Too many signs at Anchorage area churches violate most principles of good church signage. Every week, I’ll be posting pictures of church signs I consider to be the best examples of what a sign should be, as well as pictures of signs that violate principles of a proper sign.
Good Sign Criteria
*Clearly readable at the posted speed limit
*Name of church, church webpage address, service times (optional)
Great Sign[img_assist|nid=156221|title=Faith Christian Community (note 35mph sign on far side)|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=350|height=143]
Except for being lighted, Faith’s sign has it all, and is easily readable from both directions.
Poor Sign[img_assist|nid=156223|title=Our Lady of Guadalupe|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=350|height=171]
One block away from Faith’s, Our Lady of Guadalupe’s sign is unreadable, even from the sidewalk. It is clearly out of character with the church, not easily visible to two-way traffic, and even close-up is hard to read. It’s hard to believe this expensive church has a sign so out of touch with this beautiful building.