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SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco Housing Authority

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DENHAM GREEN

Spotted on internet tv by Henk van Dijke

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SHOE

Letterpress print by Niels Shoe Meulman

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ANGELINE

2 times right, 2 times wrong. Spotted by Thom Janssen at Oosterdok, Amsterdam

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GARWAY INN

Hereford, Wales, UK

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KOTANK 3

Thanks David Quay

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N N

Cufflinks, found on a webshop

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N

Pendant, found on a webshop

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RB SWIM & TENNIS

San Diego, USA

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LANDGOED

Stellenbosch, South Africa. Thanx Maurice and Chantal

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N baseball jacket

Found on the web

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REVEREND

New York

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DON

found on Facebook

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PISCINE

Somewhere in France. Thanks Kamiel

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CHAMPAGNE

Thornton Winery, Temecula California, USA

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DAAN

Location unknown. Thanks Elzo

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ALTINTAS

Dordrecht, The Netherlands

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OPEN LANDSCHAP

Hoofdstraat, Gasselternijveen, The Netherlands

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HONDA

Gramsbergerstraat, Coevorden, The Netherlands

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IRENE

Ratumsestraat, Winterswijk, The Netherlands

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BEUKENHORST

Markt, Winterswijk, The Netherlands

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RESTAURANT PINOKKIO

Jaagpad, Strijen, Zuid-Holland.

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NOGAREV

Paris, France. spotted by Henk

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ARTISAN BOULANGER

Paris, France. spotted by Henk

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VILLA SANT ANDREA

Sicily, Italy. Spotted by Henk

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ILLUMINAZIONE

manhole cover, Sicily, Italy. Spotted by Henk

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FONDERIA

manhole cover, Sicily, Italy. Spotted by Henk

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UEBNER

Wolgast, Germany. Thanks Just

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CNJ

Found on a corporate website

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REASTAURANT ENRIC..

Calle Vandale, Santa Cruz de la Palma, Spain  

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TAVOLINI

TAVOLIN(i). Spotted on TV; Gordan Ramsay's 'Kitchen Nightmares'. A bit hard to see but the N in the right upper corner is upside down.

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‘t DORSTIGHE HONCK

At baseball club Flying Petrels, Purmerend NL

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EDUCATION

New York City, Livingston Street, Brooklyn Heights  

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SIGNORELLO

4500 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA, USA

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KARDINAAL

Meivogelhof, Dordrecht, The Netherlands

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ANNO

Stek, Dordrecht, The Netherlands    

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N (Noord)

We've got a new category 'weathercocks'. Zeedijk, Heist, Belgium

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SALON

East Hampton, NY. Thanx Henk van Dycke

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N (North) ‘windhaan’ 3x

  Found several upside down N's on weathercocks. Locations unknown        

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CENTER

Modesto, California

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TOEGANG

Spotted on TV (Dutch)

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DANIEL

20-22 N 3RD ST philadelphia, Thanks John Langdon

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MAGAZINES

De Clercqstraat, Amsterdam. Thanx Henk!

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LONGACRE

Catalogue photo from Black country metal works UK.

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EUROLAND

Euroland, Herestraat, Groningen, Netherlands. Thanks Elzo!

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COLORADO SPRINGS

Found on the Internet.  

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MONKEY

Howth, Ireland, thanx Henk!

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CASA JUAN

Thanx Henk  

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PROMOTION

Paris

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JANVIER

Paris  

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COIN thumbnail image

COIN

Paris

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BENS

Thanks br3w

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CASINO

Spotted on TV

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VAN

Amsterdam Noord

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PANNEKOEK

Old bicycle with older crate...  

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SINGEL

Amsterdam, Holland

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DAMEN

Zermatt, Switzerland

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BOURBON

Paris, France

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INTERN

Miami

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KATANA

Paris, opposite the great restaurant Derrière, Rue des Gravilliers.

