Witnesses Sought

Posted by Mike Cash (Kiryu, Japan) on 7 March 2007 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Detail of a large roadside poster placed by the Tokyo police seeking witnesses to a January 2006 traffic accident. Painstakingly hand-lettered signs such as these are no longer common, having largely been replaced by "fill-in-the-blank" pre-printed signs, their blanks filled with indifferent specimens of calligraphy. The cop who made this sign was obviously a man of considerable talent, something increasingly rare in this modern age in which machines do most of our writing for us.

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