Orange sales signs are almost as distinct as the smell of a sizzling sausage or a doormat.
And now Bunnings employees have revealed a secret behind the good business indicators that have gone viral on TikTok and are basically blowing people away.
One of the many videos posted on TIC Tac shows that the signs are actually handwritten by staff members with a very distinct calligraphy style, instead of being done by a sign company or even printed as some thought.
“Sign written PERFECTION”, a clip from user Victoriayousif_, which has now been viewed over 660,000 times, has been captioned.
Many were definitely shocked by the revelation.
âI’ve always wondered how on Earth they still look the same and are handwritten,â one person commented.
âAll of these signs that I have ever seen in my life seem to have been written by the same person. How? ‘Or’ What? Was another confused answer.
Another asked, “Do they teach you how to do this or are people literally just born with this skill because I couldn’t?”
Several other Bunnings employees took advantage of the comments to share more about their days as “sign editors.”
One said it was actually part of the store’s “selling standards”, while another said that “every store has one or two people who are good at it.”
âI work at Bunnings, they get everyone trying to write a sign and people who are already pretty good at it, they train them until they can produce,â one person wrote.
âI was also a sign writer at Bunnings and I can still feel the marker,â another joked.
It has since been confirmed that workers are learning the specific style of calligraphy to use when creating the posters.
âWe’ve always had handwritten signage in our stores,â said Bunnings general manager – operations Ryan Baker 7 NEWS.
“We offer calligraphy classes, but we find that many of the team members have a natural talent for it.”
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