50 Times People Spotted Such Genius Signs, They Just Had To Document Them
Do you believe in signs? They’re everywhere! Keep your eyes and your mind wide open, and I promise, you will find some incredible, perhaps even life-changing, signs.
No, I’m not talking about signs from the universe. I’m talking about literal signs. From street signs to emergency exit signs to signs that will teach you about sign language, we’ve gathered some of the most brilliant, hilarious and wholesome signs from around the world down below.
Be sure to upvote all of your favorite signs, and let us know in the comments what the most significant sign you’ve ever seen was. Keep reading to also find an interview we were lucky enough to receive from Tim Harrelson, CEO of The Sign Chef. Then, if you’re interested in checking out even more signs that might teach you something new, you can find Bored Panda’s last list celebrating signs right here. It’s a good sign that you clicked on this article, I can just feel it!
This Sign Is Outside My Local Church, Think It's A Good Day To Share It
Signs are an unavoidable part of our lives. We need them to get from one place to another when driving in the car, to advertise events and information, to learn the daily specials at our favorite restaurant, to know whether to push or pull a door to avoid making a fool of ourselves and to know if our car will get towed for parking in that spot that looks suspiciously available. Signs are all around us. And while most of them look similar to one another, sometimes they are made by great designers who ensure that they stand out and get their point across in the most effective way.
To learn more about the importance of great signage, we reached out to Tim Harrelson, CEO of the South Carolina based company The Sign Chef. “Between the physical world and the online world, the competition for attention is at an all time high,” Tim told Bored Panda. “Simultaneously, attention spans seem to be at an all time low. Our senses are constantly being bombarded! Moving forward, organizations need to be strategic in how the content is displayed on their signs.”
Sign At The Local Veterinary Hospital
Sign Outside A Dallas Comic Book Shop This Morning
We also asked Tim how the process of designing signs works for him and his company. “Most graphic designers start with the size of the sign - then the lettering & graphics are added. Think backwards," he explained. "A more strategic approach can be taken by having the design reverse engineered for maximum impact. This design strategy starts with the viewing distance. How far away does your target audience need to be able to read the sign?”
“Once the distance is measured, a Letter Sizing Calculator can be used to scientifically determine the very best letter sizes,” Tim continued. “As an example, what is the best letter size if the viewing distance is 110 feet? When you type 110 feet into the calculator, you’ll instantly see 22 inches is recommended for maximum impact - easy.”
I Adopted 2 Miles Of The Pacific Coast Highway Last Year. I’ve Gone Out Almost Every Day And I’ve Picked Up Over 100 Bags Worth Of Trash
Today my adoption signs were finally installed
This Brewery Has A Sign In The Bathroom That Offers A Backup Plan In Case Your Date Isn't Going So Well
We also asked Tim what the most important factors to consider are when designing a sign. “The legibility of the message is the single most important factor. Of equal importance is the message itself. What is the core message people need to grasp in an instant?”
My Uber Driver Offered A Conversation “Menu” For His Ride
Local Starbucks Does 'Sign Of The Week' For Sign Language
Next, we asked Tim if he’s ever been able to create any particularly exciting or special signs. “We recently created the World’s Largest Dibond Sign Display for Mahopac High School in New York,” he shared with pride. In his email, Tim attached a photo of the impressive sign that looks easily over 15 feet tall, featuring the school’s logo of a massive M with an arrow across it. He also shared a beautiful retro, flashing neon sign to go on Route 66 advertising Eufloria dispensary in Oklahoma.
This New Zealand Remembrance Plaque In Flanders
If you’re in need of a beautiful sign, be sure to check out The Sign Chef’s website right here. They are experts are creating anything from yard signs to neon signs, so they can certainly make you something that would be worthy of a spot on this list!
My Favorite Bookstore Has A Cat. They Now Have A Sign For The Cat
In My Hometown, There Is A Skate Shop Next To A Butcher, They Made A Single Sign. Steak On One Side, Skate On The Other (Nantes, France)
We hope you’re enjoying these clever and fascinating signs from around the world. If you’re a graphic designer, perhaps you’re even gaining some inspiration! Keep upvoting your favorite signs, and then let us know in the comments if you’ve ever seen a sign that really stuck with you. Then if your appetite for signs still isn’t satiated after finishing this list, you can find our last article on the same topic right here.
At Oakland Zoo They Have Signs So Their Wolves Wouldn't Get Scared
The Bathroom At My Doctor's Office Has A Discreet Way For Victims Of Abuse, Violence, Or Human Trafficking To Get Help
Police In Chester Vermont Have A Special Speed Limit Sign For Christmas. Legend Has It If You Go 69 MpH It Says Both 'Naughty' And 'Nice'
All My Old Casting Spots Have No Trespassing Signs, So This Was A Breath Of Fresh Air
I Got A Warning For Leaving My Laptop Unattended In The Library
This Sign Explains Why Feeding Ducks Bread Isn't A Good Idea
In What Might Be The Oldest Known “Beware Of Dog” Sign
This is an amazingly preserved tile mosaic from Pompeii which features an image of a dog and the words “cave canem” which loosely translates to “caveat” (beware) and “canine” (dog).
The Local Blood Bank Have These Signs To Show How Much Blood They Have
Anti-Pollution Sign By A Lake In Evergreen, Colorado
Today I Stopped In Woodville, New Zealand. They Have A Sign Pointing To All The Other Woodville's And Their Distance
Michael Pederson Installs Miniature Signs In Unassuming Locations, The Recent One Tracks The Lifespan Of A Solitary Weed Poking Through A Sidewalk Crack
A tiny wooden ladder leans against a sign that marks the number of days the plant has been growing.