Tuesday, June 1, 2010

"Graphic" Design

I was on my shift at the pizza place where I work, doing the menial task of rolling dough for pizza crusts when I noticed a sign on the wall. It said "HANDS IN COULD MEAN HANDS OFF" and it had a picture of a severed hand. I wish I could find the actual sign to post, but alas, it doesn't come up in a Google images search.

Anyway, the sign sure made its point, as I will NOT be sticking my hands in the hopper (whatever that even is... It's just what the machine says. "DO NOT PLACE HANDS PAST HOPPER".). But this particular sign got me thinking. Not about the sign itself, but about the job associated therewith. How do you GET into that line of work? Does it take a degree? If so, what is it? I would certainly agree that it is "graphic" design! I'd say! Some of these signs even have blood on them! Yikes! If it were me, I'd probably have nightmares after work. Come to think of it... I'd probably have daymares DURING work!

"What does your dad do for a living?"
"He's a dentist. How about yours?"
"Oh, he draws bleeding, dismembered limbs for signs."
While I was looking for the signs you see above, I came across some slightly less serious ones.
I almost wish it didn't have the "Also, the bridge is out ahead" note on the bottom, because a sign like this by itself would be awesome. Like, why do we even HAVE this sign?

I see this kind of thing on the streets all the time. If only people would pay attention! It's truly unfortunate that you can be minding your own business and BAM!.. there's a big jagged arrow in your spleen.
I don't know what organization this is from... But I think they mean business. Just a hunch.

No comments:

Post a Comment