Admittedly, flipping a store sign from "Open" to "Closed" isn't a huge difficulty. But it still tickles us that this man came up with a more kinetically interesting way to change one to the other:
Fine, so he left the "D" out and the "N" is backwards. The meaning is still clear.
The strange thing is that the inventor, Ikeda Yosuke , isn't a designer at all—but a mime. No white makeup and striped shirt, but a professional mime nonetheless. And interestingly enough, he incorporates graphic design and typography into his performances:
We know pantomime isn't everyone's cup of tea, but if you enjoyed either of the videos above, you'll want to take a look at some of Ikeda's pieces.