Monday, October 25, 2010

Disfunctional Type

While walking around this past week, I noticed several examples of type that were originally intended to be clear and informational. For a variety of reasons the type is being ignored. Here are a few examples of what I saw:

Although the type on the sign is designed to be legible, it is shrouded in a thick growth of weeds.

This image shows the effectiveness of the sign above. It is funny to see that the majority of the litter is clustered directly underneath the sign.

Perhaps this driver believes that if they park their car directly over the type that it will lose its meaning. If they had parked directly over top of the word “NO”, their chances of fooling law enforcement would improve.

This “Exit” sign, although legible from certain angles, no longer clearly depicts the quickest and safest route to an exit. The arrows alongside the type are not even pointing in the right direction.

Most of the examples I found were due to neglect over a period of time. The type was no longer able to perform its intended function.

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