Men at Work in Slovenia
|Slovenia gets the workman from the same factory
as Italy, Spain
and (too) many other countries touching the Mediterranean Sea.
The design is rapidly replacing the good old-fashioned
country specific drawings. We've found the man with the
loose head in all visited European countries from Portugal to Turkey
with only two exceptions. Greece being
terribly undersampled and France where they
still know that Le Grand Général would
have slashed any attempt to follow the pack (with reason).
At least for the moment, the species doesn't seem to migrate beyond the Mediterranean countries or countries strongly influenced by such. I was ready to name him the Southern-European kind, but since team members encountered him also in Egypt, I think we can speak of a Mediterranean Group of Men at Work signs.
|Koper, VII.1998; pict. P. Geers
|A sign belongs to this Mediterranean Group if it fits most of the following:
|VIII.2007; pict. Couvreur & Paermentier
|Roadsign diversity in Slovenia took a boost with the latest finds. It's not all the Mediterranian uniform drawing yet. I'm not entirely happy though. The man got his feet back — that's good —, but the heap is reduced into a featureless triangle — and that's not so good.
|Why didn't they just order a new batch of the good old wheatered sign shown in the middle? Making a joint order with Croatia was probably a cost saving measure. Quality always looses against cost.
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