Interesting Japanese SignsJuergen Specht
is a German photographer living in Japan, and and the first of his many Documentation collections (The Naked Festival of Chiba
, Ice Sculptures at the Meiji Shrine
, The Homeless of Ueno
) is a collection of graphical Japanese warning and prohibition signs
. They're not all that different, besides the fact that they usually feature much more involved graphics than our warning signs, but I thought the following were rather interesting:
Generally speaking, I think these more graphical signs are spot on. Warning signs are particularly necessary for children, and I sometimes wonder if our very abstract graphics aren't enough to capture their attention.