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Asheville Wayfinding Signs

Usually wayfinding signs for towns and cities have a little bit of flare to them - something that is unique to or is specific to the city.  The City of Asheville takes a different approach to theirs.

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This sign is rather bland.  Black with white lettering - yes a nice ornamental top, but other than that nothing much to it.  However...

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...the back of the wayfinding signs is where the real design is showcased.  To the right of the pole, a stained glass window like design with numerous colors.  To the left, a quote from various notables like Carl Sandburg, Thomas Wolfe, or John Muir, just to name a few.  This certainly adds a lot more interest to the sign than directing you to various landmarks.

Asheville also has smaller more pedestrian friendly wayfinding signs - similar to those old crossroad signs with arrows pointing in all directions - at numerous street corners throughout downtown.  Like this one in Pack Place:

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Asheville certainly found a way to put their own unique personality in their wayfinding signs.

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Creative and well-designed way-finding signage.

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