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ORTHODONTIE

In the cabinet of Orthodontie Latem, Belgium. Thanks Yves Peters

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ONREDELIJKE REETJES

Kuipershaven, Dordrecht Holland

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PLEKKEN

Rapenburg, Amsterdam. Found by HvhN.

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THINK

Bracelet. Found on the web

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SANNE

Double Whammy, spotted is a decoration shop. Dordrecht, Holland  

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CILLEKENS

Roermond, The Nethelands. Spotted in newspaper (Algemeen Dagblad) then Googled extra images.    

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BAGLIONI

Spotted on TV and then Googled this picture.

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Chocolate N (part 2)

This is the 2nd time we found an upside down N on a chocolate letter packaging. This time on a Hema box. Hema is a well known chain store in the Netherlands. Chocolate letters are popular ...

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WIGMANS

Amsterdam, Wijde Heisteeg 4

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ALLARD PIERSON MUSEUM

Amsterdam. Submitted by mokerontwerp.nl

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VITRINE

Brussels, Belgium. Thanx Yves Peters  

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SPLENDID

Hubert Frère Orbanlaan 66-90, 9000 Gent, Thanx Yves Peters!

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FN

Found on the web

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PLATINUM

London  

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LANGENBECK

Freiburg, Germany. A is mirrored, both N's and B and C are upside down Photo by Albert-Jan Pool http://www.flickr.com/photos/68178950@N08/8066924930/in/photostream

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HOTEL GANFO

Hotel Ganfo, Lugana di Sirmione, Italy Photo by Albert-Jan Pool http://www.flickr.com/photos/68178950@N08/7628139234/in/photostream   

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HUNGERFORD

London

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N custom made t-shirt

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SONY

Thank you, Ivo Gabrowitsch for this great contribution!    

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MILLENNI

  Double Whammy: Barcelona. Thanks Henkio!    

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ANDREW & HANNAH

Wedding sign spotted on www.weddingchicks.com by Tiffany. Thanks!

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NON

Demonstration against Michelle Martin (Ex-wife Marc Dutroux). Malonne, Belgium Spotted by Henk. Foto: Reuters

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HOEZEN

7 times wrong; Heerjansdam, Holland            

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KORTING

Bikestore, Nieuw-Lekkerland, Holland      

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AWAN

Tombstone, Belgium        

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DEROANNE

Tombstone, Belgium

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FNAPG 2,3,4 (FÉDÉRATION NATIONALE DES ANCIENS PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE)

3 metal plates for unknown soldiers, Belgium        

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SIMONE

Grave, Belgium      

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FNAPG 1 (Fédération nationaledes Anciens Prisonniers de guerre)

Metal plate for unknown soldier, Belgium    

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RINE

Tombstone, Belgium        

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DE BOEKENLA

  10 times wrong, 5 0n each side. Boomstraat Dordrecht, ...

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SAINT TROPEZ

Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam

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INGEGNERE

Italy  

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UNI-EN

Perugia, Italy

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CASSEGRAIN

Paris

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RENATO NUCCI

Paris

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JAPANS

Houtplein Haarlem, Netherlans. Thanx Bart!

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ALAIN FIGARET

  Paris

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HOTEL TRONCHET

  Paris

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BAAN THAI

  Paris

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GISMONDI

  Paris

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CALIFORNIA

  Paris

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CORINA

Paris  

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SAMBARQUINHO

  Amsterdam

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ASTROLAND (part 3)

This is the 3rd upside down N we spotted on an Astroland sign, Coney Island NYC. Taken at the Mermaid Parade 2007. Aight!

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LANE

London, UK

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CAMPING

Sheffield House, Griccieth UK

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PARAMOUNT PIROSHKI

San Francisco

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CATHERINE

San Francisco  

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BIRO & SONS

San Francisco    

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JAN BETON EET VANDAAG TAART

  translation: Jan Concrete eats pie today Upside down N number 250!!! Thanx Jan Beton @ www.kebabreporters.com    

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WONINGEN

Triple whammy! Amsterdam, Willemstraat  

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PAGEANTS

Spotted while watching TV.

