Further to my post yesterday about the Manly Library Poster, I thought I’d share some other signage I photographed while on the annual Aussie Family Summer Holiday Road Trip a few weeks ago. It’s sort of like the Grizwalds but without the accent.

We headed north to the Sunshine Coast via an inland route. First overnight stop was Tamworth. A rural town in NSW famous for both types of music – Country & Western.

I was walking along the main street trying to find the right place to have coffee, when a women sitting on a bench on the footpath sneezed loudly – just as I glanced in her direction. I nearly jumped back through the plate glass shopfront in response. Because as she sneezed, her full set of dentures shot forward from her mouth and would have hit me in full flight if she had not quickly snatched them in her hand and automatically shoved them back. Though I was a bit surprised, she nonchalantly carried on as if nothing unusual had occurred:)

It was then that I found a fabulous cafe called “Gusto”. Very simple in layout and design. This sign is the only thing on the wall – which is a definition of the term Gusto, as it relates to consumption of food and drink. Most importantly they served great coffee with a smile.

Gusto defined

Gusto defined

On the rear wall behind the counter were very clever oversize clipboard menus. Easy to read and cheap to update.

Gusto menus

Gusto menus

The next day we stopped for a while in the old hippie colony at Bangalow. There are loads of wealthy tree-changers living in the region now, so its character has changed a tad from the early days of dope and free love in the 70’s. I thought this sign on a doctor’s surgery said it all.

You know exactly who the doctor is referring to – those sad sods who believe animals are humans and don’t understand why people living in the real world don’t agree with them.

This is not a vet surgery

This is not a vet surgery

And my final sign is in many ways what you would expect from a cafe in Noosa – where the higher the price, the smaller the portion. And if you have to ask the price, then you don’t belong:

You want attitude with that?

You want attitude with that?

I’ll bet this signwriter didn’t apologise like Jack Dee did?