2005-10-07

"Fru Gårman"

"Herr Gårman"("Mr Gårman") - is a play with the words "Här går man"("Here One Walks") - and also the popular swedish name for the sign for pedestrian crossing. (left)
The green party - Miljöpartiet - has, in the name of equality, proposed a female complement to the male symbol. I was surprised to know that the original designer, and the designer of most swedish road signs (Pdf) - Karl-Gustaf Gustafsson - already designed a female version back in 1979. (right)
(Source: Aftonbladet)





My favourite road sign, by the way (off the road)
Create your own Swedish road sign.



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