Thursday, April 28, 2011

Planetary Outpost On College St


I love the simplicity and elegance of this sign for MaRS which stands for Medical and Related Sciences. This is a charitable organization formed to connect the worlds of science, business and government and their headquarters contains the original brick facade of Toronto General Hospital on College St. This pic was taken on a particularly cold day in January - hence the snow!
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12 comments:

Lesley said...

I think the silver sign goes well with a cold day. It is interesting how they don't bother to state what the acronym stands for - you just know if you need to!

LĂșcia said...

Love the clean (and atemporal) design, and also the abbreviation! ;-)

VioletSky said...

reminds me of a giant pill.

Andy said...

Interesting. Named after my favorite chocolate bar.

EG Wow said...

I like the simplicity of the sign too. I guess there must be other signs out of the photo that tell what the acronym stands for.

Jack said...

That is certainly a pretty cool sign, but I hope that there is another sign nearby telling folks what it means. Otherwise, there will be many confused folks in Toronto.

RedPat said...

As far as I know there is no other sign telling you what the acronym stands for - just another sign with their web address.

Inger-M said...

Mars bars come to mind :-) I like it's simple elegance.

Birdman said...

What? And I thought it was all about the candy bar!

Regina K said...

I'd have a sign if I had such a cool name : )

Randy said...

I really love that sign!

Halcyon said...

It's good to know what the MaRS stands for! Very nice sign. :)