Hacked Stop Signs Given New Meaning [Pics]
Design blogger gives Stop signs across California a renewed life as art interventions.
In the latest project by Changing Lines, a combination of typefaces in hijacking stop signs across California. The STOP project conveys ironic, whimsical, and critical messages by surrounding “stop” with other words that re-contextualize its meaning — using popular song lyrics, old adages etc.
In a statement by Changing Lines, they affirm that:
STOP signs were chosen in strategic locations in order to create an immediate relationship between the messages, the locations and the experiences of the moment. They force people to stop and read the messages, causing a reaction that requires them to question their acquired habits and behaviors.