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VINO

Shop window of a winestore, Dordrecht, The Netherlands

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LAS VEGAS, NM

Trainstation. Las Vegas, New Mexico USA

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KURT SVENSSON KONSTHANDEL

Stockholm, Sweden; Basline is off, spacing is wrong, an upside down N (of course), 3 times an upside down S (only the 3rd S is right), the V and A are mirrored.. anything else? Thanks Stephen ...

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WING SING

Lewiston, Maine    

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ANTIQUES

Location unknown  

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NOBEL

San Francisco  

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BONK BUILDING

San Francisco  

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CAMDEN HOUSE

London, Camden town

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STRAND

  London, Covent Garden  

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SANCTUM

v Singapore                

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BENCOOLEN

Singapore

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DENTAL CARE

Auckland, New Zealand

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DARNLEY

Near Bondi Beach, SYDNEY AUSTRALIA    

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INKIE

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PINK

Victoria's Secret 2011 Fashion Show

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DENIM

Spotted in 'name it' (store) Statenplaats Dordrecht.  

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UP HOLLAND

Spotted on TV and then googled this image. UP HOLLAND, UK.  

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CHNIESE RESTAURANT

Not only misspelled but also an upside down N (and S too). Prague.    

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RESTAURANT

Found on the web. Location unknown. (S is wrong too)  

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MANAGEMENT SALON

San Francisco

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MENEGHETTI

Venezia  

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15 JAN

Amsterdam Film Academy.

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GUIDANCE CENTRE

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LA BANK

Paris.  

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LETTER PRESS

Paris; upside down and mirrored.  

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ISTITUTO ELLENICO

Venezia. 6 times wrong!  

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CARABINIERI

Venezia; Police station

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HOORN

Spotted on TV

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SIERADEN EN KRALEN

Vleeshouwersstraat Dordrecht. Spotted by Rogier.  

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EN

Renault Logotype, at their headquarters, around 2004 foto by Jean Francois Porchez http://instagram.com/p/Jh73U

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DYLAN MORAN

DVD  

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RISTORANTE

Venezia

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ORTOLANI

Venezia    

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JUNIOR

Venezia  

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NINO

Venezia  

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LINAR ANT

Palma, Outside the cathedral. Thanx Jeremy.    

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VOPN(..)

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GENEV(A)

Miami They got the casing right but the Neon wrong…  

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NAPOLEON BALLROOM

Miami    

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WAN CAI HOTEL

Guangzhou  

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HAIR SALON

Guangzhou  

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WORLD ENERGY

Beijing    

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Noël

Miami  

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Conway’s

Dublin          

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Chocolate N

Chocolate letter N package. In the Netherlands chocolate letters are popular gifts around the celebration of Sinterklaas. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinterklaas

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REGIERUNGSGEBAEUDE DES KANTONS LUZERN

4 Times wrong! Submitted via e-mail. Thanks Lars!

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ASTROLAND (AGAIN)

This one was spotted before by Niels Meulman. Different typeface this time but also here an upside down N, again!

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..RGUNDY

New Orleans. Found on the web.

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THE SALOON

Found on the web.  

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ANTIEK EN CURIOSA

TE KOOP ANTIEK EN CURIOSA (FOR SALE ANTIQUES AND CURIOSITY) Spotted on the Rijksstraatweg in Dordrecht by Rogier    

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KOUNTRY INN

Restaurant sign in Southern Wisconsin.          

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DOWN ON YOUR LITTLE SISTER

Spotted on a friends Facebook page. Rogier

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FARAWAY DOWNS

Nicole Kidman in the movie 'Australia'. Spotted on TV by Rogier.  

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UETINA

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PERSHING

Main Street, Downtown Los Angeles, CA.

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UNIVERSITY CHAPEL

UCLA Campus, Los Angeles, CA. 'Bible study on wednesday'

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MUSTANG

Los Angeles, CA.

