What is the font used on some of the older signage at SFO? Here is a cropped/straightened example, and the sign with a bit more context. [more inside]
I saw this remarkably borked road sign and got mildly curious for the nth time in my life about the process by which road signs get made, start to finish. What's the modern Big Green Road Sign production process, how has it changed over the years, and what, exactly, is the likeliest explanation for this particular fuckup? [more inside]
Quirky places for an ephemera and sign-loving graphic designer visiting Edinburgh, Yorkshire, London, Paris, Barcelona, and Stuttgart? [more inside]
I am doing a major re-haul of the 8x11 tattered paper signage in my public library that indicates where things are in my library. For example, the shelves in the 500's with books on biology, astronomy, and general science are labeled, un-surprisingly, "science"; I'm thinking about changing that one to "Life, the Universe, and Everything." Are there better ideas out there? [more inside]
On New York City building sites, why does the Spanish signage say "No tiene que dar su nombre" instead of using the Spanish adverb for "anonymously"? [more inside]
I've seen these since I was young and always wondered what they are. Example 1. Example 2 and another angle. The pictures are from Google and aren't the best, but you can see what I mean. [more inside]
I took this picture of a sign/window over a building doorway in Goettingen , Germany. Does anyone know what it's supposed to represent or what the symbols stand for? Is it Hebrew?
I live off Interstate 95 in Massachusetts, and if I want to go north, the sign indicates 95N Portsmouth, NH, and if I want to go south, the sign says 95S Providence, RI. How are these seemingly random cities chosen? [more inside]
What can you tell me about those red signs that say Thank You For Shopping Here Your Business Is Appreciated? [more inside]
San Diego research question: I need a photo of a street sign for a residential street as it appeared in the late 1950s and/or early-to-mid 1960s. I am working on an illustration and I want to use the sign as part of the composition. [more inside]
What's the story on roadside poetry in the Philippines? [more inside]
Does photography and reproduction of a publicly displayed sign fall under fair use? [more inside]
Family doctor seeks friendly entrance sign. What design elements will help convey skill, warmth, professionalism and reassurance? [more inside]
Engineers, construction workers, and lawyers: How can I find out what the specific site safety requirements and statutes are for an under-construction commercial urban development site? Specifically, I'm looking to find out more about site-safety requirements in the city of St. Louis, Mo. [more inside]
Can any Mefites recommend a reliable sign company in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area? I need to have vinyl lettering (or whatever the sign-person recommends) installed on a plate-glass, storefront window. I would love for the sign to be Dallas City Code-compliant.
Vintage Stores with Permanently Inlaid Sidewalk Logos? [more inside]
Question about yard signs (not of a political scope). The house across from mine went into foreclosure a while back. A few days ago a for sale sign went up. Now it is a billboard. [more inside]
Why do many American and Canadian towns list population numbers as you enter them, e.g. Welcome to Anytown, Population: 3,414 [more inside]
I'm asking on behalf of a friend who wants to print up some more materials for her salon, but hasn't had any luck finding the same font used for the sign. Any ideas? Already tried identifont.com without success. The sign in question is here.
Whats the best solution for displaying text and/or rss feed crawls, etc on a TV via a wired or wireless network connection? [more inside]
What happens to letters from demolished buildings? What happens to old lettering on commercial buildings in general? Of course, the real question is, can I get my hands on them? [more inside]
What do these particular signs mean? [more inside]
Why do (most?) American gas stations use physical, numerical signage that require manual adjustment when prices change? Wouldn't electronic signage make life easier and maybe more profitable? Is there some regulation that requires non-electronic signage?
Some people on the media platform took photos or video of me and the sign I was holding at D.C. on Saturday in the Ellipse. Where can I look for this picture/video? [more inside]
I would like to obtain one of those auto-mechanical flip-flip-flip-flip train schedule signs (or leader boards). [more inside]
I do marketing for a company that manufactures and installs windows/doors/gates in Uganda (East Africa). I want to create signage to put up at construction sites to advertise that the windows (etc) are by us. Problem: as opposed to the north american constructions sites i am familiar with, site hoardings (the barrier around the site) are usually corrugated metal sheets instead of the flat, nailable/gluable wood we use at home, and lawn-type areas around construction sites are non-existent, so you can't just stick something into the ground. SO.. how to display the sign? [more inside]
While in St. Martin years ago, there were roadsigns that featured an exclmation point inside of a diamond shaped sign (?) or triangle (?). I often saw it on backroads and areas where there seemed to be no reason for concern. What does this sign mean, what is it called and where can I find images of it?