Witty signs by David Shrigley

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 29 October 2013

A neon burger sign in backwards that reads ‘BACKWARD BURGERS’. Another one that simply reads ‘RATS’. These witty signs by David Shrigley — who we usually associate with irreverent comic doodles and captions — are simply perfect.

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Signs for the Homeless

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Thursday 8 August 2013

Artists Kenji Nakayama and Christopher Hope came up with this genius and inspirational idea to take homeless peoples’ signs and trade them for beautiful hand-painted ones with the same message. In addition to painting these lovely signs, they also give them donations to help them out. The vivid new signs are much easier for passers-by […]

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Public notices with amusing info

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 10 June 2013

It started with an op piece by Rob Giampietro — a fascinating read in its own right — and now the Flickr group Public Notice collects examples of public notices. Some of these, of course, are unintentionally amusing.

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Southeast Asia’s non-PC toilet signs

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By Francis Andrews in Cool Travel on Thursday 22 November 2012

Even though I’ve lived in Southeast Asia for nearly four years, the local battles with translations into English still regularly draw a guilty laugh. My collection of massively non-PC toilet signs for the disabled is a work in progress. One day I hope to own a gallery.

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