The Parks Department in the District of North Vancouver has been spreading a refreshing philosophy for years. They use a simple but cleverly humourous approach to communicate negatively perceived signage from notices like dog bylaws and noise levels. Citizens and visitors to the community seem to always appreciate and enjoy the laugh. The approach has also been recognized and picked by other communities around the world and is found to be quite effective.
“Our philosophy is to use humour to create signs that will attract the eye and deliver the message without pointing a finger. If laughter is the best medicine then we are doing something healthy for the community.” – Corporation of the District of North Vancouver
Check out some of their popular funny public signs:
Even hip hop. Photo courtesy: dnv.org
By Amar Mirchandani @amarmirch