Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Heath Warning Stencil

Fine work from Ireland.  "Traffic Fumes Are Seriously Damaging Your Health"
Heath Warning Stencil by King Dumb

Monday, March 22, 2010



Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Holy Cr*p!

New Work by URS. Harbord Street.
Saddletramp wrote: "The action-hero drama of dodging obstacles and potholes, escaping devil-may-care drivers in super-fast cars, and braving the fierce, temperamental elements, may seem, and feel, quite comic. Unless you're face-down on the pavement. With some wit, we endeavour to provide warning with humour; suggest danger with comedy; invite caution without frightening... and most importantly, we appeal to our fine city to remember that potholes aren't just uncomfortable, they really, really hurt."
More photos here
Fonts: Hobo & Badaboom

Articles & Kudos:
Torontoist March 25
Torontoist March 10
GOOD Magazine
Wooster Collective
CBC Radio 3
The L Magazine (Brooklyn)
Label Networks (Youth Culture Magazine)
SanArt Contemporary Art & Culture News
ArtSlant (Contemporary Art News)
Tako, propagande culturelle (Suisse)
ArtsBlog (Italy)
Australian Cycling Council
Car Free France
Brooklyn By Bike

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Roadsworth Quoted

"The road is therefore, representative of many things on a symbolic, psychological, and practical level. It exists in a symbiotic relationship to the automobile for example, which is in turn related to the oil industry, which has a relationship to the military industrial complex and so on. The more roads there are, the more cars there are. The more cars there are, the more need for oil there is. The more need there is for oil, the more weapons are needed. The more weapons there are... This chain could equally be read in reverse, each link the catalyst for another chain reaction, and it is hard to say, at least for someone like myself who is not well versed in history, which came first: the chicken or the egg? The car or the cruise missile? This is inevitably a simplistic assessment of the situation but the point is, the road and its particular language (i.e. street markings) is for me, loaded with significance and therefore, ripe for re-interpretation. And because the road seems to take itself so seriously it is also a tempting target for satire. Road markings are for me, a metaphor for a certain state of mind and relationship to the outside world that is endemic of our time, and is engendered by driving."
Via NY Arts Magazine

Monday, March 1, 2010

University of Toronto LED Billboard Hacking

Photos by Kevin Bracken via Spacing a few years ago.

An action by U of T student group called 'Cars Off Campus".

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