Beware Tigers by Russell Greenwood


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At the Melbourne Zoo there is obviously someone doing an awesome job of signage and typography. I’ll try and post a few more of the signs that I managed to get shots of from around the place, especially from the Elephant section – but this would have to be my favourite out of the lot. It kind of looks like a Hamster painted like a Tiger.

I do wonder what it says in the other language there too – perhaps the Bubble can help me out with that.


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  • Natalie Tyler
    Natalie Tylerabout 4 years ago

    I thought you wrote ‘it looks like a hamster painted the tiger’. That would be one talented hamster. Especially if it was also responsible for the Melbourne Zoo’s typography.

  • Perhaps you’re on to something there. Clearly the only way that such superior typographical signage could be created would be through the use of the Hamster Design™ Methodology.

    – Russell Greenwood

  • Natalie Tyler
    Natalie Tylerabout 4 years ago

    I would very much like to study HDM. If you know of any courses here in the UK, please let me know. I hear the tuition fees are paid in carrots and cheese.

  • Wrong as usual Tyler – you’ll find that I accept cold hard cash for the courses and in turn, I shall (you hope) pass this on to the appropriate Hamster committees who allocate the carrots and cheese accordingly.

    – Russell Greenwood

  • Cathie Tranent
    Cathie Tranentabout 4 years ago

    Hmmm. I think it says: Richard Hammond School of Art

  • ha – yes, this is highly possible.

    – Russell Greenwood

  • onetonshadow
    onetonshadowabout 4 years ago

    It’d be good if it said ’don’t anyone let any pesky tourists in here we need some peace!’ and then just ‘beware tigers!’ in English.

    Well I’d think that was good.

  • yes… possibly… maybe… perhaps… sure.

    – Russell Greenwood

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