signs of confusion

11.20.2014
Mark Minelli
 

Perhaps because we spend so much time wrangling simplicity and elegance from complex communication issues, I am curiously drawn to bad/unintentionally funny signage. Here are a few from recent travels…

Alaska

bear sign

National Park trail sign regarding bears at hanging glacier. It seems to me that starting to fight back once you are being eaten might be too late. What am I, wolverine?

Jerusalem

holy stairs

Why take the regular exit when you can take the holy stairs? Sorry, no sacred escalator.

Southern Israel

nofall

Aside from the curiously descriptive icon, this sign was placed over the precipice so you had to lean over the edge of the abyss to read the sign.