Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Behave Yourself

I have a vague recollection of seeing signs such as this one many years ago. This one is in a lane often known to have some art along its length so I would guess that this sign is 'art'. Especially so as it looks to be a friendly sign.

When I took the photo, I did not realise how wonderful the brick work is.

Can I remember where the lane is? Nope. Probably off Little Bourke Street.


  1. I like this. It sounds very British! ("I say, would you mind awfully not being a nuisance?")

  2. I love this! I once found a 'Post no bills' paint job on a wall in Footscray. Those sorts of signs are quite fabulous.

  3. Actually, have just looked it up. It's a sign attached to the brick wall:

    I love the content of both, but your find is much 'prettier'!

  4. Haha Jackie. How would saying that go down in the Gorbals.

    Thanks Raelene. Reminds me of the old sign 'Billposters Prosecuted' and someone would add, 'Bill is innocent'.

  5. Anonymous10:23 am

    I hope you're paying attention to that sign, Brian.

  6. There's a Flickr group of the signs HERE

  7. Apparently there was a sign once (might still be there) somewhere in the south of England that just read: "Do not throw stones at this sign."

    I'm paying attention, Reuben...just not paying heed.

  8. Given he digs up half his town Reuben, I reckon Brian commits much nuisance.

    How fascinating Jayne. I will check out where all these are. The one I took is already represented but looks like it may need a repaint.

    At least UK probably doesn't suffer so much from signs being shot at.

  9. Anonymous10:14 am

    Ah, I know this sign well - curiously enough, once photographed evil ex-boyfriend in front of it. Should have taken it as a warning, really.

    We alter googled what it meant - from recollection it was something to do with not urinating in the street.

  10. Funny MD. I have seen such signs years ago but they were very stern and I think pertained to any anti social behaviour.

  11. Anonymous7:50 pm

    love this one.
    from memory it is part of a collection of street art in a lane off chinatown.

  12. Yes, I think that is where it is Paul. Which one, I am unsure, but must be one I walk along often. I recall a few years ago one art project was soap suds bubbling up in a lane.