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TIME BANDIT

Caught a nice upside down N! Spotted watching the Discovery Channel. Then got this image off the website.

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HAND STYLE

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CASINO

In Las Vegas everything is fake. But the while everything looks like it was built to last as long as a film set, structures actually have a high quality. They have to withstand the wear and tear of ...

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KIM LIAN

Spotted on Dutch TV program about Dutch celebrities.

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BEVERLY BOULEVARD, LOS ANGELES

Society of people who do it themselves and don't pay attention when they glue letters on a wall.

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BASEMENT

4th street, Santa Monica CA.

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NAILS ON MELROSE

Yes sir. Two of our favorite categories in one find!

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KUSSEN VAN JOAN

Spotted on a pillow from a regular customer in a bar, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Two wrong one right, but is it done on purpose?!

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BAR MONCAYO

Ibiza, Spain.

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CENTER

Gent, Belgium.

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RUTTE AT HOTEL DES INDES

This is not a picture of the new Prime Minister of The Netherlands. This is a picture of an upside down N!

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IHRE MEINUNG

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OPEN FIRE HYDRANT

Boston, USA.

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SAN MARCO

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PRIJZEN

Art supply store, Amsterdam. The serifs are cut off but it's still upside down.

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OPTICIANS

Americana, Manhasset, luxury shopping village. Long Island, USA.

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‘T GENTS FONDUEHUISJE

Gent, Belgium.

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TAVERNE LA ROSA

Rue Haute, Brussels, Belgium.

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….ND

Boston, USA.

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GRAFTON HALL

Dublin, Ireland.

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CARON

Gent, Belgium.

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ENOTECA

Boston, USA.

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SANAT

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REMBRANDT

Where is that upside down N??.. Ah, on the other side. Submitted by N-hunter Rogier.

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CIRCUS RENZ

Renz, apparently one of Europe's largest circus, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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AARDAPPELEN

What a nice shot! Spotted by a true upside down N-hunter in Dordrecht, Netherlands.

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WEST END

Boston, USA

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MARIA PREGA PER NOI

Altamura, Italy. Maria prayed for us to find another N, and we did!

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BEACON CAPITOL

Beacon Hill, Boston, USA.

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FIRE HYDRANT

Boston, USA

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RISTORANTE

Altamura, Italy.

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HERON BUILDING

Paris, France. This must be the most expencive real estate in the world... Place Vendome. Also the name of this typeface. This N has been upside down since 1970.

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AWARD WINNING

Those crazy art directors.. place Ns upside down on purpose, phooey! Gatwick airport, London, UK.

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SOLDEN

That N certainly adds to the most unique style. Brussels, Belgium.

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POSTER

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TORCHON

Brussels, Belgium. Love the dots on the capital Is.

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JANSSEN SULLIVAN STEPHANE

Restaurant Belga Queen, Brussels, Belgium.

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NAZAR RESTAURANT

Gerard Douplein, Amsterdam, Netherlads. Typeface: Friz Quadrata... hard to spot.

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INGANG

Brussels, Belgium.

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VAN GANSBEKE

3D type counts double. Brussels, Belgium

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GALERIE DE LA REINE

A beauty. Brussels, Belgium.

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CENTRE D’AFFAIRES VENDOME

Typeface: Vendome. Location: Place Vendome, Paris. Find the 5 upside down Ns.

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DI GRISOGONO

Bond Street, London, UK. This fancy store in Londons chiquest street is a runners up to the Upside Down N trophy.

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RESIDENCE DU BOIS

Brussel, Belgium. The word residence seems to be extra sensitive for upside down Ns...We have about 5 now.

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ANTIQUITES

Blurry but wrong. Brussels, Belgium.

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JOHN

Galerie de la Reine, Brussels, belgium. Note that the H is also upside down.

