The signs are an integral part of our lives whether it comes to providing the directions or giving warnings, without signs we all would be utterly lost. The famous signs of the world are not only visually striking but each one has its own interesting story to tell. The given Infographic is designed with the central theme of providing facts about the most popular signs around the world.
The Welcome to Las Vegas sign in Nevada was installed in 1959. This sign represents the nickname of Nevada ‘the silver dollar’ by flashing the white neon circles across its top. It has got the shape of the diamond with pointed angles and rounded corners.
The Hollywood sign which was earlier known as the ‘Hollywood land’ sign is a cultural icon of the land of dreams, Los Angeles. It was first erected in 1923 to promote the housing development business in the hills. Similar to fictional stories of Hollywood this sign has been through many ups and down including the sad demise of Peg Entwistle, who had committed suicide by jumping off this sign in 1932. In 1976 when state law had decriminalized marijuana the two ‘O’ were replaced by two ‘E’s making it ‘holly weed’.
The Broadway theatre signs in New York were installed in 1652, the modishness of these signs can be derived from the fact that Broadway district is located on the stretch of 15 miles and yet it is known as the heart of Broadway theatre in Manhattan.
You can know fun facts about more signs by going through the Infographic given below
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