signs of confusion

Mark Minelli

Perhaps because we spend so much time wrangling simplicity and elegance from complex communication issues, I am curiously drawn to bad/unintentionally funny signage. Here are a few from recent travels…

National Park trail sign regarding bears at hanging glacier. It seems to me that starting to fight back once you are being eaten might be too late. What am I, wolverine?


Why take the regular exit when you can take the holy stairs? Sorry, no sacred escalator.

Southern Israel
Aside from the curiously descriptive icon, this sign was placed over the precipice so you had to lean over the edge of the abyss to read the sign.