And for something completely different:
Hardly anything has been written about this particular hobby. The publications listed below are just a few that I was able to find. Any information on additional references would be appreciated.
Do Not Disturb. Raoul Shah. London, 2019. Raoul Shah, the
CEO of creative agency Exposure, began collecting the door signs as a child on
his first trip to America in 1980, he didn’t know then but that first sign
would be the start of a collection that would span his life, forming a visual
journey of every hotel room he ever visited..
In Flagrante Collecto: caught in the act of collecting (Chapter 10, page 154). Marilynn Gelfman Karp. Abrams, New York, 2006. This lovingly assembled volume is a fascinating compendium of material culture as told by an incredible array of objects. More…..
Do Not Disturb. Hotel Graphics & Branding. Promopress - Sandu Publishing Co., Ltd. Barcelona, 2014. The book provides a selection of the most impressive graphic design innovations in hotel branding from around the globe. More…..
Monograph: Do Not Disturb. Michael Lebovitz. November 2008. Monthly publication from Creative Review. A collection of door hangers from hotels around the world accrued by James Goodsell during a career spent working for the US government. (sold out).