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LINKS

Spotted in The Royal Library of Brussels, Belgium

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LAVAGE A LA MAIN

Brussels, Belgium. Those Ls look like upside down Ts with a piece cut off.

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NOA

Rue Rivoli, Paris, France.

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EXCELLENCE

A great shot if you keep in mind that the boat was passing quite fast on the river Seine, Paris.

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SUNBEAM

What a find! A classic Sunbeam Alpine in the movie Get Carter, 1971.

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RESTAURANT

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BOULANGER

Belleville, Paris, France.

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VOLUNTAS

Amsterdam harbour, Netherlands.

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PARKING TERRACOTAS

Ibiza, on the road to Atzaro, Spain.

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JAPANS&KOREAANS

Gelderlandplein, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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URBAN

Paris, France.

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IL CONTRASTO

Palermo, Sicily.

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THAI RESTAURANT

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RESIDENCE CHAMPAGNE

Brussels, Belgium.

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FRANK PROVOST

Paris, France.

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VENTE EN GROS

Rue Gravillers, Paris, France.

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JOANNE

Amstedam Pirates Baseball club.

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LA BAIE DES ANGES

Belleville, Paris, France.

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NCSI

Paris, France. Spotted by the bionic woman. On the right, an enhanced image showing that in fact, there once had been an upside down N in in this spot.

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LES MINISTERES

Rue du Bac, Paris, France. upsidedown N and S's.

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NATALì

Terrasini, Sicily.

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NOTAIRES

Brussels, Belgium. Upside down N's get a special wood treatment!

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HOLLAND VRIESLAND ZEELAND…

Five canal houses on the Prinsengracht, Amsterdam. Shameful indeed!

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DRIE KONINGEN

Singel, Amsterdam, Netherlands. These beautiful letters probably cost about 500€ a piece. And there are three of them. It's just wrong.

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DE KEUKEN VAN

Spuistraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands. One right, one wrong.

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RESTAURANT CHINOIS

Welcome to Chinese Restaurant...Brussels. They're not expert in kerning either!

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RESIDENCE CENTRALE

Brussels, Belgium. That's the second 'Residence' in the collection.

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HOTEL DES ARDENNES

Harzé, Ardennes (duh), Belgium.

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ANCIENS

Rue St. Honore, Paris, France.

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CENTRE DE FORMATION

Le Marais, Paris, France.

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IMPIANTE

Terrasini, Sicily. Very rare specimen of manhole cover!

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LEONARDO

Leonardo Davinci Appartments, Brussels. Note that the A is also wrong.

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YANK

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TO RENT

Rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie, Paris, France.

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LONGINES

Boulevard Anspach, Brussels, Belgium. Whoa. That is really bad.

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CANARD MARTIN

Le Marais, Paris, France.

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STENZA

Terrasini, Sicily.

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PANINERIA

Terrasini, Sicily.

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VILLINO ORLANDO

Cinisi, Terrasini, Sicily.

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MAISON DE LA RECHERCHE

Maison de la recherche. Did not research the placing of capital letters. Paris

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BRUNO

Cannes, France.

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TINA

Kinkerstraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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RESIDENCE INN

Surinam. A classic example of a Twisted Sisters.

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ASCENSEUR PUBLIC

Le Grand Bornand, France.

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EL RINCON ANDALUZ

Spain is heaven for the N-watcher. Lettered tiles are easily placed upside down.

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CURTAIN

Location unknown, submitted via email.

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MONSIEUR

Even uber-designers Victor & Rolf get it wrong!

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MOULIN

Nice One!

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CONSULATE OF ANGOLA

Consulate of Angola in Lisbon. Two hits.

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OPGANG

The boring book "Letters in Amsterdam" has this picture of a demolished church called De Opgang.

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REIZEN

A true gem! Javastraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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AGENZIA GENERALE

Italians can get sloppy too. Thanks to the Dordrecht connection. Again.

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PRINCENHOF

Grand Hotel, Amsterdam., Netherlands. A classy hotel is a great place to spot an upside dowN. At least they got one N right.

