It’s been a while since I’ve posted photos of Detroit’s amusing signs that I spot while bicycling throughout the city. As I wrote in the past, the city is full of grass root entrepreneurs that salvage and use scrap wood, discarded shipping pallets and other curious materials at hand, to create signs prompting their goods and services. Such items as car repairs, hardware supplies, roadside barbeque specials and other offerings people may want, are all part of the mix.
While looking at the handcrafted signs, I have seen many misspelled words, even on professionally created ones. Others are quite difficult to read because the spray or hand-painted letters bleed into each other, and some simply don’t make sense. Most feature a variety of eye-catching colors and unusual, crude graphics that represent the item(s) being advertised. I’m particularly drawn to the spray painted messages found on freestanding, portable wood signs that are placed along the streets, sidewalks and nailed to utility poles across this city. I’ll continue to share the amusing signs I stumble upon during my two-wheel travels in Detroit.
This entry on Amusing Signs in Detroit is part four of an ongoing series. To view the others, simply click on one of the headlines below.