Recently at work The Ranger had his attention drawn by a designer colleague to a remarkable untapped resource – the Tourism Font. It’s been used for years for various purposes, and comprises a set of standard symbols for tourism purposes – like this one, with which you ought to be familiar:
Recognise it? Of course you do. There are plenty of other similar emblems on the list that are very handy. But of course, there are a few others, and that’s where the fun starts. A sheet of these fonts has been passed round the office for a while gathering guesses as to what on earth some of these logos can possibly mean. You might hazard a guess at these:
Presumably these would be “Smelly feet ahead” and “Don’t slip on the fallen leaves”. But what about this crop of puzzlers?
These all had everyone scratching their heads – can you do better? The best guesses, in order, are:
- Idle padlocks
- Beware of pigs
- Mondrian ahead
- Warning: Obese babies may be beheaded
- Christmas is coming
The Ranger would welcome your suggestions…
- The prickly question of holly leaves
- What’s behind the signs? A tale of a village green… or not.
- Giant slip of the tongue