Sunday, August 9, 2009

Signs of San Francisco

I've often thought that one of the ways to capture the flavor of a place is to pay attention to the types of signs posted. Perhaps those signs demonstrate civic priorities. I think so, anyway. You decide. Here is a sampling of the signs of San Francisco.








What about you? Do you have any interesting signs around your town?

27 comments:

Dandy said...

Love the signs!

I am going to pay attention this week to the signs around town and I'll get back to you on that!

robin-bird said...

i love these all grouped together! i have a few i could add but i can't imagine how i missed that one that says The Artist Must Disturb the Peace! i love it!

Elle Bee said...

I love that they married fudge, ice cream and brownies! I'll take some of whatever ice cream that is!
But I have to say the last sign is my favorite. I love anything that makes art out of a plea for the planet.
Elle

Jana said...

Those signs were too funny! I havent paid close enough attention to the signs around here but now I will. thanks for sharing! The napkin one made me smile.

Jeanine said...

What a great idea. I am a big fan of signs. One of my favorite ones was on a building in Venice. "You can stay under my umbrella". There is also one somewhere in Montreal that reads "I like you". Very simple, yet sweet love reminders.

Marisa said...

These are great. I'll have to pay more attention to the signs around here. We could use the "Litter Me Not" sign on our road, although I don't think it would make much difference in the minds of those who choose to drop their garbage on us.

beth said...

actually a photo I need to post is of a sign we found years ago at a flea market...
it hangs in my son's rooms and says...
"do not walk on ceiling"

love the photos !

Tracy said...

Most great posters....love these, such fun! We don't have poster around town much, usually only in the summer months to announce music festivals and happenings, and then they're gone. Happy Day, Relyn :o) ((HUGS))

Mrs. E said...

Those are some goodies!! Totally love them! I'm going to keep my eyes open. We are pretty boring in small towns. "Gone Fishing" is about as good as it gets. Oh, and the spelling errors!!

enchantedartist said...

I too, love these. San Fran looks like my kind of place...:-)

Meri said...

The first two win my heart and mind, hands down. And you know from my blog that I love taking pictures of signs too. Great minds and all that.

Char said...

what great finds! :)

Roban said...

Y'know, I just don't think we have signs this interesting in my little spot of the world.... I'll look though. Next time I go out....

Jessica said...

I would like that artist sign to hang in my studio...it would be perfect!

smith kaich jones said...

Don't fall over - I am actually writing something! I love signs & always look for funny ones & just posted one today on my inspiration blog. These are pretty wonderful, ma'am. Good eye, as they say!

:) Debi

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Some pretty funky signs in SF! As far as signs go in this little town, a stop sign would be the most interesting...and probably the ONLY one!

elizabeth said...

is that a Ben & Jerry's carton?! clearly I haven't checked out their flavors in a while :)

that one is my favorite.

i'll watch for signs this week and see what i notice!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

My favorite ones are the lucky one way sign and the legal marriage of the ice cream flavors. You have a great eye for great signs. Your looney gooney dance friend, Kt

Marilyn Miller said...

Great signs, they remind me to notice the signs in my neighborhood.

dutchbaby said...

I love signs! Was that you and Robin who obliterated the "No Parking" sign? Are you still circling the streets of Cole Valley, searching for parking, in your dreams, I mean, nightmares?

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Great signs, Relyn!

Jeanie said...

These are great but the first was my favorite!

Krissy said...

Love the Ben and Jerry's one!

Dorit said...

Love them all!! :)

paris parfait said...

These are great examples of San Francisco and its "live and let live" philosophy!

spread your wings said...

these are great. my daughter is usually the one that notices funny and interesting signs. "we no longer rent cats" was an unusual one.

SE'LAH... said...

Love these signs...pretty amusing some of them.

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