Thursday 18 October 2007

Signspotting 2: More Absurd & Amusing Signs From Around the World compiled by Doug Lansky

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Distributed by Raincoast Books

Signspotting 2 is a fun little book filled with amusing signs from around the world. The reader is treated to warnings such as 'Take care, fall into water carefully', 'If you fall into the water you will be boiled', and 'Be aware of invisibility'. Then we have funny place names and fun signs like 'Tattoos for lease' and 'Hazyview eye care', plus so much more.

I loved this book. I didn't really think about funny signs too much until I went for a drive with my husband one day and saw a great new approach for getting people to attend church. The sign on the side of the building read "Having problems sleeping? Come to our sunday morning sermon" or something along those lines. It tickled me something fierce and I paid more attention to signs after that but it's rare to see the really good ones.

Now you don't have to go anywhere to find them. You can discover them all from the comfort of your living room as you explore this little book and all it's gems. I chuckled out loud so much and my husband liked many of the signs too. It's a great way to kill an hour or so and even more fun when read with friends.

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Katie said...

This sounds like lots of fun :)

Charlene Martel said...

Yep, it was a laugh a minute. You wouldn't believe some of the signs out there. It makes you wonder what the designers are thinking sometimes. Still.. it makes the world a brighter place. *grins*

Jeane said...

What a great looking book. It reminds me of one I used to have that was of posters for missing dogs/pets, many that were hilarious.

Charlene Martel said...

Would that be Lost: Lost and Found Pet Posters from Around the World
by Ian Philipps? I like the cover. I may have to pick it up if that is the one you mean.

Jeane said...

Is it a little squarish fat book w/a hand drawn poster on the front? I think that's it!

Charlene Martel said...

Yeppers, thats the one :)
I definitely will have to buy it now.
Thanks for the suggestion!

Francesca Thomas said...

I have a jpg of a sign captioned "When Hell freezes over". The sign says Hell, and it has icicles all over it. LOL

Charlene Martel said...

LOL how funny.