9.14.2010

A Long Yellow Request



This sign impressed me based on numerous qualities:

1.) the level of explanation; it's clear that the author(/s) couldn't imagine issuing an order without explaining the rationale behind the order,

2.) the evenness; the font size, the layout - everything seems to suggest that this sign comes from someone who values equality and possibly is directed to an audience with similar values.

3.) the color; the author went out of the way to provide a color that would "jump" a little off of the white door frame where the sign is posted, but not in a way that's too excessive of self-important.

4.) and of course, the polite conventions that often frame such signs: a "Please" at the outset and a "Thank You" at the end.

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