Regular readers of this blog know that I love signs. I could read, interpret, admire, ridicule, and wonder about them all day long. So naturally, when I went to Austin, I read, interpreted, admired, ridiculed, and wondered about a whole lot of new signs that we just don’t see in Toronto.
First off, Texans really like their longhorns. Up here, we think of them adorning the hoods of Cadillacs, but in Texas, they adorn just about everything, including the Golden Arches.
I saw this poor schmuck on billboards around the city on several occasions, so was a little amused to walk by Dunham Law Firm’s downtown office one day. There’s an annoying TV commercial too, which I was lucky enough to see only twice during the week.
I was staying near the University of Texas, and there were many punnily named businesses catering to students:
Austinites are so friendly that even the walls make small talk while you’re passing by:
Even the Internet—home to anonymous trolls, unfettered outrage, and random aggression—is friendly in Austin:
Can’t we all just get along?
Score one for the name, and another for the logo:
A small subsidiary of Wayne Enterprises:
And finally, Canada may not be high on the minds of most Texans on any given day, but parts of Canada do have a certain reputation: