‘Or Else’ Icon

One sees icons everywhere. Although the word in a ‘Stop’ sign is in English, the  eight-sided shape of the sign is the universal language for ‘cease from moving forward’. Any foreign word could be placed on this octagonal template, and all (who have passed a driver’s test) would know the correct meaning. What about the […]

Too Light for Heavy Work

I couldn’t resist photographing this painted stop sign. After the paint dried, another street crew must have found it necessary to remove the circular iron grid upon which some of the sign was painted. Far from being attentive to details, the crew did not replace the very heavy manhole cover in the right position.  I know […]