Deciphering Graphic Language of Safety Gloves
2023 Article
I snapped a photo of the glove and forwarded it to my friend, a seasoned construction worker, inquiring if he knew what any of those symbols meant. His response was swift and decisive—he had no idea. So maybe not for fellow designers who are interested in why things look the way they look, but for my one friend who has been in construction for 20-something years, I decided to go down the rabbit hole of deciphering all this information. I won't deny it—I briefly felt like Indiana Jones, deciphering ancient hieroglyphs on a weathered wall for a few moments last week.

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