Image Courtesy of Pinterest, and Jennifer Cooke

I hardly ever see “No Soliciting” signs anymore. Maybe its the result of chain retailing and commercial establishments, where no sellable officer is on site and patrons are jealously guarded. Maybe it is a result of the growth in private, gated communities where non-residents are barred without invitation. Or maybe the Internet now offers global solicitations that we willingly fall prey to. Nevertheless this window sign was witty enough to leap over any historic or cultural divide. I post from a Pinterest Pin by Jennifer Cooke via Jessica Paris … but the bibliographic trail back to an original source grows cold, indistinct and unresolved. Maybe it harkens back to that famous ancient source “Anonymous

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Ferguson® Bath Mints
Neiman Marcus® Branded Mints
No Soliciting Unless Thin Mints

For all retail regulation signing see…
Return Policy Empowers Sales
You Bought It, You Own It!
Upscale Handle-With-Care Warning
Stupid Parking Prohibited
Parking Signs Employ Agency Creative
Not-So-Handicapped Parking
All Sales Very, Very Final
Smoke Ye Not in Uncial Majuscules
No Bike Riding in Store
No Soliciting Unless Thin Mints
Unattended Child Warning
Don’t Bag the Baby
Warning: Not A Baby Wipe
No Grazing … You Big Heifer
No Free Taste Tests
Retail Rules of Engagement
Get Off The Cell Phone, Bai-tch
Warning Door Eats Children
Mall Cops a Phone Call Away
Handicapped Store Front Decal

For a visual Pinterest Board summary see…
Amenities: Regulating Retail with Signs

For an actual declaration of war on the unwanted SEE…
Anti-Amenity: Don’t Sit Here.”

If retail staff needs a break TRY…
Wolford Will Return
Out To Lunch Retail

For humorous retail signage SEE…
Chinese Wieners on Sale
We’re Your Biggest Fans
Store Tag Not Meant for You
Bipolar Restroom Sign
Sign Says Cheeky
Rx for Couch Potat0 P•O•P

For positive sign psychology posts SEE…
Diamonds: Go Big or Go Home
Imaginative and Empowering Jewelry Signage
Subliminal or Supraliminal Retail Messaging
One Sold Every 5 Seconds
Merchandising Smoke and Mirrors
100% Satisfaction by 3:00 pm
Must-Have T-Shirt Designs
Live in The Moment Motto
Brand Celebrates Itself Literally.”
Bulgari Priced in Gold
Entrance Portal Perspectives
Mirror‘s Vision of Christmas in Jewelry
Puzzle Piece Recycling Bin
This-Just-In Faceout Tag
Shopper Decision-making Aids
VIP Still Shopping Tag
Rx for Couch Potat0 P•O•P

For discussions of a more academic nature SEE…
Make Your Own Prices Seem Lower
Unconscious Buying Behavior
How Design Influences Shopper Behavior

For retail typeface, type size and color references SEE…
Best Typefaces for Retail and Point-of-Purchase
Type Size for Sign Readability
Type Size and Color for Readability
Sign as Communication Vehicle

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Retail Humor