Tag Archives: Signs

Signs in the Wild – Death Society Meeting and Dancing Unit

Often, I find signs interesting, amusing or occasionally useful or just aesthetically curious or intriguing. Here are some, i have others. These are from Sri Lanka.

Collection: Hitchhiking signs (variety, Japan)

Hitch-hiking signs from travels in Japan, 1993, created by copying street signs and maps, and drawn with crayon and marker in a school notebook or various papers (from 100 yen store).

Hitch-hiking signs, Japan: Kochi (ken/prefecture) with
Hitch-hiking signs, Japan: Kochi (ken/prefecture) with “O Kudsai” (humbly please)
Hitch-hiking signs, Japan: Kansai, Onegaishimasu (please-is)
Hitch-hiking signs, Japan: Kansai, with “Onegaishimasu” (humbly please)

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Collection: Hitch-hiking signs (variety, Europe)

Surviving artifacts from hitch-hiking around Germany and Netherlands, 1992, assembled and documented (there were many more). Annotations seem unnecessary but added nevertheless.

Hitch-hiking to Holland
Hitch-hiking to Holland (note: adding “bitte” German for please, adds a nice touch, as does the peace sign – obviously a school notebook with crayon
Heading to Landau, Germany
Heading to Landau, Germany (en route to Rhodt unter Reitburg) – again school notebook with crayon and peace sign

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Collection: Hitch-hiking signs (variety, North America)

Surviving artifacts from various hitch-hiking journeys around USA/ Canada, circa 1989-1994. Annotations as recollected. Note: many more of these signs existed but are lost to the world as ephemeral creations.

Take us to the White House - used from South Carolina northwards toward Rhode Island, Oct. 1990 (bad idea)
Take us to the White House – used from South Carolina northwards toward Rhode Island, Oct. 1990 (bad idea)
Heading to Salt Lake City from points unknown (possibly after Escalante Canyon flash flood hiking trip, 1988-9?)
Heading to Salt Lake City from points unknown (possibly after Escalante Canyon flash flood hiking trip, 1988-9?)

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Sign in the Wild – Reformatory Honor Work Camp

Important – some somewhat instructional – signs, scattered in various places in Colorado, 2015

Signs in the Wild – You and me against the world

Not all prophets write on the subway cars…
Some of these notes are truth – indeed not all #prophets write on the subway cars, some choose cardboard or other substrates yet the medium & message are equally compelling the message is the medium.

Handcrafted directional advisements

Handcrafted design inspiration – simple, clear, colourful.

frozen turnip greens…

Just doing a bit of shopping for CanadaDay

Critics slam Olympic bylaws via Westender

[stale link, no archive]
 

The Act gives Olympic security officers the right to enter private residences with 24 hours’ notice to remove or cover up signs that the City of Vancouver classifies as “ambush marketing and graffiti.”

Under current provisions of the Vancouver Charter, it would take the City 30 days or more to remove such signage, but the new Act would allow the City to stop the unauthorized distribution of flyers and display of commercial signs immediately.

While the City distributed a media release on October 20 stating that “there is a misperception that free speech during the Olympics is at risk” and that the City is “not focused on anti-Olympic signs,” Olympic critics Chris Shaw and Alissa Westergard-Thorpe will continue with their lawsuit against the City of Vancouver for infringing on Charter rights to free speech, which they launched with the BC Civil Liberties Association earlier this month.

 

More Fun with Generators

Endless enjoyment with these useful web tools to create otherwise useless made-up-ness:


inspired in part by Bong’s Lounge in Portland as photo’ged by Cosmo


yup, i like piglets


reminds me of Olympia’s Capitol Theater marquee which fell down recently (i blame Brokeback)