Signs like these always intrigued me. They represent a major fail in succinct communication, and while you can quickly deduce the intent, you can also draw unintended conclusions. Are those viewing the sign supposed to recognize danger because men are working? Then the inverse must be implied: there’s no danger when women are working.

We can’t afford to have ambiguity skew our messages in the creative world. That could mean multi-million dollar campaigns wasted and careers jeopardized. It’s better to spend time at the drawing board perfecting concepts before moving forward with confusing ideas.