Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Art of Making People Go Away

Collectors Weekly: You probably don’t think much about “Do Not Disturb” signs at hotels, unless the maid rudely barges in as you sleep. Then you think, “Hey, didn’t you see the door hanger? What happened to that?” But when you look through Edoardo Flores’ collection of just over 8,700 Do Not Disturb signs from 190 countries around the world—which he documents on Flickr—you’ll find they can be quite beautiful and revelatory. So-called “DND signs” tell you�a lot about the character and mores of the places you find them.


Cap'n Bob said...

I have a NO SOLICITORS sign under my doorbell. Do you think it helps?

Unknown said...

We had one for years, and it probably did about as much good as yours. I finally just took it down.