This is so much better with the explanation Jeffrey gave me, so I'm just going to reprint it here:
This is from a store in the Bloomfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA, and it is easily my least favorite storefront in the entire city. I'm not overflowing with civic pride, but I really resent the implication that we need someone who is "actually from New York" to sell us scented oils and silk-screened tee-shirts. I didn't know those were culturally important commodities in the first place. Now I find out that the store's proprietors, on top of being pretentious d-bags, are hinting that they might not be as devoted to New York as they would have us believe. They're probably spending the weekend watching Penguins hockey, trying to figure out how to get Al Pacino's face onto even more crap. Incidentally, these pictures would be decent candidates for a blog devoted to horrible fonts on signs.
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Things I see a lot: silica gel "do not eat"; hair dryer labels; inside the bus "do not drill"; Wal-mart sign about IDs; coffee machine with "2" cup sizes; employees must "wash hands"; that failblog post.