18 August 2009

If you must abandon ship

This sign is, perhaps, one of the most overlooked design pieces in the Disney repertoire. I can remember reading, and rereading, this notice every time I boarded one of the ferryboats or motor launches as a child. I imagine when designing this sign the upbeat Mickey Mouse was chosen to keep families calm in the event of a crisis, and the instruction were kept to a minimal word count. As with many children, even before I could read all of the words, Mickey gave me the gist of what was going on in an entertaining fashion. My parents, however, never let me pull out the life vests and put one on. Spoilsports!

1 comment:

Princess Fee said...

Parents have to ruin all the fun sometimes, don't they?!