The store close to home is by far the worst signage/typography/logo ever. I literally turn my head the other way every time I walk by this. I don't even want to analyze what is wrong with the logo as it is self explanatory. As far the signage is concerned, the text is written in white with white blinds behind. It makes reading almost impossible. The backup text on the right bottom has a black background but gets hidden behind the dark vinyl sticker below.
Above is the laundry system in my apartment building. The operation of the dryer is pretty confusing, especially for a first time user. Firstly, there are two sets of controls, but there is no indication of which one is for the dryer above and which is for the one below. After this, one is expected to choose temperature and insert "coins". It adds a ten minute cycle. One needs to re-insert the laundry card multiple times to add minutes, which is not communicated by instructions.
The road signs above were just an observation. The clearance signage I thought was pretty useless in the middle of an interstate. I understand that the exit before the bridge needs to clearly indicate the clearance, but I do not remember that happening. So basically, one is approaching the bridge at 55-60mph and notices the sign, say a few hundred feet away. There is pretty much nothing the person can do in this situation. Similarly with the "Low Flying Aircraft" signage. Am I supposed to watch out above if something is coming too close to me at 200mph from the side? (The images are from the internet image search, I noticed these signs on my way to LaGuardia airport.
The above is the vending machine to buy/refill the laundry card. It does not communicate what needs to be done with it. The buttons are everywhere, each of which gives a separate instruction without any sequence of operation. Only after reading the little instructions in yellow, can you operate it.
Above is my take on how the layout should be (not the design). It lays out the three important functions in a clear way and gives lesser importance to secondary information. I placed the common element to all steps in the center and the layout was done based on that idea. I showed this to a couple of users of the laundry and they thought it was clearer.