Thursday, January 23, 2014

All the signs

On the Seattle waterfront - Washington

Lately I've been struck by all the signs I see out in the world. Remember the 1970's song that went, "Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign?"

In Santa Cruz - California

Most of the signs I've come across are "No" signs - ones that tell you what NOT to do: no parking, no trespassing, no stopping. Depending on where you live, you may see "No" signs in more than one language.

In the Salinas Valley - California

Oftentimes a "No" sign conveys it's message with images. Some images are simple.

In the Oakland hills - California

Some are more complex.

On the Seattle waterfront - Washington

Perhaps more interesting are the signs that tell you what you MUST do.

In the Oakland hills - California

This simple, yet creative, one is my favorite.

In the Oakland hills - California

It communicates it's message well. :)

Seen any interesting signs lately?


  1. Signs are interessting all over the world and not always that clear. Sometimes you see a funny grafic and can't read the language, so guess.

  2. Here they have signs I have never seen anywhere else - and I don't understand.


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