Blade signs are ones that hang out from the side of the building. They are great for pedestrians as you can not only see them above the heads of the other pedestrians on the street. And you can also see them halfway down the block.
Blade Signs Are The Best
They are much better than signs that are flush with the facade of the building, as you have to stand in the street to see them.
And, they are also better than those annoying sandwich boards some merchants place in the middle of the sidewalk so you have to dodge around them and sometimes fall over them while you are checking Google Maps to see if you are close to the &(*HO^!@^ the store, cafe or restaurants you are looking for
One of the first things I noticed was the abundance of blade signs and not just any blade signs but fun, quirky, custom-designed ones.
Here is a sample. You tell me, aren’t these the best collection of blade signs you have ever seen?
So what do you think? Do you think blade signs should be mandatory for all shops along the street? I do!
Not only are they a great wayfinding tool, but they add colour, charm and character to the pedestrian experience. I am thinking in Calgary, 17th Ave SW, 4th Street SW, Kensington and Inglewood would all benefit from a fun blade sign program.
I know there are lots of great blade signs in other cities, but as a collection, I think Halifax has the best I have seen to date.