Need rest facilities? Just look for the patterned checkered wall. The Aerospace Museum pioneers new approaches to Restroom Navigation In Aerospace with design and minimalist signing. At first you pause to consider the directive, but then it all becomes obvious. This Restroom Navigation In Aerospace seen at the Steven F.Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA.
My first impression of this Designer Restroom Wall Art was a food related scene but I am not so sure. Do you see a bowl of Saki, two drinking cups, and horizontal chopsticks with Tofu blocks or am I just hungry? Whatever the scene it was visually interesting, and raised off the wall creating drop shadows and a dimensional effect. Look close to see a unique method of mount for this Designer Restroom Wall Art to preserve the dimensionality.
This Family Restroom Symbol signing says all are welcome and the more the merrier. And I must assume that both by icon and by definition, this Restroom is transgender capable too. Single gender Restroom accommodations were available elsewhere in this establishment. I might group Male, Female, Family, and Transgender all at one location for easier locating by the public. As is common in many retail establishments, no merchandise in the Restrooms please. Seen at Sams Club.
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This Restroom Occupancy Limit warning photographed directly outside the Men’s Restroom and either hints at extensive facilities within or expectations of rush-hour kidney relief. Then again, maybe location was a spurious happenstance in that the entrance was from a main retail and passenger concourse at JFK International Airport. Nowhere else would one expect to find such capacious limits as this other than at a airport, conference hall, or convention centers. In any event, follow Restroom signage, amenities, and more below.
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You better get your Restroom Sign Strategy in order and full deployed. Yelp is supporting searches for Gender Neutral Bathroom Facilities. If you want to be Yelped in a positive manner there is no time to wait. While a firestorm of a political issue, FixturesCloseUp is non-plused. Traveling far and wide, and sharing restroom accommodations with the good, the bad, and the totally unexpected, I have no difficulty sharing accommodations with anyone. In fact my most surprising encounter ever, left me feeling that I was the intruder on THEIR need for privacy while in my own gender’s restroom. Can’t we all just think of like we did on camping trips. With a bit of consideration, we all can find a tree to relieve ourselves behind with no harm to any other. To see the original reporting follow the BBC link “Yelp To Help People Fid Gender-Neutral Bathrooms.” Image courtesy of Getty.
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In mainstream retail, this is the closest FixturesCloseUp gets to liberal Unisex Restroom use and signage: Unisex with a bit of Handicapped thrown in for good measure. Another polite option is that might describe this is “Family Restroom.” For variety of sign treatments, both in terms of permitted usage and visual approach, school down and access via list below.
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Here American Tandoor of Tysons Corner Virginia extends their theme and decor to the Restroom Signs of India and accompanying lobby art. Perfect and easy to implement. The “Men” and “Woman” name tags are standard. But appropriate framed illustrations elevate the communication to Restroom Signs of India. Choice of the right frame helps too.
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A very sophisticated rendition of Casino Restroom Signs at the equally sophisticated Mohegan Sun Resort. Standoffs are deployed forward facing, while paw print perforations decorate the sides. A most unique offering. Ladies room signage was similar in both design and execution, but I get mean and dirty looks if caught photographing even the exterior Ladies Casino Restroom Signs. Dangerous business, this restroom signage reporting. Seen at Mohegan Sun Casino, Wilkes-Barre PA. Time to check some of the other Casino signage throughout the Pennsylvania Pocono Mount Resort Region.
Here the Klingon language, “tlhIngan Hol,” is used for Restroom identification. Or maybe not. These might also be Cirth Elvin Runes by J.R.R. Tolkien or some other strange and rarely seen second language. Good if your customers are multicultural for your signage to follow suite and be multilingual themselves. See that this sign also speaks Braille …. but is it Braille Klingon, Braille Elvin, or Braille English, that is the question? If you are a linguist and can answer, leave a comment to enlighten us all.
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I do not yet think an industry standard, but Restroom Gender Sign Shapes might be a useful means of added communication, both from a distance and for the Sight impaired. Who can read those tiny Braille notes anyway (though they are included)? A full size visual and tactile communicate mode might offer advantages. In any case, here Men’s Rooms are flagged via triangle and Women’s Restroom via circle. Simple, economical outlines for a simple sign need. These Restroom Gender Sign Shapes seen at Interiors Home, Lancaster PA.
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