"QUANTUM SHOT" #368
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Strange (and ineffective) warning signs
You would think that sign designers should pay special attention to warning signs. After all, there is some danger present and they want us to avoid it. But no. Some warning signs are even more confusing and weird than others - which might give you some advantage if you'd want to sue the big guys for whatever bad thing happened to you.
(image credit: Bill Adler)
Very emphatic "Watch for Children" sign:
(image credit: Lesya)
This actually was supposed to say: "Pay special attention to the road"... which would be kind of hard to do:
(photo by Idioteka)
This is what an effective warning looks like:
(image credit: David Jackett)
No go! -
(image credit: orsm.net)
We really mean "Yield" this time! -
Sometimes "yielding" can be complicated:
(image credit: brixton)
(image credit: James G. Caddell)
and a program for this church:
(image credit: Erika Rothenberg)
(photo by Jason Klass)
Another (religious) expression:
(image credit: Dan Brady)
(image credit: ljlogsdon2)
This warning "railway crossing" set-up is a real traffic stopper:
We sense some bitterness here -
(image credit: weddings.sc)
"Trespassers will be..." what?
(image credit: Jezzabelle)
This probably belongs on the Photoshop street:
The following sign says "Emergency Exit" in Russian. Problem is, the door is only big enough for mice and hamsters:
Hotel Evacuation Plan - very simple:
Another Russian text says:
"Instructions and technical manual are inside"
(gotta climb in and find out - only there is no entry)
"Welcome to the New Millennium!" above the door -
Another "Welcome!" masterpiece -
(image credit: yakutsk-photo.ru)
This sign says: "Spit only beyond this border!"
(I do not think I want to come into this pool)
Signs vs. Animals:
(image credit: The Cannons)
(image credit: Serena A. Thaw)
Some of them aren't exactly signs, but a spontaneous urban graffiti. Either way, sometimes these are simply hilarious:
Anti-Fascist Organization in Bratislava has very good connections:
(photos by Lena Afanasieva)
(photos by Lena Afanasieva)
Traditional WC section
(image credit: Kevin Hutchinson)
"take a good aim" -
Other weird occasions
Somebody probably waited for a looong time:
(image credit: Clive Grimshaw)
Elevator warning sign in Sweden: seems to be a very sensible advice -
(image credit: decovo)
Here is a real college-kid creativity:
(photograph torn off? no problem!)
This must be unintentional:
Popcorn from the former Soviet Georgia:
Bug-Eyed... Musicians -
(image credit: cnanavati)
Sometimes even the ground around the church is holy:
(photo by Prirodoved)
Simple plan to follow:
(image credit: Reuben Miller)
"Anguished English" used for signs in various countries:
(image credit: Donny Rosenthal)
(image credit: Chris Mitchell)
Jon Dunbar sent us a few Engrish moments:
(images credit: Jon Dunbar)
Chilled Beer, probably -
(image credit: Vijay Kate)
Mysterious Signs Section
I hesitate to even guess what these drawings might mean:
(image credit: Timo Arnall)
Send us the strange, the cool and the incomprehensible signs that you encountered in your travels!
Sources: Idioteka, Exler, Karaul
All images are by permission of original owners, when known. Please let us know the info for uncredited images.
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