Sunday, December 16, 2007

Painted Stork.

Back in July, Bordeaux and I visited the Chiang Mai zoo, mainly so that I could see the beautiful Mekong Giant Catfish. While there were a few odd elements- a confusing layout and an abundance of concrete trees- it was a rather impressive zoo, with a wide range of animals scattered throughout the beautifully landscaped forest. One of the most intriguing aspects of the zoo was the use of hand-painted signs to identify animals. With their bold colors and dramatic lettering, they made even the penguins look like stars in an action movie.

3 comments:

Prêt à Voyager said...

Fabulous signs! They almost have a Bollywood feel.

shahn said...

wow, these are gorgeous! too bad they're not available as posters, I have an open wall just begging for such an image.

Freshly Found said...

I enjoy signs, especially when they are custom made!!! There is a touch of naievity [spelling?] and humour.