Re: blue background, white text

Subject: Re: blue background, white text
From: Goober Writer <gooberwriter -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: bcliver -at- manu -dot- com
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 09:08:27 -0700 (PDT)

Although convention has something to do with it as
well. At the time people were used to black on white.
They found a good, eye-catching contrast with deep
green under white. If you notice construction signs,
they made another leap recently with the "mommy/daddy"
signs (have you seen them?). These new signs are still
black and orange, but are reversed (orange on black
background) and use a Comic Sans type of typeface.
Works well with the message... "Slow down... my
[mommy/daddy] works here."

--- bcliver -at- manu -dot- com wrote:
> Has anyone ever noticed highway signs? White letters
> on green background.
> Back in the 1950s, the highway administration spent
> a lot of money
> studying the best color scheme.

Goober Writer
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