Signage In Art And Storytelling

I find myself staying in a hotel where ‘Do Not Disturb’ is taken to mean ‘Do Disturb, Constantly, At Regular Intervals, Without Regard’.

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Anyone passing beyond this point wearing plaid trousers or white shoes will be arrested.

Bill Bryson, The Last Continent (on what he half expected to see at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island — the most hoity toity and obnoxious institution he’d ever come across.)
Sashank Manohar futuristic motel
Gustaf Tenggren’s (concept) art for Disney Ye Olde Costume Shoppe
Gustaf Tenggren’s (concept) art for Disney Ye Olde Costume Shoppe
Punch in the Country Edited by Alan Coren 1975
かねもちのねこと 1989 Rich Cat
1935 Pep Boys catalogue
1935 Pep Boys catalogue
There Is No Dragon In This Story by Lou Carter and Deborah Allwright
The Road Ahead by Zoe Tucker and Liz Munro
The Road Ahead by Zoe Tucker and Liz Munro
Trucks At Work Ursula 1940s Children's Book Koering Illustrations frontispiece
Trucks At Work Ursula 1940s Children’s Book Koering Illustrations frontispiece
かねもちのねこと 1989 back cover
‘Request Stop,’ (1947) Claude Rogers
Richard Erdoes (1912-2008) 1967 illustration for his own children’s book Peddlers and Vendors Around the World
Ruskin Spear’s ‘Old Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith 1943 painted 1979
Andrew Wyeth. Ring Road, 1985

FURTHER READING

Signs You’ll Never Read In Your Office’s Communal Kitchen from The Hairpin

Header: Fernand Léger (1881-1955) French, The City, 1919