The billboard is a ubiquitous figure in the built environment. More than 450,000 billboards are currently maintained in the US, which annually generate about 10,000 tons of billboard fabric waste. It is not economically feasible to recycle the PVC-polyester composite fabric, so the vast majority of the waste is sent to landfills.
The Decorated Shade is assembled from repurposed billboard vinyl fabric. Overall design of the piece responds to available color blocks from a single billboard, and design continues throughout the making process as specific swatches are chosen.
Please contact me or visit my design practice website for more information about ordering a custom Decorated Shade or billboard bag: