Wide Turns: The Art of the Eighteen Wheeler

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The “Wide Right Turn” decals that grace the backs of trucks don’t actually need to be there. They’re simply a courtesy, telling people that the truck makes large turns and that people shouldn’t get too close. There is no government standard for what the signs should look like, so myriad designs will pop up on the backs of trucks around the country: Some are colored and some aren’t, some graphically depict car accidents and some simply say “Caution. Wide Turns.” According to the AIGA design blog, this lack of standardization makes the signs more charming and human, even if they aren’t particularly well designed.

Source: AIGA

Image by Mykl Roventine, licensed under Creative Commons.

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