The Facebook Sign

In 2012, Facebook moved into their new home in Menlo Park, California, formerly campus of Sun Microsystems. Instead of spending a bunch of money on fabricating new signage, we took the hacker approach and repurposed the sign that already existed.

Sometimes hacking is using what you already have.

This sign came with the building—it just didn't say Facebook yet. Instead of getting a new one, we flipped it over and painted on it.

The back still says the name of a different technology company, one that came before us, left as a reminder that if we fail, someday someone might replace us.

—Excerpt from Facebook's Little Red Book

Work done while employed by Facebook.