Creative Character Signage

Long-time readers of this blog know that I’m a fan of creativity centered on characters. I recently discovered these signs browsing photos on WeChat. (I’ll post the Chinese characters below the photos if you want to give yourself the challenge of reading them on your own.)


The characters on the sign above are: 时光机 (“time machine”).



The characters on the two signs above are: 锅炉房 (“boiler room”).


John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.


  1. Hi John

    Although I’ve had an interest in unusual characters (probably picked up from this blog!), I never seem to remember to photograph them when I see them. But recently I saw a couple which I blogged about. Here’s the ‘artiest’ one …

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