Friday, December 11, 2009

Cultural Signs

Circolo Culturale Via Michon, via Michon, Livorno“Circolo Culturale” is Cultural Circle, “Via Michon” is the name of the club, taken from the street, the sign is... at least a bit strange!Gruppo Arti Figurative Ceramiche e Scultura, via degli Asili, LivornoThis is literally a Group for Figurative Arts, Ceramic and Sculpture which do not advertise itself very skillfully.Schopenhauer Cafè, via degli Asili, LivornoLast but not least, my favorite among these strange signs: the fake scroll of the philosophical “Schopenhauer Cafè”.

27 comments:

Jacob said...

They are all rather funky. I agree, the last is the best.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I like the last one best, too! :-D

Clueless in Boston said...

The first sign looks like a headstone from a cemetery; but the third seems to be the winner.

Paula said...

I love your signs, they're all so interesting.

Kaori said...

I like all the signs, even the second one :D

Gunn White said...

your shots made me think (again) that graphic design, logo and lay out are important today as it has been for a very long time.( sorry about my english.... I should have had a cup of coffee before writing..
Anyway, have a nice day!

joo said...

I love the second one, it's so funny. I bet that this is rather amatour group of artists! The first one, well is a bit strange - looks like tombstone rather. My favourite is Shopenhaure Cafe - sounds like Sunday Philosphy Club for me:)

tapirgal said...

I love the way the first one looks - the color and texture, etc., even though it's weird. The second is a real find. Graphic artists in need of practice, for sure. The third one? I hope the cafe is more fun than the guy!

Svenske Floyd said...

Top sign: what does ARCE mean?

Wolynski said...

Love all the little signs you have in Livorno. The bottom one sounds like it's where pretentious people go.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

I thought your first photo was a headstone - it looks like one. Like the cafe one, it's very cute.
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brattcat said...

These are truly a 'sign of the times'--particularly that second one.

B SQUARED said...

I agree with you. The last one is my favorite, as well.

cieldequimper said...

I like them all, I actually like the weird middle one.
Is Schopenhauer café a philosophical one?

Halcyon said...

You do have some interesting signs over there!

Vogon Poet said...

@ Svenske Floyd - ARCI is an national association of many local cultural and recreational clubs.

Cezar and Léia said...

All of them are great , but I need to confess that I loved the first one.Those rococo lines are really charming.I could not understand the meaning of it in fact, but I liked the feel of action in those lines.
Have a wonderful weekend dear friend!
Thank you so much for sharing these lovely details!
Léia

Vogon Poet said...

@ ciel - Only if it's your “will”...

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

These gave me a laugh -- all part of the "Cultural Circle"!

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amatamari© said...

Ah la più bella è la prima, senza dubbio!
:-)

Per Stromsjo said...

Any cultural circle worth its salt should at least have a strange sign!

Ellie Vellie said...

The first one has eerie feeling to it. I agree the scroll is cute.

Ilse said...

Very clever post. You certainly work hard on finding so many photos to explicate a theme. For me, sometimes one relatively interesting a photo a day is difficult.

Andreea said...

Nice series. My favorite is first one with its (I'm guessing) fake patina of time.

JM said...

The signs couldn't be more different! Great choices!

Stine in Ontario said...

The second one should be more arty. It looks kind of chunky and boring. I agree with you that the third is best.

Hilda said...

I agree with you about the second sign. Not very reassuring.