Thou Shalt Not Pop-Cathedral of St John the Divine-NYC

We do appreciate a religious institution with a sense of humor. At a recent Untapped Cities vertical tour of the (still unfinished!) Cathedral of St. John the Divine, photographer Nicholas Santasier spotted the “Thou Shalt Not Poop” signs, warding against dogs on the grass. The Cathedral is certainly not anti-animal however, with a permanent residency of the three peacocks and an annual Blessing of the Animals event. In fact, the clever signage was made for the Blessing of the Animals by Pentagram. Other signs include “Collect What You Receive,” and “Hold Close They Loved.” The signs use the custom font for the Cathedral, a redrawn version of Frederic Goudy’s 1928 Blackletter font.

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