Noble Signs is a Brooklyn-based design studio specializing in custom handmade signage and floor-to-ceiling brand and storefront design.

Founded by David Barnett and Mac Pohanka in 2013 out of an appreciation for the vanishing classic signage of New York City, Noble represents a new approach to a traditional craft. Fusing art, contemporary design, and technology with time-honored techniques— including hand-painting, gold leaf, and neon— Noble bridges the heritage of the art form with a thorough understanding of today's realities.

Noble Signs offers design, signage, and branding with a grasp on real businesses with local needs. Combined experience in publishing, illustration, fabrication, publicity, fashion, film, and art allows the Noble team to offer a hands-on, floor-to-ceiling approach that has yielded results for numerous businesses across Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and beyond.

Noble brings a uniquely artistic and customized experience for their clients, and takes genuine pride in great design and high quality work.


Selected Client List

  • BMW/Mini Group

  • New York Aquarium

  • Mucca Design

  • Opening Ceremony

  • Alamo Drafthouse

  • Art Students League

  • The Connell Company

  • Black Seed Bagels

  • Afropunk

  • Freehand Hotels

  • Queens Comfort

  • The Pickle Guys

  • Bed Bath & Beyond

  • Chanel Japan

  • Lawrence Wiener

  • The Durst Organization

  • Pentagram

  • Blue Marble Ice Cream

  • Marlow & Sons

  • The Smile NYC