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Love Signs of Twentynine Palms

Colorful pieces of roadside art that say "love" in different languages. 

A recent addition to the vast desert landscape of Twentynine Palms, these colorful roadside signs are sure to catch your eye. Together, they stand to spread the message that love transcends any border or barrier.

Located just a couple minutes past the Glass Outhouse Art Gallery, these kitschy handmade signs say “love” in different languages. Head east and you’ll see signs in English, Amharic, and Traditional Chinese. Go west and you’ll find the word in Spanish, Farsi, and Kannada.

The signs were hand painted by artists Jacob Rafati and Katie Williams. Each sign features text designed by a different artist: Daniel Miramontes (Spanish language), Shirin Abedinirad (Farsi language), Anup Mutalik (Kannada language), Meitzu Chou (Traditional Chinese), Jacob Rafati (English language), and Yosef Lule (Amharic language).

You can easily pull off by the side of the road to take photos and get a closer look. The vibrant signs set against the light sand make for a particularly striking photograph.

Know Before You Go

The signs are just past the Glass Outhouse Art Gallery, heading east on Highway 62.