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SANTISSIMO

Lisbon, Portugal.

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CRAFT CENTER

NY, USA> Phooey! Pearl Paint in New York get it wrong. Note the C's too...

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BANJO

A boat called Banjo.

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ANTIEK

Jordaan, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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KUNSTHANDEL

One right, two wrong. Spiegelstraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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CONFISEUR

Paris, Chatelet, France

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NEW CHURCH

Nice shot, submitted by Rogier, Dordrecht.

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UNRULY BENZ

First unruly car, Cannes 2005.

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BIKE RENTAL

Submitted by Paul/Bob.

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ARIANE DANDOIS

Paris, France. Chic serif caps with the N upside down. Consistantly repeated all over the shop.

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OPEN

Prins Hendrikkade, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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DENU

Prinsengracht, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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LOUNGE

Even a sans serif N can have a distinct up and downside...

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…ANSLO

Overtoom, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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LEIDEN

Texel, The Netherlands.

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SUNNY

Consequent, painted... wrong. Surinam.

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ZINNIA

Twisterd Sisters in Surinam.

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ALBANY

Rue de Rivoli, Paris, France.

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ANUS

Ibiza, Sapin, in a magazine.

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MUNDI

Ibiza, Spain. Their other store has the same faulty letter placement.

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NEW HERO

Not very heroic placing of the letters in Paris, France.

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Dr. G.I. SANT

Dordrecht, Netherlands. Submitted by Rogier.

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NEDERLANDS KAMPIOEN

Photo of an eel smoker in De Volkskrant, Dutch newspaper.

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ENTREE

Rubenshuis, Antwerp, Belgium. Spotted by Henk from Graphic Oil.

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FABRICANTS

Rue du Bac, Paris, France. Bad picture, but the N on top is upside down.

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STRAND

Another Cooper Black example lives on the beach of Bloemendaal, Netherlands.

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HOTEL SONNE

Double whammy. Andermatt, Switzerland.

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NOMA…

Marsala, Sicily.

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KAUFMAN

Rokin, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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VINNE

Piece of typographic art, Brooklyn, USA.

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ADVANTAGE

NY, USA.

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MARTIN

Lafayette Street, New York, USA.

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RAINBOW

8th Avenue, New York, USA. Amazing that they got the N wrong but the gradient right.

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BUNGALOW VERHUUR

Texel, Netherlands.

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ASTROLAND

While looking for pictures of Brittany Murphy on IMDb, Meulman stumbled onto this one.

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MODERNA

Nice granite N!. Submitted by Henk from design agency Moker in Amsterdam. He went N-hunting in Curacao.

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BANCO INDUSTRIAL DE VENEZUELA

Submitted by Henk from design agency Moker, Amsterdam. He went N-hunting in Curacao.

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PARKIN

NY, USA.

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MINOTAURE

Paris, France. This one is cute... But wrong! Note that the N on the window is also upside down.

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NIGHT SHOP

Brussels, Belgium.

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DIVIETO D’AFFISIONE

Matera, Italy. These brass 'Post No Bills' signs are everywhere in Italy but only very few have the N that we're looking for.

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BANCA D’ITALIA

Matera, Italy. Small village where they filmed Mel Gibson's "The passion of the Christ".

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BAILEY FOUNDATION

Still from Once upon a time in America. Right at the end of the 4 hours lasting experience Meulman is still awake and notices the second N is upside down.

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HUGH GRANT

The reverend Hugh Grant? Anyway, wrong N.

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GEVOJANYAN

Westwood, Los Angeles, USA. A nice example of marble lettering, indeed.

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JOHNNY

Twisted Sisters. One right, one wrong. Angel used to get his N wrong with his belt buckle.

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MONTESOL

Vaya de Rey, Ibiza, Spain.

