Monthly Archives: August 2012

No spitting

If you grew up Hong Kong in the 60s, 70s or even 80s you would have seen this sign posted around the city, especially in restaurants and cafés. You still see these signs occasionally, but they are becoming rarer now. I found this in a bakery café in Shaukeiwan. more >

I acknowledge receipt of your call for help

I found this notice inside an elevator at the Bowrington Road Cooked Food Market today. As a typographer I was naturally appalled by the extra artificially condensed Univers Condensed type, but I was more intrigued by its content: what on earth is an ‘acknowledgement light’? This design is flawed on many levels, but the most offensive of which isn’t its aesthetics. more >