Before I set up PYD, I worked as a primary school teacher, so when I see my work installed in schools, it has extra special meaning. These Literary Worlds signposts combine my love of reclaiming wood with my love of reading and have proven to be my most popular schools-based product.

You can let your children's imaginations run wild as they choose 11 of their favourite fantasy destinations or simply go for a "lucky dip" approach and allow me to choose for you!

These beautiful, bespoke signposts can be wall-hung or freestanding and look fantastic both in and out of the classroom.

If you would like to commission one of my signs for your school, please don't hesitate to contact me.


I had a vision for some natural-looking signs to enhance our outdoor learning environment and Philippa took them to a new level. She listened to my ideas but then elevated them to create high impact focal points which help to zone our provision which visitors to the school admire and enquire about. I would heartily recommend PYD to anyone!

S. Cronin, EYFS Senior Manager

Philippa Yates is an amazingly talented artist, who has a flair for making pieces of artwork that  excite and engage children's imagination. 

Phillippa custom made a signpost from reclaimed wood for our library, unique to our school, which featured all of our children's favourite books and imaginary worlds.  So many visitors have commented on our library demonstrating the high profile of reading in our school, with particular reference to our signpost which directs children to their next reading adventure. 

Thank you Philippa!

G. Bailey, Executive Headteacher