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So since the "Worst of" thread seems to be getting filled with signs that are not "Worst of" I decided to create this. This is for all those interesting, odd, unique, bad (but not worst) and good (but not best) signs. I personally like looking at signs of all types and I think this is a good spot for those that are worth looking at, but not necessarily one of the extremes.

I'll submit one here:

http://goo.gl/maps/9RqdD

The arrow on this just looks way too long to me. Its almost as if they were trying to justify it with the legend. Thank god they didn't use the full spelling of Marlborough
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2013, 10:54:27 PM »

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2013, 10:56:22 PM »

http://goo.gl/maps/9RqdD

The arrow on this just looks way too long to me. Its almost as if they were trying to justify it with the legend. Thank god they didn't use the full spelling of Marlborough

Marlboro. ugh. :spin:

Isn't the arrow on that sign supposed to be the one pointing to the upper-right? Like the ones on overhead exit signs?
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2013, 12:10:04 AM »

http://goo.gl/maps/9RqdD

The arrow on this just looks way too long to me. Its almost as if they were trying to justify it with the legend. Thank god they didn't use the full spelling of Marlborough

Marlboro. ugh. :spin:

Isn't the arrow on that sign supposed to be the one pointing to the upper-right? Like the ones on overhead exit signs?

The WB entrance a few hundred feet prior has the long arrow on one side for left turners and the diagonal arrow you are referring to on the other side

http://goo.gl/maps/gq0zY
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2013, 02:41:24 PM »

Going south on I-495 in Massachusetts, between exits 31 and 30, the shields for 2A and 110 on the exit sign are different fonts.

My picture is a bit strange because Google Maps censored I-495 going south.

http://goo.gl/maps/jpjB4
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2013, 04:10:22 PM »

looks like maybe the 2A fell off or deteriorated and was replaced with that larger bolder font.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2013, 04:38:34 PM »



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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2013, 04:50:23 PM »

Going south on I-495 in Massachusetts, between exits 31 and 30, the shields for 2A and 110 on the exit sign are different fonts.

My picture is a bit strange because Google Maps censored I-495 going south.

http://goo.gl/maps/jpjB4
More likely, it was just that the GSV guy hasn't yet driven both sides of the road.  I run into that problem quite often when using GSV.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2013, 04:57:34 PM »

Condo association was hold they couldn't have an impaled head-on-a-stick, so they improvised.

LOL. love improvisation.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2013, 04:59:39 PM »

Going south on I-495 in Massachusetts, between exits 31 and 30, the shields for 2A and 110 on the exit sign are different fonts.

My picture is a bit strange because Google Maps censored I-495 going south.

http://goo.gl/maps/jpjB4
More likely, it was just that the GSV guy hasn't yet driven both sides of the road.  I run into that problem quite often when using GSV.

At first I thought you meant the numbers "495" were censored somewhere, which the software sometimes does automatically, thinking it's a license plate.

That is weird... the blackout goes from the south end of Exit 32 to just north of Exit 27. Usually if it hasn't been driven, it won't let you place the marker there at all. And all the southbound on-/off-ramps in that stretch have been driven and are fine. Technical difficulties?
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2013, 05:01:48 PM »

http://goo.gl/maps/9RqdD

The arrow on this just looks way too long to me. Its almost as if they were trying to justify it with the legend. Thank god they didn't use the full spelling of Marlborough

Marlboro. ugh. :spin:

Isn't the arrow on that sign supposed to be the one pointing to the upper-right? Like the ones on overhead exit signs?

One of the peculiarities of MassDPW/MassHighway guide sign standards.  As the sign in question is inside the gore of an entrance ramp to a freeway, it's treated like an oversized "paddle" sign - hence the horizontal arrow as opposed to a slanted one.

As for Marlboro vs. Marlborough, the shorter spelling is still understood by drivers, and MassHighway was probably able to knock a foot or two off the panel width.  Not a big deal with only one sign, but when you consider the typical Massachusetts signing project has between 200 and 300 major guide signs alone, that difference can add up quickly.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2013, 05:06:46 PM »

That is weird... the blackout goes from the south end of Exit 32 to just north of Exit 27. Usually if it hasn't been driven, it won't let you place the marker there at all. And all the southbound on-/off-ramps in that stretch have been driven and are fine. Technical difficulties?

Seems to go as far north as exit 40.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2013, 05:23:31 PM »





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« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2013, 09:05:16 PM »

^ The Aggression and Extreme Prejudice Towards Others, Possibly Involving a Cardinal Direction; I tells 'ya.

Or, Armstrong Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California. The only time I've seen artwork to complement a couple of BGSs:




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« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2013, 09:08:54 PM »

My meager contribution... an odd ONE WAY and LTYOG combo sign:


8" 5-section Chapel Hill signal, 12"; DW-W Chapel Hill ped, Odd Combo Sign by Signals Unlimited, on Flickr
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2013, 09:38:25 PM »

This sign is the 'Welcome to Nimbyia' sign!

Bunny ears showing that you need to move left to turn right...
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« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2013, 11:07:26 PM »


Ugly fonts in Oklahoma
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2013, 02:40:44 AM »

looks like everyone gets the idea! keep em coming!
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2013, 06:17:50 AM »

Whoever put those football jersey type numbers on the US 64 sign must have been either an OU Sooners fan or an OSU Cowboys fan.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2013, 10:57:57 AM »

Bunny ears showing that you need to move left to turn right...

So, basically, a British jughandle.
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« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2013, 11:06:07 AM »

No, it's on a motorway. There's an overpass where they cross.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2013, 12:03:55 PM »

Going south on I-495 in Massachusetts, between exits 31 and 30, the shields for 2A and 110 on the exit sign are different fonts.

My picture is a bit strange because Google Maps censored I-495 going south.

http://goo.gl/maps/jpjB4
More likely, it was just that the GSV guy hasn't yet driven both sides of the road.  I run into that problem quite often when using GSV.

At first I thought you meant the numbers "495" were censored somewhere, which the software sometimes does automatically, thinking it's a license plate.

That is weird... the blackout goes from the south end of Exit 32 to just north of Exit 27. Usually if it hasn't been driven, it won't let you place the marker there at all. And all the southbound on-/off-ramps in that stretch have been driven and are fine. Technical difficulties?

Maybe they should have gone to Walgreens to have their photos developed instead of CVS?? :D
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