Sign, Swanstog Street 1990s

City of Melbourne

Registration number

1753441

Artist/maker

City of Melbourne

Title

Sign, Swanstog Street

Production date

1990s

Medium

enamelled metal

Dimensions (H x W x D)

15.8 x 122.5 cm

Credit line

City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection

Keywords

Swanston Street, City of Melbourne, Engineering, Signage, 1990s

Summary

The idea of a Council officer who cannot spell Swanston Street may be irresistible to many people, but this apparent gaff has an almost disappointingly sound explanation. The ‘g’ is there quite deliberately, to see how a lower case letter that falls below the baseline looks on what was a new street sign design.