A few years back it seemed like every other “Stop for Me – It’s the Law” sign in town had been altered to add a claw to the pedestrian’s hand and a “C” in front of “Law.” I snapped the photo at right on 39th Street in Fremont a couple of years ago.
This is a particularly adeptly modified one. I like the quality of the hook on the hand, the way it almost looks like an open-end wrench, and the compact-yet-not-squashed-looking typography. The exclamation point is a nice addition, too. Normally, I’m not a big fan of exclamation points, but this one turns a simple traffic sign directive into an urgent movie-trailer tag line.