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
Treehugger
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

2 comments:

Saddletramp said...

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."

Rogie said...

Seems as though we're enduring an epidemic of flat tires, and breathing dirty air from teh dust being kicked up by all the cars driving across permanently filthy streets...

http://thumbshift.wordpress.com/2010/02/24/roads-goin-to-hell/

The pathetic attempts at resurfacing our streets after "repairs" are completed are basically the result of stimulus funds going towards utilities and municipalities who wish to take advantage of RINC funds for the underground work, without wasting any on the final results on the surface. Clearly these RINC beneficialries don't need to complete their work with any paving proficiency...Too bad there aren't any legal liabilities for all the private contractors that the Feds were depending on to keep the economy rolling !

http://thumbshift.wordpress.com/2010/02/24/roads-goin-to-hell/