How this secret sign-maker is making Prestonians smile

Posted on - 5th September, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston Docks, Preston News
A sign by the Docks Pic: @vews_one
A sign by the Docks Pic: @vews_one

A secret sign-maker has popped up in Preston.


The mystery maker goes by the name @vews_one on Instagram. Their bio simply states: “To Get Your Attention Makes Me Smile.”

The Instagram account started posting eight weeks ago. Since then photos of signs around Preston have been regularly shared. The signs range from funny to cute, and include some inspirational sayings.

The latest post shows a sign hanging from a speed camera near the junction of Blackpool Road and Tulketh Road.

The sign hanging on a speed camera near Haslam Park Pic: @vews_one
The sign hanging on a speed camera Pic: @vews_one
Pic: @vews_one
Pic: @vews_one

While the undercover creative refused to reveal their identity when asked, they did share an insight into their work.

They said: “It’s just to make people smile. I’ll paint anything – tiles, wood, glass, anything that can be taken down so it’s non-destructive and doesn’t ruin anyone’s property. I’ve been looking around for discarded wood to use.”

To see more, follow @vews_one on Instagram.

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What do you think of the secret sign-maker? Let us know in the comments below.

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