How often do you stop to photograph something as simple as a sign? Neon signs on street corners, adverts at the bus shelter, elaborately painted pub signs, handwritten chalk signs, illuminated letters that stand loud and proud in the backdrop at weddings, in everyday life there are so many signs that demand to be noticed and of course, photographed.
Are you one of those people who can appreciate the good design of a sign? When was the last time you saw a striking sign and reached for your camera? Today on the blog we’re celebrating the beauty of signage.
Signs that make you take notice!
Signs are designed to make you take notice of them and their subject matter and rely on a host of artistic forms to appeal to our senses. In our everyday lives we are stopped in our tracks by traffic signs, set on the right path by street signs and marketed to by countless advertisement signs on our commute to work.
With the advent of digital signage comes the ability to incorporate movement and even sound into signs. A huge amount of psychological insight and creativity goes into designing effective signs but often its still the simplest of notices that capture our attention.
Iconic signs to snap
Do you have any signs on your photo bucket list? The Hollywood sign in Mount Lee, Hollywood, California is among the most photographed in the world. However, it didn’t make our list of the 20 most photographed tourist attractions. Iconic street signs, real or fake also attract many a camera lens – the Central Park signs in New York to the well-known Coronation Street sign situated on the fictional cobbles of Weatherfield are among those who have thousands reaching for their cameras every year.
Signage canvas print ideas
Here at ParrotPrint, we always love seeing your photographs and in particular it’s interesting to see how our customers turn everyday items into wall art. In our beauty of maps post we delved into the trend for turning maps into Canvas prints in order to plot travels or remember a special place. Photographs of signs can also produce some striking and sentimental canvas prints. Here are just a few sign Canvas Print Ideas to get you started:
Mr and Mrs Name in lights – If you’ve put your name up in lights as the backdrop at your wedding, why not transfer the image to canvas? It will make a great piece of art to greet guests in your home.
Where you first met – Did you and your other half arrange to meet at a particular street sign or at an iconic venue for your first date? A photo on canvas to remember it by could be a lovely romantic gesture and a great anniversary or Valentines Day gift.
A quote that catches your eye – There are some fabulous signs all around us – neon lit song lyrics at festivals, funny puns on café signs, motivational quotes in workspaces. It’s signs like these that make us smile, so why not capture them to enjoy in your home? If you’re looking for some inspirational ideas for decorating your study, we’ve shared a few of those here.
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