NYC haiku traffic signs

New York City’s Dept of Transportation commissioned artist James Morse to produce these lateral, funny, thought-provoking haiku signs. They are designed to alert pedestrians, cyclists and drivers to the unexpected on the road. Beautiful, genius, and amusing. Morse was already known for his guerrilla haikus installed in urban public space. Can’t believe he’s called Morse. Thanks to Bing Thom Architects for bringing this to my attention. Via NPR. More on James Morse here.

We could use more consultation and collaboration with artists in Vancouver. I don’t mean branders and commercial designers, either, not that they can’t be good. It’s just that visual artists bring something quite different. Imagine a world where your every move matters. Welcome to that world.


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3 Responses to “NYC haiku traffic signs”

  1. Wirelizard Says:

    Those are awesome. I want that Unwanted Door Prize one on a t-shirt, or even better, on a wicking cycling shirt.

  2. LB Says:

    “Imagine a world
    where your every move matters.
    Welcome to that world.”

  3. LB Says:

    @Wirelizard Me too!

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