Design and Visual Communications
Experiential Sign Design, Wayfinding & Graphic Design

Dinkytown Signage Enters Production Phase

By Richard Lang

Working with a Minnesota Vikings and a Marcy Holmes Neighborhood grant, Visual Communications is pleased to report that the Mississippi River Trail (MRT) task force has selected a final design for identity and wayfinding signage for the Dinkytown Greenway.Dinkytown Final Sign DesignThe Greenway will connect Dinkytown, Stadium Village, Prospect Park, Como,  and the University of Minnesota neighborhoods on the east bank of the Mississippi River with the new Vikings Stadium and the Cedar Riverside neighborhood located on the west bank of the river near downtown Minneapolis.

Included in the signage program will be up to four kiosk signs which will include area and adjoining landmarks and pathways connectiong neighborhoods. In addition, there will be key gateway signs and banners providing direction to popular business areas and Bridge 9, the historic railroad connecting bridge over the Mississippi River.

Three options were designed by Visual Communications each including Gateway, Kiosk, and Banner Signtypes.

In addition, Visual Communications plotted the locations of over 50 directional signs in surrounding neighborhoods – these signs will be part of the Minneapolis Bicycle Standards and will be provided by the City of Minneapolis.

Dinkytown Sign Locations _300Visual Communications, Inc. provides environmental signage and wayfinding design solutions for hospitals, city governments, educational facilities and office campuses as well as all other sorts of public areas. We focus on guiding vehicular and pedestrian traffic with simple signage that gets the point across in the easiest fashion possible while contributing to the overall look and feel of the locale.

Our team has left our professional “mark” on a broad assortment of businesses & organizations in the Twin Cities and Upper Midwest. To obtain information on VCI and our projects, visit or call (651) 644-4494. Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Twitter.


Richard Lang Principal at Visual Communications, Inc.

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