TypoTrip – typography on the road


Care & Cleanness

Filed under: Poland — WoMe @ 11:41

TAKE CARE OF CLEANNESS” this stencil used to say, but one of the letters was removed distorting the message.
With time other contributions appeared on the walls around forcing this sign further and further into grotesque.
Such a staircase is not at all seldom in the east but I have to admit the sign is quite extraordinary.
As for the type perhaps there wouldn’t be anything special about its functional geometry if it wasn’t for the subversive “O“.
Nobody can convince me it’s not a lifebuoy. And what wonderful new world of meaning this lends to the whole.
Thanks to Natalia Kulka for another brilliant catch.




  1. ..zastanawiam sie, dla czego “o” nie wyszlo im z dwoch czesci? :)

    Comment by vince — 12.09.2007 @ 23:42

  2. Wszystkie pozostale sa w miare normalne.
    Byc moze wlasnie chodzilo o ten przewrotny efekt kola ratunkowego?… :)
    (taki ukryty okrzyk “pomocy!”)

    Comment by Sweeper — 13.09.2007 @ 1:18

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