This graphic is trash

  1. A graphic
  2. A time-frame
  3. Day(s) of the week
  4. An arrow that indicates the direction(s) of the restriction
  • Excessive modification of established symbols
  • Dated elements
  • Illegible from a distance
  • Irrelevant information prioritized

Excessive modification of established symbols

General Prohibition Sign, also known as a “no symbol”
Examples of signage that utilizes the no symbol
No Parking symbol (English language)
Incomplete diagonal line used in General Prohibition Sign
Incomplete diagonal line with head of broom added to  “no parking” symbol

Dated elements

Illegible from a distance

Push broom with detailed bristles appears in alternate side parking sign
The push broom graphic with detailed bristles

How far out of focus can an image be and still be recognized? A [logo] which is subject to an infinite number of uses, abuses, and variations… cannot survive unless it is designed with utmost simplicity and restraint.”

— Paul Rand, A Designer’s Art.

Irrelevant information prioritized

Wrapping up

Awkwafina has some difficulty interpreting the parking-related signage 😉

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