This is the project that led to The New York Times publishing “[Killermann is] perfectly O.K. with being known as the toilet sign guy.”
Damn right I am, New York Times! Nothing would make me happier.
You can read all about how this sign came to be on It’s Pronounced Metrosexual, and I won’t repeat myself here. What I’ll say instead are a few things that I don’t think I’ve written:
- I’m still floored every time I see this sign in public. And I see it on a regular basis – in restaurants, airports, schools, everywhere. It makes me so happy.
- As a self-taught graphic designer (with no degrees or formal education whatsoever), I’m more proud of this doodle than pretty much anything else I’ve done. I never thought something so seemingly-boring could be such a regular source of personal excitement.
- If you ever see my toilet in the wild and think “Hey, that’s Sam’s toilet. Neat.”, I will know (on some level) and my heart will smile.
Some of My Fav Stats
Calculated using a mix of methods (and generally underrepresented due to limitations), here's what All Gender Restroom Sign looks like by the numbers:
|Potential sightings in Austin-Bergstrom International Airport alone