November 17, 2008

A slight disconnect

I've always associated this type of drawing and lettering with, well, punks. You know: non-conformist, rebellious, slightly violent teenagers. In fact, it's the type of drawing that I expect to see as graffiti in the seedier parts of the metro. What I don't expect it to be is a promotion for literacy. Bookay-ukay is the used-books store near our house. Yay for this new breed of punks!

Bookay-ukay sign

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27 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Hey! The sign just might convince a few punks that reading can be cool. ;-)

RuneE said...

Maybe they sell used graffiti??

JM said...

That's very interesting and punk or no punk, I like the lettering.

Aileni said...

I associate that sort of lettering with the military. Times change.

Layrayski said...

I'm with "your eg tour guide" on this one =)

Katney said...

As a retired librarian, I say--anything that will get kids to read!!!!

Olivier said...

le punk n'est donc pas mort ;o)) j'aime bien ce type de graphisme.
the punk therefore did not die ;o)) I like well this type of style of drawing.

Cynthia said...

I like this one a lot--very smart marketing!

Gwyn said...

Greetings from Juneau (Alaska) Daily Photo!
I agree it's definitely odd, but I do hope it works and reaches those who have difficulty reading.

I didn't learn to read until I was in 7th grade (12), struggled through my youth to become a better reader, and went on to be a teacher. Possibilities are endless if we are willing to persevere.

Thanks for commenting on Marcel's blog "Sitka Daily Photo." I, too, hope he keeps it active and updates us once in a while.
Have a great day!

dot said...

Great shot! I wonder who thought that one up...some young punk?

the donG said...

very very cool name for a bookshop.

Lisa Wilson said...

If they read enough, they won't be punks anymore. :)

marley said...

I suppose the idea is to appeal to teenagers, and get them interested in reading and books. Its a striking advert.

Eki Akhwan said...

a nice example of an adoption of a peripheral cultural symbol by the main stream ... it's a widespread symptom in a globalized world, Hilda.

I like the keen observation of of cultural symbols you show in this photo.

Webradio said...

It's like a military code...

Surprizing and cute...

turtle said...

cool surprize.

MyMaracas said...

Great find. It attracts its audience with its graphics and the surprises with its message. Clever!

Thanks for stopping by at mine.

Saretta said...

Okay bookay-ukay!

lunarossa said...

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MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

i'd love one of these bookstores near my place too!

Joy said...

That is good news! You're lucky to have a different kind of bookshop near where you live.

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babooshka said...

Sounds Okay to me.

Snapper said...

Regardless of the source the lettering and the message are both very cool. Cheers!

diXymiss said...

Great shot. Very interesting literacy strategy. Hope it works! ThanX for stopping by.

Ken Mac said...

smart way to get the kids!

Kala said...

literacy is wayyyy kewlll!

Dragonstar said...

That's great! Very different.