Porta Hotel Antigua Parking Lot Sign

Porta Hotel Antigua Parqueo Sign

I am a sucker for signs and La Antigua Guatemala has an amazing palette of signs made from wood, ceramic tiles, metal, paint, glass, etc. Perhaps, I am sensitive to signs because of my graphic design background or maybe because I am sign junkie. I like the colors, the materials and sometimes simply the typography used. The sign above is made from metal, welded together and installed at entrance of the parking lot of Porta Hotel Antigua with a gorgeous hand-made typeface. Sorry, I said I am sign addict and since I try to show you what one is expected to find while strolling around Antigua Guatemala.

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  • signs here are not so fancy just paint and wood. i go to the doctor today i hope i am here tomorrow to read your blog.
    I hate doctors worse than the bush bunch sompopo.

  • It reminds me of a song by a group called “The Five Man Electrical Band called “Signs” from the early 70s.

    And the sign said long haired freaky people need not apply
    So I tucked my hair up under my hat and I went in to ask him why
    He said you look like a fine upstanding young man, I think you’ll do
    So I took off my hat I said imagine that, huh, me working for you
    woah!

    (Chorus)
    Sign Sign everywhere a sign
    Blocking out the scenery breaking my mind
    Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign

    And the sign said anybody caught trespassing would be shot on sight
    So I jumped on the fence and yelled at the house, Hey! what gives you the right
    To put up a fence to keep me out or to keep mother nature in
    If God was here, he’d tell you to your face, man you’re some kinda sinner

    Sign Sign everywhere a sign
    Blocking out the scenery breaking my mind
    Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign

    Now, hey you Mister! can’t you read, you got to have a shirt and tie to get a seat
    You can’t even watch, no you can’t eat, you ain’t suppose to be here
    Sign said you got to have a membership card to get inside Uh!

    And the sign said everybody welcome, come in, kneel down and pray
    But when they passed around the plate at the end of it all,
    I didn’t have a penny to pay, so I got me a pen and a paper and I made up my own little sign
    I said thank you Lord for thinking about me, I’m alive and doing fine

    Sign Sign everywhere a sign
    Blocking out the scenery breaking my mind
    Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign

    Sign Sign everywhere a sign
    Blocking out the scenery breaking my mind
    Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign

    Having to much “Hate” in your heart will most definitely shorten your life.

  • I agree — very cool font!

  • sompopo i have made 70 years and feel ok , maybe what you call hate and what i call hate is different.i don’t hold anything in just let it all come out.

  • Rudy has commented in past threads about how important the 2008 U.S. Presidential election is. Some questions for those Guatemalans that are registered to vote in this year’s election: Who would you like to win the Guatemalan election and why? Who do you think will actually win? How important is the 2008 U.S. election to Guatemla and why and who would you like to see win in 2008?

    Thanks…..

  • Ann

    Rudy, I must confess. Everytime I see a stop sign I think of the tiled stop signs in La Antigua Guatemala. 😀

  • This typeface is cool. Wish I had this as a font choice on my computer. Peace to all! 🙂

  • Patsy, as you have probably noticed, sign are vey fancy in La Antigua Guatemala.

    Sompopo, thanks for sharing all those rare songs with us.

    Lessie, I wish I had it in my font book.

    Scott, you will probably get your answer by next Monday.

    Ann, well, your Welcome to Montego Bay sign was pretty cool. If you want we can trade or swap signs. 😉

    Coltrane_lives, so do I.

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  • Thank you very much for the great information.
    Thanks