Saturday, February 25, 2012

Arabic signage

In all the big cites in Morocco, signage is dual language - French and Arabic. But in smaller, more rural areas like Beni Mellal, many stores and businesses post only Arabic signage. A bonus for us! Because it's fun to see a the beautiful script done up in lots of different typefaces and such. Some are elegant and some look a little clunky to me, but you can decide for yourself what you like vs. what you don't.

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This sign is advertising land for sale, which people would buy as a group and then the property would be sub-divided for houses.
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Hair salon.

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A calendar for the last local election.

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Teleboutique (I think you can guess what that is).

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Again, I think you can make an educated guess here!

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Street sign.

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So what's your favorite sign? I love the teleboutique and the yellow street sign.

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