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November 28, 2005 4:49 AM   Subscribe

A new book, Signs of Life (which I can't find on Amazon yet), features photographs of spoof signs.
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posted by Mwongozi (16 comments total)

 
I love the sign that said 'Pull lever to pour gravy on sausages located in driver's compartment', and the emergency travel companion.
posted by viama at 5:13 AM on November 28, 2005


I must have that book. "Disappointing Ruins" was my favourite.
posted by easternblot at 5:33 AM on November 28, 2005


That second link has been here before, but its brilliant to see some examples of these kind of signs in the wild...thanks Mwongozi.
posted by mattr at 5:34 AM on November 28, 2005


The Dissapointing Ruins was great, but I also love the concept of a stresstwig. Also, any jokes involving banana peels, I am still down with.
posted by piratebowling at 6:05 AM on November 28, 2005


Emergency travel companion - gotta get me one of those.
posted by hippyboy at 7:04 AM on November 28, 2005


My favorite sign ever, which actually isn't a spoof :

Location - Delmar Laundramat on Delmar Boulevard, University City, MO
Duration - Has been there as long as I can remember
Presentation - A plain white sign, on which is writ, "Not responsible for accidents"
Explanation - Whenever an accident has happened anywhere, don't blame the Delmar Laundramat. Stub your toe? Not their fault. Hit the accelerator instead of the brake? Not their fault. Mistake Bacardi 151 for regular Bacardi? Once again, not their fault. A possibility has been eliminated. One less thing to worry about.
posted by afroblanca at 7:35 AM on November 28, 2005


"Oxygen comsuption above permitted levels within office space will be deduced from your monthly salary."

Oh wow, that is co clveer and for sure a sign that I would imediately deduce to be a produce of our in-hous sing deportment.
posted by Mike D at 8:10 AM on November 28, 2005


It lacks the subtle sense of authority of these, but I'm a big fan of this sign.

I, too, must have this book.
posted by Mayor West at 8:32 AM on November 28, 2005





posted by Eideteker at 8:45 AM on November 28, 2005


Amazon UK has it.
posted by ldenneau at 9:02 AM on November 28, 2005


Reminds me of Lore Sjöberg's webtoy, Untitled States.
posted by signalnine at 9:14 AM on November 28, 2005


Taunteth not.
posted by neuron at 9:36 AM on November 28, 2005


Oh Ziggy! Will you ever win?
posted by RokkitNite at 9:42 AM on November 28, 2005


By the way, related: design your own safety sign (I actually love when it says "Danger: your custom wording")
posted by easternblot at 10:10 AM on November 28, 2005


This book on Amazon? Maybe there's no publishing deal for the book outside of the UK.
posted by TheDonF at 11:23 AM on November 28, 2005


"Disappointing Ruins" was my favourite.

Mine too. It's because it's so often true with these things.
posted by grouse at 3:35 PM on November 29, 2005


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