31 May 2013
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Signs are emblematic of information that fills the visual landscape subtlety or blatantly. They carry messages that fill the spectrum in their advertisement or celebration. They usually state the obvious and not-so-obvious, but they always warn or placate or entice or persuade or repeat and repeat.
They are cultural icons that are ever-present, and change as the winds of the economy blow eastward or westward. Or they are long-lasting. Or hung for a day’s event.
Sometimes the professionally designed are little competition for a handmade lemonade sign. But to say much in a few chosen words is the ultimate test of signage that fulfills its mission.
With WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge’s theme of The Signs Says, I immediately recall the image that I posted in the Lens section. This sign is an attention seeker, and does its job very well: warning.
Cleverly conceived signs capture many viewers. They covet their duty and responsibility, and foremost are charged to spread their message.
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