50 Clever And Funny Signs
Some people are looking for a sign from God, others from the financial market. But what if I told you that a local pub or a fencing academy can put up one that's just as memorable?
Bored Panda collected a list of the funniest signs to start off the week right, and believe me when I say it, they will show you that people are really creative when it comes to getting their message across.
Of course, we also included a few unfortunate attempts to balance things out. Enjoy!
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Sign Posted Outside A Fencing Academy
A Sign That Gets My Full Support
These signs definitely have a lot of personality. And it's precisely what people and businesses want from them. Sick and tired of chain culture slowly making all streets look the same, many city shops are returning to handpainted signs.
Adrian Geach, who has been a signwriter since 1980, told Bored Panda that, "a good sign should be eye-catching, easy to understand and not too wordy with enough negative space around the text or logo, and have a good color scheme."
Geach lives in Wales but can take his brushes anywhere to work on a project. He left school at 16 to undertake a five-year signwriting apprenticeship and said he was lucky enough to be taught by three master craftsmen steeped in the skills of a brush and a pot of paint.
After learning the trade, Geach set up a sign makers business specializing in exhibition and display graphics and embraced the new vinyl and large format technology that was just coming to the fore.
I Thought It Was Weird Someone Put Tape Over The Sign
First time my wife saw a Belted Galloway, it was from a distance and she asked me, "Why do you think they wrapped that cow in a bandage?"
Adrian has been successfully involved in all areas of signage and graphics for decades but not that long ago, he went back to his roots and now concentrates on traditional signwriting.
With the current resurgence of interest in signwriting and hand-rendered work, he utilizes his skills to offer clients a more personal, unique, environmentally friendly, and organic signage solution using old-fashioned materials and techniques.
"A sign might only be looked at for a few seconds so it needs to leave an impression within this time frame, hence the less is more approach," he said.
This Sign On A Beach In Lithuania
Shop Sign In Kyoto, Japan
"There are many factors to take into account when designing a sign but the most important thing is to make sure it doesn't get lost in its surroundings," Geach revealed.
"A bad sign is too much lettering, not enough space around or in-between text and logos, and bad color choices."
Los Angeles Ice Cream Truck Owner Is Tired Of Social Media Influencers Trying To Get Free Ice Cream For Mentions
"We’ve decided to make this thing official with signage. We truly don’t care if you’re an Influencer, or how many followers you have. We will never give you a free ice cream in exchange for a post on your social media page. It’s literally a $4 item... Well now it’s $8 for you."
This Wet Floor Sign At The Toronto Aquarium
But signwriting can even be risky! "You use all your senses … not losing your balance while keeping a steady hand," Manuel Griñón Montes of Pincel Signs and Murals said. "I once had a passer-by threaten to kick my ladder while I was 3.5m (over 11 feet) high."
Luckily for us, nothing is stopping these skilled and witty creatives!
Let's Not Ruin It By Calling Out Colors Or Sides. Just Enjoy The Sign For What It Says
This Sign In Front Of A Bunch Of Venus Flytrap
All Or Nothing! A Sign From A Local Business
Housemate Put This Sign On Our Door After Amazon Repeatedly Posted "Sorry We Missed You" Cards Whilst We Were Home
This Sign I Found At A Local Movie Theater
This Sign At The Entrance To My In-Laws Retirement Community
Sign In A Taxi Cab
That’s a full car of physical and emotional baggage
A Few Days Ago A Car Drove Through An Arby's. This Was Their Sign Today
This Sign Outside A Local Pub
Friend Saw This On Her Walk This Morning
The Sign At The Pizza Place I Go To
This Sign At A Local Vet
To be fair, we should not insult dinosaurs. Dinosaurs were destroyed by an outside factor. It is only humans who allow their stupidity and recklessness to be the cause of their own demise. We are our own comet.
Just Doing What The Sign Says
I Work At A Vet Clinic And One Of My Coworkers Put This Up On The Wall
These Guys Sit At This Table Every Morning. The Restaurant Owners Made This Sign To Claim The Table For Them
Sign At A Local Park
Utah Has Its Issues, But It’s Traffic Signs Are Top Notch
This Corn Maze Sign
And the spirits of the less than one-thirds who were left behind became a CORNmunity and swore an oat to always help CORNfused people find their way...I'll leave now
A Sign Outside An Off Strip Casino In Las Vegas
As Long As We're Posting Signs
This Relatable Sign In Ireland
Of course, I've seen this same sign since the 1960s -- every single generation gets fed up with know it all teenagers . . . and those know it all teenagers grow up to be people fed up with know it all teenagers. It's the circle of life.
I’ve Never Seen A Hotel Pool Sign So Blunt Before
Honestly, it's just quite disgusting that they needed this sign to begin with.
Sign At A Local Coffee Shop
Great View With A Fitting Name At The Grand Canyon
One Cardboard Sign To Rule Them All
Sign Posted At A Community Ball Field
'Well if he doesn't practice now, he won't get a college scholarship,' screamed Mrs Tanner.
Local Doughnut Shop Has Some Jokes
This Sign Cracks Me Up
The Sign Outside My Local Coffee Shop
We Were Cleaning Up Our Rental Vacation Home And Found Someone Had Left This Sign In Our Bathroom
It’s My First Time Seeing A Funny Sign Like This
Wonder What The Story Behind This Is
The Accuracy. Fuming
And getting a hair in your mask is a new kind of hell.
This Sign In An Antique Store
I've had a few garage sales. If it's priced for a quarter, they will still try to get it for a dime. It never stops.
The LED Sign Outside My School Today
Sign My Dad Has Up At His House
This Local Tattoo Studio Has A Sign At The Reception Counter
This Sign Has Been Stolen Too Many Times I Guess
There's a street sign I've always been tempted to take in the area where I used to deliver parcels. It was a street sign for the intersection of Cherry & Beaver.
My Dad Was Responsible For Our Neighbourhood Sign This Week, A Series
Went To Museum And They Had A Working Piano They Had This Sign
Always Look Forward To A New Sign From Them
Saw This Sign While Out Working
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