Saturday, February 11, 2012

Signs and wonders

Amazingly vivid and sometimes bizarre signs are all over Hong Kong like rhinestones on Michael Jackson's glove. I especially like the public service announcements exhorting residents and visitors to all sorts of safe and proper behaviors. You would think commercial advertisements would be more heavily soaked in often incongruous cutesiness and perkiness, but the government PSAs have them beat. One of my HK friends thinks this is probably an instance of Japanese pop culture influence. Below is a sample - more to come later.