Why are these signs backwards?
May 1, 2006 12:05 PM Subscribe
Why would someone paint backwards signs onto the side of a building?
posted by cmonkey to society & culture (21 answers total)
In Portland, there's an old mirror image of a Coca-Cola sign
painted onto the side of a building (apologies for the lack of a clear shot; it's always obscured by plants and vehicles). There's an old mirror image of an Oldsmobile sign painted on a building that can be seen from the smoking patio of the Elysian in Seattle.
These don't appear to be sneaky ways of getting drivers to see the signs; they're both clearly quite old, quite intentional, and perfect mirror images of what the sign should be. So what's the explanation? Are there more than these two out there?