There are no shortages of unusual signs in Detroit; they can be seen just about anywhere. They are mostly found on the heavily traveled commercial streets that begin downtown and run to the city limits. Some of the most interesting ones are crudely painted on the sides of buildings or on chunks of plywood or other materials found leaning against walls, utility poles and other supports.
The hand-painted versions are the best. The letters usually don’t match and they are squeezed together to fit the space they are painted on. They are usually hard to read because they are full of drippy letters from too much paint being applied. In some ways, that’s the beauty of them. Misspellings are also common. I’ve seen them on many signs, both professional and hand painted. Many of the spelling errors are made in the simplest of words.
Here’s the latest round of signs in this continuing series of Amusing Signs of Detroit.
This entry is the sixth of an occasional blog entry on the amusing signs of Detroit. To view the other’s in this series, click on the headlines below.