|Diamond shape, yellow background and black people: Thailand
is leaning towards the roadsign design of Central- and South-America. More
precisely, we've seen almost the same drawing in Guatemala.
(Take a quick look at Peru, Mexico
and Guyana and try to spot the differences.)
Did you notice that children in Thailand (& Guatemala) are kept well between the lines? Signs in the American group normally lack them. I suppose that artists quietly drop the lines to hide that they are having difficulties with transparency. We have a rare
find from Indonesia with correctly applied transparency: the lines are visible between the legs.
||Road signs often give us insight in the minds of the nation. Regular visitors to this pages know that and if you are one you are probably most concerned about this collection from Thailand.
Take the first sign. The woman is smaller than the man, but not too much.
Men in general are taller than women and the drawing only mirrors a real-world fact.
Now take a look at all the other samples: the woman gradually shrinks and receives
more girlish body proportions. It doesn't happen to the man. To the contrary, he's still growing taller.
Women in Thailand must fight a strong undercurrent against them, I think.