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The start of it all

It was more than 4 years ago that I’ve seen for the first time this unique and brilliant sign. It is a sale sign, or at least we believe it to be like that. It is a sign with a message for sure. Not a real estate sign, OK. We give you that. But it is a funny way to use space for your commercial message.

We explane. It is in fact a rural sign, captured near Parede de Coura, in Portugal inner land, where we only pass by to head for a music festival, once a year…. and yes, also to get Fly London shoes, as we recently found it to be produced near by.

But back to the sign.

Placa com Venda de Mel original

This small pointy arrow message simple says “Honey S.” where “s” is a small way to say “For sale”. We fell in love we this as the pointless “S” is used with care and planning from someone. I mean, someone had to think on the best way to expresse the message to drivers passing by that they could find honey for sale. As the action plan was set in place the message almost was reduced to the basic essential “Honey”. But not this guy! You could wander if it would be renting honey or just a honey museum or even give a way place….

For all it matter, this was the beggining of this blog. The sparcle started here, and we had to wait for 4 years to get this picture. Thank god that good material last long and we managed to capture it on film.

Be inspired and go out and sale.

V.Mel num sinal


Lovely and “Thank you”

Black sale sign with white painted writing

Ohh, how I missed this kind of sale signs. Beautifully hand-made and painted with all the love and care in the world. This has to be someone who is sorry to leave and sell this joint. And for that it spent some time painting a lovely poster to hang it on the house front.

Notice how the number “4” is leaning to the left. And also that the background is not a perfect black card. It seems that some editing and amend was done… well as they say “shit happens”. Nevertheless it takes our maximum 5 points score!

Well done. Keep them coming.

Space for sale


Not long time ago, men went on space to discover a new frontier. That frontier soon vanished when men conquered moon. That small step led us to believe in a good future ahead.
Now, japan let’s know of their will to put a robot out in space! Can you imagine?
Well, we, in Portugal, we are moving behound that! We are put a price tag and puting up a sale sign on space!!
Take a look of this out of the box sale sign at Lisbon bairro alto store!

I wish i had a (good) camera every time I see a sale sign at night

I wish i had (a good) camera every time I see a sale sign at night

Yes. Unfortunately i didn’t so I had to use my crappy mobile phone’s camera to capture this ruby! Half sign, upside down message and a lot of effort put into it!
Maybe I’ll go back again just to capture this properly. Hopefully it is located close to “Senhor de Matosinhos” location, were we have a festivity going on, so I’ll save the trip for some fun & eating time.

Beware of the dog!

Painted wall with a dog Dog on front of a sale sign on the wall Dog on front of a sale sign on the wall

For once this post is not about a sale. We spotted this somehow looking lost dog just bellow a sale sign. It was adorable looking and we had to stop the car and capture it on photo. Luckily this dazed and confused dog stood there just doing what they are most famous for… laying still and doing nothing. So I’ve took 3 shots and by my surprise he waved he’s head from left to right allowing me to have a special quick animal star photo session right in the middle of the street. Well traffic started to be impossible to hold and I had to move the car, once I’ve realized my focus lens didn’t captured the full sale message and by luck I managed to point and shot behind my back as I was already moving.

As a result, I love this photo moment captured in this triple photo set. For those that keep on reading and following this blog and online platform (thank you for the attention and do apologize for all the lost hours reading this 🙂 )  you’ll understand that once we started this so-called “Visual Social Manifesto” project I wasn’t rebelling (too much), but just setting a strategy and excercise to train my copywrite skills, understand a bit more about blog phenomenon and its platforms, and, finally, develop my amateur passion about photography. It all took form with this WordPress blog that followed inspiration to its sustainability, wits, design and concept on Portuguese blog “kim jong il looking at things”.  It pretty much describes where we aim and intend to stand today.

So, when we capture a triple image like this dazed and confused dog under a sale message painted on a wall we have to smile and feel happy about it, and to our self effort dedicated on this solo project (yes, I use the plural a lot, just to mention me, the author – simple ego issues).

Please be inspired by those 3 photo, and call the 229960828 to let them know the sale will not happen because of the eye-catching dog beneath the advertising. For sale grafittig

Gar(b)age sale

Gar(b)age sale

Lovely sale sign placed next to a street sign framed with a couple of large garbage container. The “up” sign and 30 speed limit sign are the cherry on top of the cake to make this a gourgeous street night photo for a mobile.
Call 967498304 for this wall sale at Travessa das Antas.

Wall notes: “Need to sell this joint”

Love the story behind this message. Someone was asked to put up a marketing strategy to sell this property. Up until this point it is a normal start, and nowadays is almost daily routine in Portugal.
But apparently the fellow in charge was a douchebag with no plan or strategy and a bad idea for a concept of designing a message. This guy is the seller, for what we can read on this wall. He accomplished something, but nothing to be bragging about.
In terms of sale message, although very confusing, it manage to include everything on the message – thank god there is space for him to paint. But a simple “For Sale” would have made the trick, don’t you agree?
Call 933476072 or 229372542 and say congrats!

Sale message on a wall

Sun light for sale

Sun light for sale

Good bargain if your the type of person that enjoys baiting out in the sun. Well those guys are almost giving it away! “Raio de Sol Vende-se”, portuguese for sun ray for sale.
It’s pitoresc sale sign like these that makes our day and gives Portugal4Sale visual social manifesto blog a purpose and reason to keep on going.

Thank you A. Queiroz for the contribution from somewhere close to Mangualde.

Rock for sale (property included)

Rock for sale (property included)

Not an ancient form of real estate marketing sale but close enough. Today we share a beautiful graffiti sale message painted in black on a granitic rock somewhere close to Portugal central area, close to Mangualde, from what it seems.
But again, this picture highlights the long-lasting differences from the city to the village lifestyle, where no esthetic design sign is found but the message gets its way to the “air” by its elementary form.
Looking at it, we like to understand the motive that lead into the creation of this message. Someone had to kneel down to paint it, but first scale the numbers for those two lines and only one rock area. Although by the middle of it their hand started to go slightly down the line. But its a perfect message, thou! Sad that for such a large area of wall they had to pick a small minor little rock beneath the door step where few take the change of looking :). Better strategy planning some other time.
For now we thank A. Queiroz for this submitted photo and its gorgeously inclusion of the black sheet and clothing air drying with colourful cloth pegs.
Portugal is for sale but it still keeping its roots of a slow pace and lovely country with humble people.

Real Estate Sale Kills

Urban art sale sign

You are looking at a piece of urban art! Not a stencil or graffiti. It’s just a plain sale sign over a chaotic urban average wall which is cover with dust, paint, rusty, metal and rotten and wore wood. The white noise is silenced with the white colour of this majestic sale sign that recalls us of the typical smoking awareness alert signs, placed over cigarette packages, and which here remind us that sale sign are good when presented with heart and soul like this. The city hub and pulse loves and thanks for this art form. Thank you aesthetic real estate salesman! We want the best for you.

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