Our Mission

Our mission is to provide colleges, villages, and community groups throughout the country with Cornerstone Kiosks. Encouraging participatory planning, we will work together with our clients to create a friendlier streetscape that improves the quality of life by enhancing the charm and character of the area. We will devote our efforts toward creating a product which contributes to enlightened pedestrian-centered neighborhoods that create a sense of place, elevate the community, and make good economic sense. Great South Bay Signs is committed to producing a socially responsible product that will not overlook the need for quality, for place-making, and for beauty.

Lastly, our mission is to offer the Cornerstone Kiosk as a substantial revenue source for those colleges, villages, and community groups looking for ways to fund their many worthy projects.

With a Sense of History

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“What is a kiosk anyway?”…
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Starting in the 1870’s in Paris, the poster became the predominate means of mass communication on the street. The ability to combine word and image in a powerful format quickly ushered in the age of advertising. The streets of Paris, Berlin, Milan, and London were flooded with art posters by such renowned artists as Lautrec, Mucha, and Cheret. In 1914, France instituted a national kiosk system to establish a standard poster size and to designate places where posters could be placed. Since then, the term “kiosk” has come to mean “a public structure where one could obtain information.” Much like a “Village Crier” that shouts out the news on a busy street corner, one of the kiosk’s main duties is to get your attention and impart information. The Cornerstone Kiosk was designed to combine traditional function with the style and romance associated with the kiosks of Paris and the familiar charm and character of the old telephone booths of London.

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Architecturally Compelling
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Commanding attention while at the same time blending architecturally with American tradition, the Cornerstone Kiosk proves to be an alluring beacon. With heavy crown molding and stately lines, its carefully proportioned design gives it and understated grandeur. What better showcase for important information, revenue producing advertisements, or artistic graphics carefully positioned for maximum exposure. Communities seeking to burnish their image with a “Village Identity Program” can benefit from the high profile that the Cornerstone Kiosk provides.