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Signs are our friends. They help us observe the rules when we actually need to know the rules. We donít all speak English, and tourism is a huge industry, so signs need to be language-independent. Which is why a vocabulary of immediately identifiable symbols is essential to every working artist and designer. So if symbols are so important, why are most such an indecipherable mess? Computer icons! Laundry instructions! Or Dekeís favorite: What you shouldnít throw into an airplane toilet! Learn what works and what doesnít in this laugh-out-loud episode of dekePod.

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