The recent articles about signage on Hilton Head Island struck a chord with me.
We live in one of the lovely communities along U.S. 278 on the mainland and the increased number of huge, screaming signs/billboards are quite the eyesore. How is this being allowed?
These are not the tasteful, low-key signs identifying the location of Sheridan Park, Plantation Park, Tanger Outlets, and other businesses. I am talking about the obnoxious, in-your-face billboards.
When we moved here three years ago, it didn’t look the way it does now. It’s looking more and more like Routes 70 and 22 in New Jersey.
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We were happy to escape the loud, tacky, unnecessary ads along the roadways. Once we learned where a particular office/store/restaurant was, we did not need our GPS nor instructions again — that went for both Hilton Head and Bluffton.
Personally I find the sign featured in the photo in one of the recent articles perfectly acceptable, done in good taste. If we want to find a doctor/lawyer/Indian chief, we know where to search — there are ample newspapers/flyers/circulars/internet. We don’t need them advertised to the detriment of the landscape.
And don’t get me started on the broken down shabby-looking “Visitors Center.” Is that the kind of introduction to our area we want to present?
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