Hacked Street Signs Subvert With A Smile [Pics]
A series of street art that alters the meaning of traffic signs to surprise pedestrians and drivers during daily commutes.
Stop, Yield, Turn Right, No U-Turn. Traffic signs guide us throughout our urban landscape, but visual artist Clet Abraham sees them with different eyes. This French-born, based in Florence artist has been hacking the streets in different cities around Europe for the past 3 years.
A bicycle lane sign turned into a happy face, a dead-end into a representation of Jesus or a proceed straight arrow into an improvised angel. It only takes him 20 seconds with easy to remove stickers to modify the signs, giving them a witty, ironic and subversive touch. These little actions have a strong symbolic connotation and represent his particular channel to communicate with the public about the laws and regulations which he says can limit our freedom of expression.