Wednesday, March 10, 2010

"The Big Red Word vs. the Little Green Man: The international war over exit signs"


Julia Turner at Slate Magazine writes about the international controversy regarding exit signs, namely the red worded exit sign from the U.S. versus the green running man exit sign from Japan. Which is better, words or pictograms? Which color is better, red or green? Which works better in an international setting where multiple languages are spoken? Turner discusses these issues and more. Good stuff for visual anthropologists.

Check it out:

Thanks to G.H. for the heads up on this one.

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