Welcome to the website of Martin Treu

With the release of Martin’s new book, Signs, Streets, and Storefronts, we’re just beginning to gather reviews from a variety of sources, some of which are below. But more are certainly on the way — so please check back soon!

WBEZ’s daily talk show Reset

Marty recently joined Sasha-Ann Simons from WBEZ’s daily talk show Reset to discuss a new Chicago ordinance which creates protections for some of the city’s most iconic and historic signs and murals. Listen to Sasha’s 35-minute interview with Marty here, and learn more about the history of these signs, their importance in the urban landscape, and the process of restoring them.


The Architect’s Newspaper

Here is a piece that Marty recently wrote for The Architect’s Newspaper.


The Municipal Design Review Network

Signs, Streets and Storefronts was recently featured by John Hedrick of MDRN (The Municipal Design Review Network) in their online newsletter — read the article on Mr. Hedrick’s blog here.