We come across countless signs every day no matter where we are. If you are travelling to work or just watching TV, you will undoubtedly see a huge range of signs for a wide range of purposes. Most of these signs will fade from your memory as you are so used to seeing them everywhere you look, however, there are a handful of signs which are instantly recognisable all over the world.
Our team at Tailor Made Signs And Embroidery have created a list of some of the most iconic signs in the world, so that you can share our burning passion for signs and sign making and maybe you will be able to take some inspiration when designing your own quality signs in Warwickshire.
What Makes A Sign Iconic?
Some signs stand out amongst the rest due to their sheer size, some stand out because of flashy lights and excellent design, and then many others stand out simply due to their location. The one thing they all have in common is that they match the tone and personality of the place or event that they are signalling you towards. Each of the signs in this article will have their own key features which separate them from the rest and our excellent sign makers in Warwickshire would love it if you learned something new.
Fabulous Las Vegas
Registered on the list of Nevada’s historic places, the fabulous Las Vegas sign is a true icon that lets tourists know that they have reached their holiday destination. With neon signs and flashing lights, the fabulous Las Vegas sign matches the theme and culture of the area perfectly, and the high-quality finish ensures that it always shines. Built in 1959, this bespoke outdoor sign has attracted a vast amount of people to Las Vegas and we are confident that it will continue to do so for a very long time.
The Hollywood Sign
Perhaps one of the most famous signs in the world, the Hollywood sign can be seen for miles across the Los Angeles area and has been a true icon since 1923. At 110 metres long and 14 metres tall, there aren’t many signs which can match this in size. Whilst the sign does not have a practical function, it is a cultural symbol and people travel far and wide to see it in person as it has featured in countless films and TV shows over the years. Placed on the summit of Mount Lee, this sign can’t be missed.
Unlike the signs mentioned earlier, the London underground sign is a truly functional choice, helping people to find key transport links around the city. With a clear and highly visible font, the underground sign can be spotted from a distance and people who aren’t from the area can understand the sign with ease. There is also an overground sign which is not quite as iconic, however, this does stand to show the effectiveness of the design, as the local government has utilised this design across the city.
Australian Road Signs
Despite being a public safety sign with no emphasis on aesthetic design, the road signs of Australia are truly iconic for their own unique reasons. There is nowhere else in the world where you can regularly see crocodile warnings and koala crossings along the roadside and it is this unique aspect that makes the signs noteworthy. As well as being unique, these signs are there to serve a serious purpose and for this reason, the signs are designed to be durable and vibrant so that they remain highly visible whilst withstanding any adverse weather conditions.
Lands End And John O’Groats
This choice is slightly different to the rest as it is a pair of signs that together mark the start and end of a journey that spans the entire length of the UK. Many people use this route to carry out fantastic feats of endurance for personal enjoyment, challenge or to raise money for a charitable cause. The beauty of these signs comes from their simple and elegant design, the sign shows the distance to multiple locations in a simple format and the white colour scheme matches the nautical theme perfectly. This is a perfect example of how choosing the best sign designers can pay off.
Make Sure Your Own Signs Stand Out
When you are purchasing your own signs, be sure to choose a design that stands out for all of the right reasons. If your signs blend in to the surroundings or are too difficult to understand your investment may be wanted and your business, event, etc won’t get the attention it deserves.
Get In Touch Today!
Once you are confident in your design, choose a team you can count on for your sign making needs. By choosing a quality sign maker, you can rest assured that your stand will look great for as long as possible. Get in touch with our team at Tailor Made Signs And Embroidery today for all of your sign making needs and get the best signs around.