Lettering – Signs in Public Places

Signs in Public Places

For this project, I decided to focus on signs that we all see in our day to day lives. The color combinations, the familiar Sans-Serif font, and the graphics contribute to the eye-catching design that we all recognize. While we are used to many of these signs such as “no smoking” and “fire exit” signs, a lot of them aim to protect us from not so obvious situations. But due to the similar look between all of them, we are all aware that these bright colors and conspicuous fonts are there to warn us about something. What I found most interesting was that some of these signs use all capital letters, while others don’t. I am not sure why one is used over the other for certain signs, but regardless, the bright and bold colors as well as the simple graphics cause them to stand out.