Friday, August 24, 2012

Another Lighter Side of Signage and Art

Okay all,

I've gotten your letters and emails and bow to your wishes.  Here is another Lighter Side of Signage, with a little bit of freaky art thrown in for good measure.  Enjoy!!!


The ever popular "Don't Let Your Dog Poop Here" Signs.  Two I saw in our last few days of Antwerp.  You have to admit this first one is colorful!

 And this simple one says if your dog poops here, you'll have a €60 penalty.  Hmmm...what if he does his business OUTSIDE the box? 

What were they thinking when they named this store?  Sucx?  Seriously?  Can you just hear the lame jokes heading their way?

This trio of signs I found in Brussels, Belgium.  Click on them to read better.  I must admit, I was a bit shocked.  Then I laughed like a loon!

This one sat outside an Amusement park we visited.  I had to ask what it meant and a local said it pointed out a parking lot where people were dropped off to carpool.  Thus a kiss goodby and a ride to work.  Kiss and Ride.  LOL

Not signage, per say, but it is trying to tell us something.  Art or fun or whatever, this stork is NOT having a good day!

And this last sign is a doozy.  Sitting right on the main street in Antwerp, Belgium, it tells you all the things you CAN'T do in the city.  A little disturbing to the tourists, but at least they're honest about all the rules and such!  LOL  Click to make bigger.
Okay.  Now that you've seen it, I can tell you the truth.  It's not real signage, but art.  Seriously.  It's supposed to show us how much of a NO society our world has become.  You can't do this, you can't do that.  IMHO, it is one of the few weird arts that hits its target.  LOL  It sure makes everyone stop and take a second look!

Hope you enjoyed this installment of weird signs and art.  I'll have more in a few weeks or sooner if you all whine again.  *grin*  I love it.  Makes me enjoy my job all the more!

Until Monday!

Hugs,

CJ England
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8 comments:

Suzanne said...

I enjoyed your signage. Very cool! I loved the last one as art.

Phylis said...

Interesting art. I was thinking, how does anyone water ski down a street? lol Now I know the gist of the art! There are a lot of no's now a day. I think our politicians should have some no's thrown at them.

ilona said...

Great signs. That last one reminds me of the Ocean Way roundabout here in Cardiff: http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardandgill/sets/72157594154023208/ It too is art made of road signs :D

CJ England said...

Thanks, Suzanne, I'm glad you're enjoying them!

CJ England said...

I agree, Phylis. But then again, they'd probably pass a law forbidding it. LOL

CJ England said...

Those are great, Ilona. Really colorful and vibrant. I'd never be able to do the roundabout I'd be gawking so badly. LOL

Ray said...

http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/f/five_man_electrical_band/signs.html

CHORUS:
Signs, Signs, Everywhere there's signs.
Blocking out the scenery. Breaking my mind.
Do this! Don't do that! Can't you read the signs?

In the No photo the second on on the top left either said no loving or no heart surgery and I think the bottom one says no eating ice cream from a cone.

I saw a news photo about directional signs on a street in Tacoma WA. To get to a certain highway there was an up arrow, a down arrow, a left arrow and a right arrow. Almost looked like the city was saying, if you don't know how to get there go home.

CJ England said...

LOL. Love it, Ray! Isn't there a bumper sticker like that? Don't Bother To Ask for Directions...Just Go Home!!!