So in a Wal-Mart, which is under renovations in the suburbs, I noticed that their fire exit signs had gotten a redesign. As we have discussed in the blog before sometimes we forget to have fun while designing. I feel that this icon is comedic. While fire is very serious, this is the reaction someone would have. They would run out of the building running for their lives, literally. But we rarely have seen this iconic man in such an active manner. We have seen this “man” standing or moving an arm, but he is usually stationary. To see him running made me laugh. I wonder why the designer decided to make the man run. In other fire exit signs there are just the stair or door outline showing you that is your emergency exit. When I see something done differently I wonder; who designed it? How was this job acquired? Did it take them long to do it? (While it is simple I do not like to assume it was done in a couple minutes as we all can attest to sometimes the simplest design takes the longest to make). These are the questions that I have always thought of when seeing any simple design. Especially one that is seen by a lot of people that essentially can save lives.