Public signs that make you smile

Last updated on January 30th, 2023 at 05:27 pm

Public signs are mostly straightforward. They often have a critical role to warn people to avoid a dangerous situations. Those signs have to send a clear message so that people understand what it means right away.

The illustration of an electrically-shocked man creates an alert that makes you never want to get closer. The warning sign at power plants vary in different places, but the electrically-shocked man is almost always there. It’s just the visual makes the point well.

Caution sign at power plant

There are also signs that make you smile

Parking sign found on Salt Spring Island
Frog warning sign found in Hakodate, Japane

Left:  Handmade parking sign at a post office on Salt Spring Island, BC Canada.
Right:  Sign for protecting a rare kind of frog in Hakodate, Hokkaido Japan.  The frogs cross the road to get to the pond across the street in their breeding season. They often get hit by cars.  This sign is a part of Ezo-Hikigaeru conservation program by Hakodate Rotary Club.

Finally, here is another handmade sign I found in my neighbourhood sending a very clear message.

No-dog-business sing found in Vancouver
No-dog-business sing found in Vancouver