No Smoking ANYWHERE…


I spotted this sign in front of a church’s side door, on a street that’s very popular with smokers. I guess the principle of Christian charity isn’t extended to them.

I’ve always been fond of the cigarette pictogram in No Smoking signs. The smoke is usually indicated by two thick, curvy black lines. (Here they’re surprisingly elegant.) There’s typically a sensuality in those marks – as if the sign maker feels compelled to acknowledge the pleasure of smoking, even while prohibiting it.


2 Responses to “No Smoking ANYWHERE…”

  1. simon Says:

    Those sensual smoke lines are an indication that the parish priest smokes.

  2. torontotype Says:

    Nice! Maybe he has a morning cigarette on this landing before he puts the sign out for the day.

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