Monday, September 18, 2006

Signspotting with Doug Lansky

Doug Lansky has made a career out of being the Whacky Sign guy. While browsing the bookstore this weekend I stumbled across his latest book, Signspotting. It’s definitely worth a look and would be a great replacement for that five year old Reader’s Digest on the back of your toilet.
I guess I don't really have an eye for whacky signspotting on my travels. I can't think of any to relate here.

Go, now! Look at funny signs HERE.

Doug on Doug and how you can be a part of his Signspotting exploits:

What started as an unhealthy fascination with quirky signs in 1992 during a two-and-a-half year round-the-world journey metastasized into a nationally syndicated newspaper feature in 2000 and Lonely Planet book in the fall of 2005.
With new signs going up every day, the only way to keep track of them is with an army of travel photographers - in short, you. So, the next time you find yourself scratching your head or chuckling at a sign, please snap a picture and send it in. But before you do, please take a moment to look through the submission tips so you can maximize your chance of winning $50 or even the Round-The-World ticket.
Thanks! Look forward to seeing your photos.
Doug Lansky, Photo Editor

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