signs

have we got signs!
have we got signs!

i will miss the signs in chennai.  they were part of the intense visual detail that drew me to the walls project, but moreover, they’re revealing in their own right. while plenty of signs use indian models to advertise merchandise, cola, eyeglasses, etc., you still find some signs using blond, white models, and usually these models have absolutely nothing to do with the products being advertised.

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as i noted in an earlier post, it’s nice to see someone get so excited over flame retardant p.v.c.-insulated wires and cables. (the company’s iso 9100 certified!)

i think the older signs are more useful. you might not know exactly what you want, but you’ll know whether the shop has it or not.

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if anyone knows what the things in the second-row middle and right photographs are, let me know.