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VINYL

From an early age on, Niels Shoe Meulman notices signs where an N with serif is placed upside down. This awareness is the first thing that triggers Meulman to become a graphic designer. Many years later, in 2004, ...

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SANS RANCUNE

The first two N's are placed perfectly. So why'd you have to fuck it all up on the third N?! No hard feelings. Submitted via email by Thom van Vreeswijk. Location unknown.

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CASA LA CUBANA

Formentera, Balearic Islands, Spain.

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IL…RISTORANTE

Formentera, Balearic Islands, Spain. Another Cooper Black. It seems to be a favorite typeface for sloppy do-it-yourselfers.

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SCHIPHOLRAMP

Upside down N on TV.

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DESIGN INC

29th Street, NY, USA

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HUA LONG

Paramaribo, Surinam.

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ONNO

Bloemendaal beach, Netherlands. This boat is not upside down.

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BANDERAS

Formentera, Balearic Islands, Spain.

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BONSAI

Paris, France. You would expect more eye for detail from a bonsai lover. Paris

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ZAAL ONEVEN

Muziektheater, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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N°91 N°93

Kalverstraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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CENTRUM

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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ANTIEK

Amsterdam, Netherlands. They got it right at the beginning, but failed all the way through the end.

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SCUOLA MATERNA

Altamura, Italy

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ENTRANCE ON 13TH STREET

Location unknown. Submitted by Rogier, Dordrecht

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PINACOTECA DI BRERA

Milan, Italy. Huge metal doors with classic metal letters. Exept for one. Our photo was a bit blurry though, so since the Pinacoteca di Brera is a famous museum, it was easy to find another good picture on google images!

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LOS CANTAROS

Somewhere in Spain. Spain is heaven for the N-watcher. Lettered tiles are easily placed upside down, like the last S too.

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MERCHANTS BANK

They got the second N right. Note that the second A is also wrong. Location unknown, submitted via email.

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AVELINE

Paris, France. Typical lovely Parisian brass serif caps.. Wrong!

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VENIA

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BLOEMBOLLEN VERKOOP

Flowerbulbs on Texel Island, Netherlands.

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OPEN

What a nice specimen in Surinam.

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NAILS

Amsterdam, Netherlands. NAILS in Times... deja vu?

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COSMETICS & NAILS

Amsterdam, Netherlands. NAILS in Times... deja vu?

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NYC MEDICAL OFFICES

Somewhere near West Broadway, NYC, USA. So many N's at once, including twisted sisters and five upside down S's!

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CONDOMINIO MINERVA

Pavia, North Italy

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ISTITUTO C?NOSSIANE

Pavia, North Italy

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DECANDIA

Altamura, Italy

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N°10 N°12

Ibiza, Spain

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NOHOSTAR

Manhattan, USA

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TECHNOESPANSI

Bari, Italy. Spotted from the highway going to the airport...

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BUILT IN KITCHEN

Port Washington, Long Island, NY, USA.

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ED’S NIGHTSHOP

Nice one. Note that second S is also upside ...

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CLAFLIN BUILDING

Boston, USA

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CONEY ISLAND ON 5th AV.

5th Avenue, NY, USA

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CAMBRIDGE NORTH-EAST-WEST-SOUTH

Boston, USA

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CAN RENATA

Ibiza, Spain. Spain is heaven for the N-watcher. Lettered tiles are easily placed upside down.

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ANA Y MARIA

Ibiza, Spain

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SALONE

Altamura, Italy. First we spot an upsidedownN and then we walk into a hotel lobby, and there's this little calendar with a drawing of that very same N!

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ANNASTOPPA HAIR FASHION

Polignano, Italy. Polignano is the hometown of Domenico Modugno, the singer of "Volare....ohoh....Cantare...oh oh oh"

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ARENA

Altamura, Italy

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CAN ORILLA

Formentera, Balearic Islands, Spain

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GLEENS IMPRIMERIE

Gleens Imprimerie Verviers, Belgium

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SANT ANTONI

Ibiza, Spain

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