific readings you would like?

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1 hour ago, Transit Enthusiast said:

The templates. Can you make your own signs? You know, like to read the route/destination?

Which size signs would you like?
For Luminator flipdot, there's rear (23X10), side (90X7), and front (112X16).
For Luminator Horizon, there's rear (48X16), side large (120X16), front (140X16), and front large (160X16). (You can also use Flipdot side 90X7 for side small.)
Luminator Titan is the large 200X24 front sign.

Not sure what you're trying to ask, but anyone can make their own signs. 😛

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4 hours ago, BenTheMiner said:

Which size signs would you like?
For Luminator flipdot, there's rear (23X10), side (90X7), and front (112X16).
For Luminator Horizon, there's rear (48X16), side large (120X16), front (140X16), and front large (160X16). (You can also use Flipdot side 90X7 for side small.)
Luminator Titan is the large 200X24 front sign.

Not sure what you're trying to ask, but anyone can make their own signs. 😛

All from the front, and the largest ones! Sorry for the late response.

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12 hours ago, Transit Enthusiast said:

All from the front, and the largest ones! Sorry for the late response.

Sure! My templates use the resolution of the sign multiplied by 10, so a sign of 200X24 would be sized 2000X240. This means each dot fits in a 10X10 area. Just a note!

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1 hour ago, BenTheMiner said:

Sure! My templates use the resolution of the sign multiplied by 10, so a sign of 200X24 would be sized 2000X240. This means each dot fits in a 10X10 area. Just a note!

112X16:
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160X16:
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200X24:
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Thanks! But, can you (I) write on them? They look cool, too!

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1 hour ago, Transit Enthusiast said:

Thanks! But, can you (I) write on them? They look cool, too!

Well, yes! I use my fonts to type onto the dot matrix in a paint program. I had to play around with the font size to make sure it perfectly matched the dots. I've already linked my fonts in my first post, so you can get them there. If you don't want to make the signs yourself, I can make them for you if you make requests.

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3 hours ago, BenTheMiner said:

Well, yes! I use my fonts to type onto the dot matrix in a paint program. I had to play around with the font size to make sure it perfectly matched the dots. I've already linked my fonts in my first post, so you can get them there. If you don't want to make the signs yourself, I can make them for you if you make requests.

Yes, please.

 

For the Flipdot:

 

M1: Harlem-147 St via Madison Av

Bx15: West Harlem-12 Av via 3 Av via 125 St Limited

Q44: Bronx Zoo-W. Farms Sq via Main St Limited

M4: Midtown/32 St-5 Av via Broadway via 5 Av

Q32: Midtown/Penn Station via Roosevelt via 5 Av

 

For the Horizon:

 

B9: Bay Ridge-Shore Road via Avenue M via 60 St

Q6: JFK Airport-N. Boundary Rd via Sutphin Bl via Rockaway Bl

Q8: Jamaica-165 St Term via 101 Av

Q9: Jamaica-165 St Term via Lincoln St via 135 St

Q41: Jamaica-165 St Term via Cross Bay Bl via 109 St via Lindenwood

 

For the Titan:

 

Bx41: Williamsbridge-Gun Hill Rd via Webster Av

Q56: Broadway Jct-Van Sinderen Av via Jamaica Av

QM2: Bay Terrace-Bell Bl via Whitestone Expy via Bayside

Bx24: Country Club via Pelham Bay

Q33: East Elmhurst-Ditmars Bl via 83 St

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1 hour ago, Transit Enthusiast said:

Yes, please.

 

For the Flipdot:

 

M1: Harlem-147 St via Madison Av

Bx15: West Harlem-12 Av via 3 Av via 125 St Limited

Q44: Bronx Zoo-W. Farms Sq via Main St Limited

M4: Midtown/32 St-5 Av via Broadway via 5 Av

Q32: Midtown/Penn Station via Roosevelt via 5 Av

 

For the Horizon:

 

B9: Bay Ridge-Shore Road via Avenue M via 60 St

Q6: JFK Airport-N. Boundary Rd via Sutphin Bl via Rockaway Bl

Q8: Jamaica-165 St Term via 101 Av

Q9: Jamaica-165 St Term via Lincoln St via 135 St

Q41: Jamaica-165 St Term via Cross Bay Bl via 109 St via Lindenwood

 

For the Titan:

 

Bx41: Williamsbridge-Gun Hill Rd via Webster Av

Q56: Broadway Jct-Van Sinderen Av via Jamaica Av

QM2: Bay Terrace-Bell Bl via Whitestone Expy via Bayside

Bx24: Country Club via Pelham Bay

Q33: East Elmhurst-Ditmars Bl via 83 St

Sure, here you go! Took me a while to make all those stages.

