Warning: this is no longer a sign of the times

You know those signs you see by the roadside – the ones with the elderly couple hobbling across the road? Well, a British community group says they no longer represent the true spirit of older people and should be changed.

Spring Chicken put out a call for leading designers to come up with a new, improved version of the road warning sign, and the results are fantastic.

More than 70 designs were submitted; they include skateboarding granddads, lots of dancing, dinosaurs, grandkids, pills, puppies and a tribute to The Beatles.

Oliviero Toscani, the Italian photographer who designed the controversial advertising campaigns for Italian brand Benetton came up with this Abbey Road sign, which has gained more than 100 votes.

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The public is invited to back their favourite designs to help narrow the selection down and, hopefully, choose a new artwork to replace the existing sign.

We’re finding it very hard to choose just one – perhaps the best solution is a range of new signs to show that older people can’t be depicted with just one image?

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This is just a small selection of the signs submitted, you can see more here. Be sure to pop back and tell us which sign will best represent you in year to come!