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Needless. Mindless. Useless Embarrassing.

The public realm is being increasingly degraded and disfigured by pointless signs. They’ve got to go

John Dales

You may think I often use this page to ‘go off on one’, but this month I’m in need of a full-on cathartic rant. The issue that’s got me close to seething point is the proliferation of stupid signs in the streets and spaces used by thousands of people every day. Although these signs ostensibly warn us about things we should be aware of or avoid, their chief purpose is to cover the backside of pusillanimous individuals who seem to fear, above all, that they may get blamed...

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