Street sign in İstanbul

Deniz Akşimşek


I mentioned these signs in my post about the ones in Ordu and said I’d post a picture if I ever went to İstanbul. I think I just wasted my wish.

A post with two signs on it, one partially covering the other. The signsare colored red with a thin white strip, then a thick green strip at thebottom.The front one says:"KÖKNAR CADDESİ ↞↠, [on white strip] MEHMET AKİF MAHALLESİ, [on greenstrip] ÇEKMEKÖY (TN:40 )".The one behind says:"BİL..". SOKAĞI, [on white strip] MEHMET AKİF MAHALLESİ, [on green strip]ÇEKMEKÖY (TN:60 )"

While I didn’t get to explore İstanbul due to the pandemic, I had an opportunity to see one of these for myself, with the custom-made Kent typeface and the district color codes (as you can see, I was in the lime green Çekmeköy district). When I saw one IRL, I realized that the letters are embossed — this doesn’t show through in photos.

Although these two signs are on a post, many were on the sides of buildings. I don’t like this much as it makes them harder to find. At least they don’t nail them to trees like in Samsun though.

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