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29 January 2010

Showcase: Tasmania

In September last year, Melbourne-based photographer John Bodin travelled The Apple Isle, collecting photos of Danthonia signs on the way. Below are a few of the images he sent back.  

Rainbow Beach, Queensland

A cafe sign in Hobart

A school sign in Burnie

Another school sign in Burnie

Sign for a 'five star dog and cat boarding facility' in Riana

A printing company sign in Launceston

A school sign in Riverside

A bed & breakfast sign in Geeveston (This sign won First Place in the 2008 International Sign Contest - Commercial Pole/Pylon Signs category)

The front of the building

A restaurant Sign, not far away

A Christian youth camp sign near Sorell

Here at the workshop, we make signs for customers all over Australia, but it's always rewarding to see what the signs look like when they're 'at home'.

Well done, John, beautiful images!