Flipdot (as stated previously, I unfortunately have no way to accurately animate the slide transition right now):
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Titan (as stated previously, I unfortunately have not completed the Luminator fonts that have a greater height than 16 so the largest font used will be 9X16):
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1 hour ago, BenTheMiner said:

Sure, here you go! Took me a while to make all those stages.

Flipdot (as stated previously, I unfortunately have no way to accurately animate the slide transition right now):
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Horizon:
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Titan (as stated previously, I unfortunately have not completed the Luminator fonts that have a greater height than 16 so the largest font used will be 9X16):
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Thanks! There's a few more I can think about, but maybe later.

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20 hours ago, Transit Enthusiast said:

How about......:

 

M22: Lower E. Side-FDR Dr and Battery Pk City-Vessey St

M55: South Ferry and 44 St-6 Av

M5, Bx3, Bx11, Bx13, Bx35 & Bx36: Washington Hts-G.W. Bridge

You forgot to specify which type of sign you would like that on. 😛

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1 hour ago, BenTheMiner said:

You forgot to specify which type of sign you would like that on. 😛

And make the M5 and Bx36 Limited, too.

 

I could also correct some signage, too. Make the M5 say:

 

via 6 Av/Broadway via Riverside Dr

or going towards 31st and 6th: via Riverside Dr via 5 Av/Broadway

 

Bx3:

 

towards Riverdale: via University Av via Sedgwick Av

towards Washington Heights: via Sedgwick Av via University Av

 

Bx11:

 

towards West Farms: via 170 St via Claremont Pkwy

towards Washington Heights: via Claremont Pkwy via 170 St

 

Bx13:

 

towards Bronx Terminal Market: via Odgen Av via River Av

towards 3 Av: via Odgen Av via 161 St

towards Washington Heights via Ogden Av

 

Bx35:

 

towards West Farms & Washington Heights: via 167 St

 

Bx36:

 

towards Soundview: via 180 St via White Plains Rd

towards Washington Heights via White Plains Rd via 180 St

 

That would be cool!

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19 hours ago, Transit Enthusiast said:

Bx13:

 

towards Bronx Terminal Market: via Odgen Av via River Av

Do you want this sign to say Bronx Terminal Market or River Av-149 St?

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On 5/3/2021 at 9:18 PM, Transit Enthusiast said:

And make the M5 and Bx36 Limited, too.

 

I could also correct some signage, too. Make the M5 say:

 

via 6 Av/Broadway via Riverside Dr

or going towards 31st and 6th: via Riverside Dr via 5 Av/Broadway

 

Bx3:

 

towards Riverdale: via University Av via Sedgwick Av

towards Washington Heights: via Sedgwick Av via University Av

 

Bx11:

 

towards West Farms: via 170 St via Claremont Pkwy

towards Washington Heights: via Claremont Pkwy via 170 St

 

Bx13:

 

towards Bronx Terminal Market: via Odgen Av via River Av

towards 3 Av: via Odgen Av via 161 St

towards Washington Heights via Ogden Av

 

Bx35:

 

towards West Farms & Washington Heights: via 167 St

 

Bx36:

 

towards Soundview: via 180 St via White Plains Rd

towards Washington Heights via White Plains Rd via 180 St

 

That would be cool!

Also:

 

Bx17: 

 

towards Fordham Plaza: via Prospect Av via Crotona Av

towards Port Morris: via Crotona Av via Prospect Av

 

 

Bx9: 

 

towards Riverdale: via Kingsbridge Rd via Broadway

towards West Farms: via Broadway via Kingsbridge Rd

 

Bx22: 

 

towards Castle Hill: via Fordham Rd via Castle Hill Av

towards Fordham Center & Bedford Park: via Castle Hill Av via Fordham Rd

 

Bx46:

 

towards Prospect/Westchester & Hunts Point: via Longwood Av

 

Bx6:

 

towards Riverside Drive: via Hunts Point Av via 163 St

towards Hunts Point: via 163 St via Hunts Point Av

 

Bx8:

 

towards Williamsbridge: via Williamsbridge Rd via Bronxwood Av

towards Locust Point: via Bronxwood Av via Williamsbridge Rd

 

Bx27:

 

towards Clason Point & Ferry Terminal: via Westchester Av via Soundview Av

towards West Farms Road: via Soundview Av via Westchester Av

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