Folks, it never stops. Each week brings more emotionally intelligent signage from readers around the world. One of these days I’m gonna set up a Tumblr dedicated to this topic. Until then, here are four diverse signs we thought you’d enjoy:

Eileen Can shows how one coffee joint guards against seared laps and eager plaintiffs’ lawyers:

Brad Waters sends this example of how the city of Chicago tries to keep its beaches clean:

And Michael Edelstone offers two traffic signs — one a modern response to road rage from Jed Rogers Design Studio:

The other a nice vintage example:


5 Responses to “Emotionally intelligent signage: Coffee, poop, and vintage biker chicks”

  1. M. Zoeller says:

    “There is too a poop fairy.” – My dog

  2. Di Pratt says:

    Yes – Please make a Tumblr putting all these fantastic signs together in one place. I love them! Thanks

  3. Kent says:

    I like to go slow and go fast… but maybe we need some images to trigger people emotion.

  4. Berto says:

    Heat is indeed a key ingredient in coffee. Maybe they should have this on McDonalds coffees so that people dont burn themselves and file lawsuits.

  5. ChrisD says:

    Remember that the lady who sued over the coffee got third degree burns, needed skin grafts and wanted help with the medical bills.
    The crazy amount of money is due to the fact that we don’t have any way of figuring out how much stuff like this is worth, basically ask for lots, get lots.
    I remember an article about a newspaper who said a rock star took drugs, the star sued and the paper got fined 500,000 (or something). Then the author pointed out that in an accident you would need to loose an arm to get similar amount of money. Yet the harm of the accusation was not a fraction as serious (for a rock star).