Sign of Power

2007 April 5


My visual system was overpowered by this bus stop sign in Taiwan during a recent trip. It seems to use every kind of typeface, every possible color, and every possible means to express a great deal of information. In a drab urban landscape, it appeared like a gorgeous flower sprouting from the concrete sidewalks. Although I luckily did not have to try to decipher the sign as I was traveling by foot, I certainly appreciated the law7-al dimension that it contributed.