There’s no shortage of creativity when it comes to street signs.
From the humorous to the helpful, these 10 signs are sure to catch your attention.
So the next time you’re out and about, keep your eyes peeled for some of these inventive designs.
1. “No Dumping” Sign in Detroit
With its bright colors and simple message, this “no dumping” sign in Detroit is hard to miss. And that’s precisely the point. The city wanted to make sure that residents knew exactly where they could and couldn’t dump their trash, so they enlisted the help of local artist, Ryan Mendoza, to create this vibrant piece.
2. “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” Sign
There’s no mistaking that you’ve arrived in Las Vegas when you see this iconic sign. Standing at nearly 30 feet tall, the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the city.
3. Los Angeles’ “Don’t Walk” Sign
This cleverly designed “don’t walk” sign was created by graphic artist, Jeremy Fish. And with its bold colors and eye-catching design, we’d say he succeeded.
4. “Share the Road” Sign in Toronto
This street sign in Toronto is a helpful reminder for both drivers and pedestrians to share the road. And with its colorful design, it’s also hard to miss. The sign was created by local artist, Dean Bergman, as part of the city’s “Walk and Roll” campaign, which encourages people to walk, bike, or take public transit instead of driving.
5. “Watch for Falling Rocks” Sign in Yosemite National Park
This sign in Yosemite National Park is a must-see for any visitors who are planning on hiking the park’s trails. With its bright colors and simple message, the sign does an excellent job of warning hikers of the potential danger. And it’s also been voted one of the “10 Best Road Signs” by USA Today.
6. “Slow Children at Play” Sign
This creative street sign was designed by artist, Billingsley Lynch, as part of a public art project in the city of Birmingham, Alabama. The project, which was commissioned by the city’s parks and recreation department, aimed to create a series of signs that would help promote safety in the community.
7. “Bike Lane” Sign in New York City
This eye-catching street sign was designed by local artist, Candy Chang, as part of a public art project in New York City. And with its bright colors and simple message, we’d say it did just that.
8. “Slow Down” Sign in Vancouver
This street sign in Vancouver is a helpful reminder for drivers to slow down. And with its colorful design, it’s also hard to miss.
9. “Don’t Feed the Seagulls” Sign in San Francisco
This cleverly designed street sign was created by local artist, Jeremy Fish, as part of a public art project in San Francisco. And with its bold colors and eye-catching design, we’d say it did just that.
10. “No Dumping” Sign in New York City
This brightly colored street sign is hard to miss. And that’s precisely the point. The sign, which was designed by local artist, Ryan Mendoza, is part of the city’s “No Dumping” campaign, which aims to reduce pollution in the city’s waterways.
These ten street signs are all examples of creative and effective public art. And they’re also a reminder of the important role that street signs play in keeping our communities safe. So the next time you’re out and about, be sure to take a moment to appreciate the street signs around you. They just might save your life.