New York, City of Sign Poetry
I guess it has to happen in New York, the city that never sleeps and the one we think about when hearing the awful phrase rat race (ever read Revolutionary Road?). You never know what will come out of the creative monotonous dichotomy the city embraces. There’s also a fifty-fifty chance of seeing a celebrity or getting a bucket of excrement dumped on your head in the same city block.
So what does NYC offer us this week? Haiku traffic signs!
Imagine a world
Where your every move matters.
Welcome to that world.
Pretty awesome, right? And a meta-caricature of New York itself, the creativity surrounding its workers scattering from block to block without really noticing what’s happening at the intersection of (or between) those blocks. A dangerous potential since the cab drivers are doing the same thing, but perpendicular to the pedestrians. The city will be placing the 12 John Morse-designed signs at 200 accident-prone sidewalks throughout the five boroughs.
Nothing wrong with taking the time to artfully realize where you are and what you’re actually doing. Even if it’s only walking to work in New York. (But I’d say because you’re walking to work.)
[image courtesy of ghm575]