||New Caledonia is a French Overseas Territory and although
independency is the local's dream, the French government doesn't think they are up to it,
which is probably true, at least for the economy.
It's clear from our samples
that the subventions from France include the roadsigns. The older type is
embossed en drawn exactly like the older ones in France
(e.g. the find of Adour) where the boy keeps the little girl away from the traffic.
The newer panels are identical to the French modern version: flat people with an improbable
neck and the children did swop positions (this is normal procedure in the
I do hope that the Kanakas when they eventually hold their
referendum (sometime after 2014) also will vote for local design in roadsigns.
Chances are, of course, that they'll go for the Marie Havet design. It's a
clear example of the current trend for woolly communication. This type of roadsign
works well during a press conference with Monsieur le Maire and the
gathered neighborhood but not in modern traffic. There is no unequivocal message and the
type face is not adapted to fast reading. (Read more about this in Armenia.)