Would you notice if an “N” were upside down? You might if it had a serif, which is supposed to be on the upper left only in a capital N. It’s something that most of us wouldn’t even think about, and a lot of sign makers don’t realize it, either. But Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman did. He saw so many that he started the website Upside Down N – A Collection of Unruly ‘N’s.
From an early age on, I’ve noticed signs where the letter N with serif is accidentally placed upside down. In fact, this awareness was the first thing that triggered me to become a graphic artist. Many years later, in 2004, I started to photograph this phenomenon all over the world.
Now that you’ve seen a few, you will start to notice them anywhere they appear. Take a snapshot, and send it in for archiving at the site. -via Improbable Research