Inspired by Australia's natural, developing and fun environments.
Get some inspiration.
Published August 31st 2015
Competition for the tourist dollars amongst regional towns has seen the emergence of entry signs (or entry statements), which are typically large displays or structures that names the area or is associated with the area. A great example of such an entry sign is the structure on the outskirts of Kapunda which clearly announces the mining heritage of the town to potential visitors and tourists, or perhaps the sign on the outskirts of Peterborough which reflects on its railway past.
Since the transition of tourists towards overseas travels, regional towns have started to become innovative with their structures in order to create talking points with a number of entry signs appearing over the last decade. One of the leaders in this area is Orroroo, whose entry sign features steel kangaroos, and is part of a series of steel sculptures within the main street. Port Wakefield is yet another with a fine structure of some sailing ketches.
However entry signs are not just limited to regional towns as they are often included at the entrances to major subdivisions with the suburbs of Adelaide, with Mawson Lakes being a prominent example of this.
I like the idea.Of those shown I slightly prefer the Pt.Wakefiled one over the one at Orroroo.Those shown are tastefully done...unlike some I have seen around Aust. over the years.They certainly add a bit of character to the towns!I believe Wudinna has a very good "sculpture" now,made of local stone.This far away town is a nice base for tourists;particularly with a 4wd.
I like the entry sign at Bordertown. The word is split into two over 2 stone wall parts sitting close together showing the division between SA and VIC. I think it is clever. Perhaps the designer follows the footy? lol