Now ponder: How did the conversation go between the sign’s designers? Let us imagine.
“Hey, Julio, how do you figure we should represent the concept ‘Don’t party here all night?’ on this new sign we have to make?”
“I don’t know, Jorge, maybe some empty alcohol bottles and a stick figure vomiting?”
“That’s gross, man. What about a close up of booties shaking to music?”
“Now you’re on to something, Jorge… Music… But how do we represent exuberant party tunes blasting for all hours on a beach?”
Both sign designers leap up simultaneously and exclaim: “STICK FIGURE BONGO DRUMS!!!”
Side note: See how this sign is in Catalan, Spanish, and English? So are most signs in Barcelona! When there isn’t a translation, the single language is usually Catalan.
The author, Lillie Marshall, is National Board Certified Teacher, fitness fan, and mother of two who has been a full-time public school educator since 2003. She launched Around the World “L” Travel and Life Blog in 2009, and over 3.7 million readers have visited this site over the decade. Lillie also runs Teaching Traveling Global Education Community and Drawings Of… Educational Cartoon Site. Subscribe to her monthly newsletter, and follow on social media with the links below!