Every once in a while I have a ’70s flashback and this time around it's about signs. It's not that I don't like signs, it's that I'm not a big fan of “no” signs and “do not” signs. Information and directional signs are great. It's good to know what you are looking at or where you're headed. However, a constant stream of forbidding messages is a drag. The Canadian group, Five Man Electrical Band whose name is now only mentioned at trivia nights, had a 1971 hit song, “Signs” that is still spinning in a few craniums out there.
Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
Blockin' out the scenery, breakin' my mind
Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign?
Yep, leave it to the Canukes for cutting-edge social commentary. Just as the styles of that era have made a comeback, so has the proliferation of signage.