Sunday, May 22, 2011

Hotel What??

Walking along Massachusetts Avenue near Harvard Square tonight, I passed the new Hotel Veritas, a boutique hotel that looks really nice.

But the logo on its sign made me do a double-take, and grin:

So... am I imagining things? Seen from a distance, especially, that little flourish under the "V" looks very similar to the standard female anatomical diagram you should recall from your high school biology or health textbook. The proportions are just right, although the fallopian tubes are extra squiggly. (Obviously the graphic designer knew she couldn't totally get away with murder. Maybe her clients were a bunch of macho types who were driving her crazy, and she giggled all the way to the bank. On the other hand, perhaps the designer was a guy who was just inexplicably drawn to this particular design...)

Shall we assume that the rooms are cozy — even womblike?  Does the concierge mother everyone?


  1. How appropriate that you posted this on the eve of our first birthday! Thank you for your very interesting and amusing post. We hope to see you soon at Hotel Veritas!

  2. One of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands, The Church, is titled "Hotel Womb."

  3. Whoa, you even heard from Benson! Kudos!
    I'm going to have to check out the graphic next time I'm over there.

  4. Yes, Dave, I was so surprised to hear from the hotel! Absolutely charming.

    I should also mention that I watched that beautiful old building's renovation with mixed feelings until I saw what an incredibly creative and sensitive restoration they were doing. It's the handsomest building on Mass. Ave. They should be proud of themselves — and it should set the mark for more improvements in that neighborhood. And I would stay there in a heartbeat!


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