Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Melbourne - New Category

Clara Smith submitted this image of a Round Sign advertising a night club. This is a new category. Nice find, Clara.

Melbourne Again

In this image from Clara Smith we have a Round Sign for a sneaker/fashion brand and a beauty brand

More from Melbourne

More from Clara in Melbourne.

I wonder if Melbourne Australia is the world's Round Sign capital!?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Virgin Sunset NYC

This is so close to home it's embarrassing that it took me so long to shoot it. Union Square South, NYC.

Monday, August 18, 2008

At Laguardia Airport

I think these little circular signs are mighty trendy at the moment and they seem to be concentrated wherever one might expect to find tourists; Boston Harbor, Cardiff Bay - Wales, Provincetown, MA, and Laguardia Airport.

This is also from the airport but I think it's from the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport. Maybe it's at Laguardia.

Sunday, August 17, 2008


Taken in Zurich by renowned technology reviewer and ace photographer, Thorsten Wulff.

They'll Gladly Pay You Tuesday

Another submitted by American Clara Smith who has taken up residence in Melbourne.

Cafe in Fitzroy

Also submitted by Clara Smith, this is a doozy of a Round Sign, complete with complicated supports. Fig is a cafe in Fitzroy - a town that I am guessing is near Melbourne.

Keep 'em coming, Clara.

Sushi in Melbourne

Another submission from our woman down under, Clara Smith. Ai is a Sushi restaurant in Melbourne. Notice the lack of leaves on the trees. They are just heading into springtime about now.

More From Oz

These aren't exactly what Round Signs is after but they are interesting and well worth posting.

Clara, who submitted these (and all the others from Australia), wonders if this particular collection of Round Signs, which is located behind Federation Square in Melbourne, is an art installation or an attempt to get people out walking more.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

German Marmalade

This is a round sign but it isn't circular nor is it hanging off of a building so technically, it does not fall within submission guidelines. However, exceptions will be made on a case by case basis and this submission has been accepted after careful review.

This brand of marmalade is found all over the world but few people know that the graphic includes the skyline of Luebeck, Germany - home of Schwartau. Submitted by Thorsten Wulff.

Saturday, August 9, 2008


They sure have well-dressed pedestrians in Australia. If this were in NYC, the walking dude would be wearing sneakers.

As you may have noticed, exceptions are made on a case by case basis as to what constitutes a round sign. For example, they must be circular. Ideally they hang off of buildings but the odd round sign on a stick is a fun change.

Victoria Bitter in Oz

Clara, our woman down under, won't stop until she finds every round sign in Oz. Depicted here is another round sign for a place to buy refreshments of the liquid variety.

More from Melbourne

Not only are we looking at Round Signs but there's a cultural exchange as well. Clara writes, "The Hawthorn Club (the two signs) is a pub with pokies (gambling machines)." I think I'll categorize this one as 'beverage,' I'm going to go out on a flyer and guess that they serve booze with the pokies.

More from Melbourne

This is a sign for a kids clothing store, it sells faerie wings and other first-day-of-school essentials.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

They Drink Beer in Australia!

This little beauty was taken (at night) and submitted by Clara Smith. It is positioned on top of the Bush Inn Hotel in Toorak, Australia. Clara took it on August 6, 2008.

Sadly, her husband thinks she's nuts now because she's always looking for Round Signs. We know you're not nuts Clara and we appreciate your contribution - our first ever from a stranger! I hope you can send more. Who knows, maybe your husband will even spot the next one.