Nice sign. Where on earth is it?

Posted on 01/09/2015 by Karen

If you’re a regular reader of my blogs, you’d know that I tend to like to take a lot of pictures of signage. The good, the bad and the ugly. I would have thought that it would be obvious that the placement of the sign is as important as the sign itself. I guess I have commented on this when I talk about not putting the whole story on the back of your vehicle. See this blog to read more on that…

But anyway. The other day, I parked my car across the road from Westfield Shopping Centre, Marion, in a carpark behind the row of shops. Parking here can be difficult at the best of times, and I try and be mindful of doing the right thing and parking in a spot that is offered to the customers of the shop/s I am going into. However, despite the best of my intentions, I failed dismally.

The carpark my little red car was in was for Barker Dry Cleaners, but I only saw the sign when I went back to my car. Can you really blame me? It was on the ground, behind the concrete guard that stopped you going into the fence! Where all the other signs were.

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Clearly, they were waiting for someone with a pop rivet gun to come along and put the sign up where you can see it. Anyway, while I’m here, I just thought I’d mention that if you’re a business, make sure you get some good advice from your signage guys about not only the design and size of your signage but the placement of your sign as well.