Sunday, September 28, 2008

Customize your lawn sign

[Update: These signs are now gone. I suspect it's less a change of heart than neighborhood vandals.]

Two political signs on one house's lawn. Including little owner-added jabs. It's not enough to show support for a candidate -- the competing candidate must also be insulted.


Daughter Number 3 said...

Was the apostrophe on the original Coleman sign backwards, do you think, or did the clever homeowner like it better that way?

David Steinlicht said...

Thanks for bringing it up! I wanted to talk about that backwards apostrophe, but I decided to leave the design of the signs alone. However, now that you mention it. . . .

The "Norm" font looks like Optima and that matches the typeface on the McCain poster. I wonder if that was done on purpose. The rest of Coleman's sign looks like various Helvetica styles. I don't think Helvetica and Optima are visually compatible (unless the designer is trying to set up a visual clash).

And the wrong-facing apostrophe is one of those things that happens so often that I think designers (and people who use design software) are starting to see it as right. It's still wrong.