People can't decide what this UK road sign design is meant to be

Speed camera sign
(Image credit: RAC/Future)

Road signs are among some of the clearest and instantly recognisable designs around – and necessarily so. But it turns out one of the most ubiquitous signs on British roads has drivers a little confused.

The speed camera design, designed to alert drivers that, yes, they're about to pass a speed camera, is believed by many to depict a old fashioned Victorian bellows camera from the side. But one Twitter user believes the reality is a lot less charming. (Looking for design inspiration? Check out the best print ads of all time.) 

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.