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Just noticed this today on the subway:

Don't lean on door!'

Isn’t that weird? The Os are sideways, all of them. The N in lean is slightly shaved off on the right edge; compare it to the N in not. And the letters in lean don’t seem to have the same baseline.

What the hell is up with that? I thought it was some kind of pranked-up fake sign at first, but all of the Do not lean on door signs were like that.

Update: Here's a sharper photo on Gothamist earlier this year.

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Date: 2008-09-18 03:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kent-allard-jr.livejournal.com
Yeah, I noticed this today, too.

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Date: 2008-09-18 11:52 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] redbird
Maybe someone thought it would be cute to set the word "lean" so the letters were leaning slightly?

Those o's don't, in that image, look soideways to me, they look like they're in the same font as the n's, and don't match the D's, r, or t.

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Date: 2008-09-18 12:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] barking-iguana.livejournal.com
I don't see the thing with the o's, either. I think the letters were manually pasted at some point in the process, accounting for the messed up "lean" and for one of the n's being an upside down u.

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