Philosophy

I love traveling the world. Even more than visiting touristic sights, I enjoy learning about how people live in other places. What do they eat, what do they think, what do they do… and don’t.

Signs have always grabbed my attention, for they carry so much culture. If a sign is needed to prohibit something, it’s because people would be doing that otherwise. And each place has its own characteristics. For example, the “no guns” sign commonly found in El Salvador shops wouldn’t be found in Japan. The “no spitting” sign found in South East Asia is not easily found in Europe, and so on.

There’s so much more which I can learn from these signs, and I’ll be pointing these out in the curiosities section from time to time. If you’re as interested as I am, I’d love to know what are your thoughts as well, so I’m looking forward to reading your comments!

Let’s travel the world of signs together!

chapulina

8 thoughts on “Philosophy

    • Thanks a lot! It means a lot coming from someone as talented as you, I love your photos 🙂
      I might be taking sign contributions someday, but at the moment I’m having a hard time just posting the ones I got… I have over 200 signs waiting to be posted hehe… Yeah… Maybe in the future 😉

  1. Hello Chapulina!
    Just wanted to say thank you for the like on my post. I’ve been looking through your blog and there’s some fascinating stuff on here, I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with next!
    Liz

  2. Thanks for recently liking my post on “urban semiotics” – we share a similar interest in signs! I had no idea one could devote a whole blog to it, but you’ve certainly proved you have plenty of material 🙂 keep up the great (and odd) discoveries in the world of signs!
    Charlene

  3. Thanks for visiting Korean Kibble and liking my Eat Dirt/Eat Sand post. I love the philosophy behind your blog~~~ I look forward to reading about the taboos of other countries ^ ^

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog – I really liked that sign from the coffee shop, and I’m glad you do too! I’ve enjoyed looking at some of the fascinating signs you’ve collected; your posts make me more aware of signs and what they say both to and about people. Looking forward to seeing more.

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